Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation
by Brad Ricca
Before women had gained the right to vote, Grace Humiston was an attorney, a necessary detective, and the first female US district attorney in New York. Newspapers nicknamed her “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” while many simply knew her as the woman in black, her customary attire after the death of her parents.
Local Cleveland author Brad Ricca explores Humiston’s most famous case concerning a missing 18-year-old girl. A cold case of the NYPD became pro bono work for Humiston as she investigated the disappearance.