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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.

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Hey -- I am on the awesome Professional Book Nerd podcast -- listen to it here: http://overdrive.libsyn.com/ep-103-in....

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

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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

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American Mastodon

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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
"This is one of the most brilliantly written books I’ve ever read, about a truly incredible woman. Others have said Grace Humiston was “ahead of her time,” but I think that barely scratches the surface of a woman whose strength, determination, inte..." Read more of this review »
" This is cool. Thanks for picking my book! I'm really excited to hear what you think of Grace. I'll stay out of the discussion (because who wants the a ...more "
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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 "
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“Think for yourself...Be an inquirer--make no assertion unless you can support it by reason." (pg. 26)”
Brad Ricca, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation

“She [Grace Humiston] thought that law school graduates as a whole "were like too many carrots in a row--they crowd and crush one another, and nobody grows very big. But the women who transplant themselves into new fields grow like everything. (pg. 133)”
Brad Ricca, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation

“all the world was a neighborhood. (pg. 133)”
Brad Ricca, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation

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