The book chronicles the history of real-life women detectives, who risked their lives to solve mysteries, catch miscreants and unearth conspiracies to make both the home and the world a safer place.
Beginning with Kate Warne (1833 –1868), the first female detective (who worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency and saved President Lincoln from being assassinated), the book goes on narrating the tales of some of the sharpest female sleuths who could rival the intelligence and vigor of their male counterparts including: Belle Boyd, who spied for the Confederacy during the American Civil War, riding her horse at breakneck speed between the lines to deliver her dispatches; Vienna-born photographer Edith Taylor, who spotted British traitors working for Stalin in the 1930s – among them, Kim Philby. Also presented is Corrie Ten Boom, who eight hundred men, women, and children from the Nazis during the German occupation of Holland in World War II. And not to be missed, Polish Countess Krystina Skarbe, who spied for Britain in German-occupied Europe only to be abandoned and then stabbed in a London hotel.
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