Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation

The award-winning true story of a woman who became a legendary New York City crime fighter

By Brad Ricca Read by David Bendena Biographies & Memoirs / Historical / Nonfiction / True Crime English, Unabridged 12h 36m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Mrs. Grace Humiston was an amazing lawyer and a traveling detective during a time when no women were practicing those professions. She focused on solving cases no one else wanted and advocating for innocents. The first female U.S. District Attorney, she made groundbreaking investigations into modern-day slavery, and the papers gave her the nickname of fiction's famous sleuth. One of her greatest accomplishments was solving the cold case of a missing eighteen-year-old girl, Ruth Cruger. Her work changed how the country viewed the problem of missing girls, but it came with a price: 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, this true-crime tale is told in spine-tingling fashion and has important repercussions concerning kidnapping, the role of the media, and the truth of crime stories. But the great mystery of this book-and its haunting twist ending-is how one woman became so famous only to disappear.

Kirkus Star Recipient for Books of Exceptional Merit; A 2017 True Crime Book for Summer, The New York Times Sunday Book Review; - Awards

"Ricca makes a heroic case for Humiston...her inspiring story demands a hearing." - The New York Times Sunday Book Review

"An express train of a story." - Kirkus Reviews

"Nominated for the 2018 Edgar Award for best fact-based crime story, this is the true story of Grace Humiston, whom the press nicknamed "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes." David Bendena's intense narration makes us believe in her." - Audiofile