Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

The TRUE story of Grace Humiston, a New York lawyer, District Attorney, and detective who spurned traditional female roles in the early 20th century.  Her work exposed peonage issues (importing/recruiting European immigrants by offering jobs but putting them into impossible-to-repay debt in the process) in the South.  She also helped solve the case of a missing young woman – Ruth Cruger – that the police couldn’t, or wouldn’t, solve.

It’s always interesting to learn about a little-known woman who made her career defending powerless women and immigrants.

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