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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 | Read by David Bendena

Biography & Memoir • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Nominated for the 2018 Edgar Award for best fact-based crime story, this is the true story of Grace Humiston, whom the press nicknamed "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes." In a time when women couldn't vote, Humiston was a lawyer, a detective, and the first female U.S. district attorney. David Bendena's intense narration makes us believe in her. He highlights the February 1917 disappearance of 18-year-old Ruth Cruger, last seen taking her ice skates to be sharpened at a Harlem shop. After the NYPD had given up, Humiston and her detective partner agree to take the case. With a no-nonsense attitude, Bendena portrays Humiston's honesty and doggedness. He gives each character credible voices. As the two detectives scramble to locate the missing woman, Bendena heightens the drama. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2018]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2018

CD ISBN 9781974904990 $49.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781974905034 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $34.99

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