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Author Ricca, Brad, author.

Title Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation / Brad Ricca.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Large Print Materials  LP 362.8297 RIC    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  LP BIO HUMISTON    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  LP B HUMISTON, GRACE    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  LP 363.25 RIC    Check Shelf
Edition Large print edition.
Description 681 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Physical Medium large print rda
Series Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Mrs. 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. --Amazon
Contents True detective mysteries -- The missing skater -- The coroner's cabinet -- The Heatherbloom girl -- These little cases -- Army of the vanished -- The mysterious island of Sunny Side -- The giant and the chair -- The Manhunter of Harlem -- The pale man -- A door to the underworld -- A second guess -- The pointed finger -- The man who laughs -- The sliding number -- Mrs. Sherlock Holmes -- The marked neck -- Her last bow -- Army of one -- The assassin strikes -- The invisible places -- The witnesses' revenge -- Her dark shepherd.
Subject Humiston, Grace (Mary Grace), 1869-1948.
Women private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Women lawyers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Large type books.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Ricca, Brad. Mrs. Sherlock Holmes. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017 (DLC) 2016036711
ISBN 9781410499554 (hardcover)
1410499553 (hardcover)
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