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Brad Ricca is the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (2017) and Super Boys (2014), winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Nonfiction 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 lives with his family in Cleveland.

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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

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"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, intelle" 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 di" 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 supp" Read more of this review »
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" 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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