Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the incredible true life story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the New York lawyer and detective who solved the famous cold case of Ruth Cruger, an 18-year-old girl who disappeared in 1917. Grace was an amazing lawyer and traveling detective during a time when no women were practicing these professions. She focused on solving cases no one else wanted and...more
Grace was admitted to the bar in the state of New York in 1905, becoming one of only a thousand female lawyers in the whole United States. pg 29
Readers, this lady was incredible. Though she fell out of public favor later in her career, Grace accomplished so much. She was the first woman to ...more
The main story of the narrative is that of the disappearance of Ruth Crueger from her New York neighborhood in 1917. She was ...more
"Christina coughed, steaming up the window again."
"His voice seemed like it was ...more
Err.. 2 and a half really.
It was an extremely well-researched novel. Even though the author likely did use his imagination at some points to fill in the blanks.
The story-telling was pretty good. I was a little confused in the beginning given how it kept going back and forth. But it got better by the middle but then my interest declined towards the end.
It's almost like they don't want them to sell. Or, they think consumers are idiots.
I don't like the switch back from 1905 to 1917.
I don't get why the Cruger case is being highlighted in excruciating detail - other things she's done sound more interesting.
I can't even follow which name she's using, & in which time period.
Perhaps I'll revisit this, but right now it's not for me.
First, the good: If you're looking for a mix of biography and true crime, this is an excellent book, reading more like a novel than an historical account. Because of that, I see some people have given lower ratings feeling as though the author has "cheated" somehow. I'll just say I do not feel that way.
As for my quibbles, they center on two ...more
Grace Humiston was the first female U.S. district attorney. He worked as a lawyer and detective in the beginning of the 20th century. ...more
She is most widely known for her investigation into the death of Ruth Cruger, who disappeared one February afternoon after getting her skates sharpened at a local motorcycle shop. Grace was the one who found the body, almost 6 months after Cruger's ...more
|Lucy Preston Lite...: * Group Read for Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca *start here*||21||99||Oct 30, 2018 03:57PM|
|ACPL Online Book ...: Which case struck you the most?||2||3||Aug 15, 2018 01:06PM|
|ACPL Online Book ...: Humiston's style vs. The NYPD's style||2||5||Aug 15, 2018 01:02PM|
|ACPL Online Book ...: Nonfiction in the style of a novel||2||2||Aug 15, 2018 12:59PM|
|ACPL Online Book ...: Arthur Conan Doyle?||2||3||Aug 13, 2018 05:11PM|
|Lucy Preston Lite...: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes Sections 22, 23 and Epilogue||11||32||Jul 15, 2018 11:08AM|