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Brad Ricca

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Brad Ricca is the author of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation (St. Martin's, 2017). He is also the author of Super Boys, winner of the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in Nonfiction, winner of a 2014 Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artist in Literature, and a Booklist Top 10 Book on the Arts. He is also the author of American Mastodon, winner of the 2009 St. Lawrence Book Award. He is a SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University and lives with his family in Cleveland.

Hey -- I am on the awesome Professional Book Nerd podcast -- listen to it here:

Lots of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes and comic book-type talk.

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Average rating: 3.33 · 1,235 ratings · 295 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The T...

3.24 avg rating — 1,027 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Super Boys: The Amazing Adv...

3.77 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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American Mastodon

4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011
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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
"This book is about two people: 1) Grace Humiston--a lawyer/detective; and 2) Ruth Cruger--a girl that was reported missing in Harlem in 1917. (It says so right in the title!) And as two SEPARATE people with two SEPARATE stories, I think the author..." Read more of this review »
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
"I enjoyed this book, more than I thought I would. It was a little scattered in its telling, with a lot of jumping around between cases and stories. Not all of the cases had satisfying endings, but bearing in mind this is a work of non-fiction, I s..." Read more of this review »
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
"Absolutely fascinating story. I can't quite give it a full 5 stars -- in fact, it might really be more like a 3.75 -- but only because of a few quibbles.

First, the good: If you're looking for a mix of biography and true crime, this is an excellent..." Read more of this review »
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
" That's a good way of putting it. I'll be honest, I totally believed that for a good chunk of writing this, but when I found out that cops helped build ...more "
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
"Great and exciting TRUE story about Mrs. Grace Humiston, the first female U.S. District
Attorney. When I started the book, I guess because the title involved Sherlock Holmes, and he is, of course, fictional, it did not sink into my head that the s..." Read more of this review »
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