Webcomic: Kate Warne Pinkerton Detective
Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective (http://katewarnedetective.com/aboutkate/) was a real person. She worked for Allan Pinkerton in Chicago, Illinois in the 1850s-60s (including during the Civil War), making her the first female detective in America. Updating on Tuesdays, this webcomic is based on her real missions. The first story, Fortune Teller, is a pre-Civil War case set in Chicago, in which a man hires the Pinkertons' to find out why his sister is trying to kill him. Kate takes on the case and goes undercover to expose the truth.