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

Ricca, Brad (author.).
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  • 1 of 28 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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12 current holds with 28 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 362.82 RIC (Text) 36626103792867 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/27/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 1250072247
  • ISBN: 9781250072245
  • Physical Description: viii, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-418) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 doorway 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 -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "In 1917, on the day before Valentine's Day, eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger disappeared. When the police gave up, a mysterious woman in black vowed to find her. Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer 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 rarely involved with investigations. After agreeing to take the sensational Cruger case, Grace and her partner, the hardboiled 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. Grace's motto "Justice for those of limited means" led her to strange cases all over the world. From defending an innocent giant on death row to investigating an island in Arkansas with a terrible secret, from the warring halls of Congress to a crumbling medieval tower in Italy, Grace solved crimes in between shopping at Bergdorf Goodman and being marked for death by the sinister Black Hand. Grace was appointed the first female U.S. district attorney in history and the first female consulting detective to the New York Police Department. Despite her many successes in social justice, at the height of her powers Grace began to see chilling connections in the cases she solved, leading to a final showdown with her most fearsome adversary of all. 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 the relationship between missing girls, the media, and the real truth of crime stories. The great mystery of Grace's life--and the haunting twist ending of the book--is how one woman could become so famous only to disappear from history completely."--Jacket.
Subject: Missing persons Investigation New York (State) New York Case studies
Women lawyers New York (State) New York Case studies
Women private investigators New York (State) New York Case studies
Humiston, Grace (Mary Grace) 1869-1948
Genre: True crime stories.
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