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

Narrated by: David Bendena
Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

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 US 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 18-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.

©2017 Brad Ricca (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Fascinating

This is a fascinating account of a real woman who fought against injustice in turn of the century USA. It is brilliantly read and I found myself being drawn into the story. Interesting and gripping with cases that I felt invested in. Can Highly recommend.

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first half great but it diced after the plot mystery reveal...shame as I enjoyed it at the start.

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  • Lisa
  • 31-10-18

More people need to know about this amazing woman!

Id like to know more about Mrs Sherlock Holmes herself. A good book - not great - but good.

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  • Brittany
  • 20-10-18

good representation of history

not sure what made the subject the greatest, but was certainly good at her job

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  • 17-10-18

A Captivating Read<br />

It is a fascinating and detailed account of a historical account and an amazing woman.

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  • Relar
  • 08-10-18

great story!

the story was captivating. performance was excellent. highly recommended to anyone looking for a good listen.

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  • Cindy Tortorici
  • 02-09-18

not my favorite but...

the subject matter is very important and very relevant today. the story dragged a bit

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