Mrs. sherlock holmes: the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation

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Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime! This is the shocking and amazing true story of the first female U.S. District Attorney and traveling detective who found missing 18-year-old Ruth Cruger when the entire NYPD had given up.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the lawyer, detective, and first woman U.S. District Attorney who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime-fighters during an era when women were still not allowed to vote. After agreeing to take the sensational case of missing eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger, Grace and her partner, the hard-boiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumors of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time.

Brad Ricca's Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is the first-ever narrative biography of this singular woman the press nicknamed after fiction's greatest detective. Her poignant story reveals important clues about missing girls, the media, and the real truth of crime stories.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is a nominee for the 2018 Edgar Awards for Best Fact Crime.

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display_descriptionMrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the incredible true life story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the New York lawyer and detective who solved the famous cold case of Ruth Cruger, an 18-year-old girl who disappeared in 1917. Grace was an amazing lawyer and traveling detective during a time when no women were practicing these professions. She focused on solving cases no one else wanted and advocating for innocents. Grace became the first female U.S. District Attorney and made ground-breaking investigations into modern slavery.One of Grace's greatest accomplishments was solving the Cruger case after following a trail of corruption that lead from New York to Italy. Her work changed how the country viewed the problem of missing girls. But the victory came with a price when she learned all too well what happens when one woman upstages the entire NYPD.In the literary tradition of In Cold Blood and The Devil in the White City, Brad Ricca's Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is a true crime tale told in spine-tingling fashion. This story is about a woman whose work was so impressive that the papers gave her the nickname of fiction's greatest sleuth. With important repercussions in the present about kidnapping, the role of the media, and the truth of crime stories, the great mystery of the book – and its haunting twist ending – is how one woman can become so famous only to disappear completely.
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Humiston, Grace -- (Mary Grace), -- 1869-1948
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True Crime
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title_displayMrs. sherlock holmes : The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation
title_fullMrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation [electronic resource] / Brad Ricca
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes [text (large print)] : the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation / by Brad Ricca
Mrs. sherlock holmes [electronic resource] : The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation. Brad Ricca
title_shortMrs. sherlock holmes
title_subthe true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation
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History
Humiston, Grace
Investigation
Missing persons
Nonfiction
True Crime
Women lawyers
Women private investigators