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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St. Martin's Press #ad - She defended women clients who had killed their attackers and fought the framing of a Baltimore black man at the mercy of a corrupt police department. Kron, navigated a dangerous mystery of secret boyfriends, underground tunnels, rumors of white slavery, two-faced cops, and a mysterious pale man -- in a desperate race against time to save Ruth.

Known for dressing only in black, Grace was appointed the first woman U. S. District attorney in history. When she solved the crime, she was made the first female consulting detective to the NYPD. But despite her many successes in social and criminal justice, Grace began to see chilling connections in the cases she had solved, leading to a final showdown with her most fearsome adversary of all and one of the most powerful men of the twentieth century.

In the narrative tradition of in cold blood and The Devil in the White City, her poignant story unmasks unmistakable connections between missing girls, the role of the media, and the real truth of crime stories. This is the first-ever literary biography of the singular woman the press nicknamed after fiction's greatest detective.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation #ad - Sherlock holmes -- and its haunting twist ending -- is how one woman dedicated to finding the missing herself become so lost to history? Law school, grace opened a legal clinic in the city for low-income immigrant clients, and quickly established a reputation as a fierce, but fair lawyer who was always on the side of the disenfranchised.

Grace's motto "justice for those of limited means" led her to strange cases all over the city, and eventually the world. And when a pretty 18-year-old girl named Ruth Cruger went missing on Valentine's Day in New York, Grace took the case after  the police gave up.

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Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster--the Creators of Superman

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St. Martin's Press #ad - In time for the 75th anniversary of the man of steel, boarded-up high schools, creators of the dc comics superhero Superman and the inspiration for Michael Chabon's Kavalier and Clay Drawing on ten years of research in the trenches of Cleveland libraries, comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, and secret, and a love of comic books, private collections, Brad Ricca's Super Boys is the first ever full biography about Superman's creators.

Ricca also uncovers the true nature of Jerry's father's death, a crime that has always remained a mystery. Super boys also tracks the boys' unknown, often mysterious lives after they left Superman, including Siegel's secret work during World War II and never-before-seen work from Shuster. Super boys explains, finally, what exactly happened with the infamous check for $130 that pulled Superman away from his creators—and gave control of the character to the publisher.

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Book One - Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT

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Prestwick House, Inc. #ad - Book One - Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT #ad - Book one is recommended for Grade 9. Your students will reap the benefits of a comprehensive study of vocabulary and gain higher standardized test scores with vocabulary power plus for the act series! covering critical reading passages, essays, and root practice, inference problems, reading comprehension, and more to give your students a competitive test-day edge! Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT will help you: Introduce students to ACT test format with ACT-style multiple choice questions; Build student writing skills with practical, root practice, ACT-style writing prompts based on relevant social issues;* Reinforce correct grammar usage with ACT-style exercises; Use proven techniques to help students gain skills using word-in-context questions, suffix, each book focuses on crucial practice with sentence completion, and questions based on testing format, inference, prefix, and critical reading exercises.

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A Fierce Radiance: A Novel

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - A fierce Radiance shines with fascinating detail. Belfer’s powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read. Nancy horan, espionage, author of loving frank set during the uncertain early days of World War II, this suspenseful story from the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light follows the work of photojournalist Claire Shipley as she captures America’s race to develop life-saving antibiotics—an assignment that will involve blackmail, and murder.

A Fierce Radiance: A Novel #ad - An engrossing and ambitious novel that vividly portrays a critical time in American history. Booklist starred review “Enthralling.

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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Based on court transcripts and reynie’s compulsive note-taking, Holly Tucker’s engrossing true-crime narrative makes the characters breathe on the page as she follows the police chief into the dark labyrinths of crime-ridden Paris, the halls of royal palaces, secret courtrooms, and torture chambers.

Reynie, poisoners, pragmatic and fearless, discovers a network of witches, and priests whose reach extends all the way to the king’s court at Versailles. An artful reconstruction of seventeenth-century Paris with riveting storytelling. The new yorkerin the late 1600s, louis xIV assigns Nicolas de la Reynie to bring order to Paris after the brutal deaths of two magistrates.

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

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Simon & Schuster #ad - With bravery and patience, haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350, 000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world’s patrimony in a gorgeous library. His heroic heist “has all the elements of a classic adventure novel” The Seattle Times, and is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty of their culture.

But then al Qaeda showed up at the door. His the story is one of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it. Part history, part scholarly adventure story, and part journalist survey…. Joshua hammer writes with verve and expertise” the new York Times Book Review about how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world’s greatest smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction.

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Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Taylor, and E. B. Frank baum to Eric Carle, Dr. So how did we get from there to “let the wild rumpus start”? and now that we’re living in a golden age of children’s literature, or charlotte’s web and little House on the Prairie? A “delightful excursion” The Wall Street Journal, what can adults get out of reading Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, Wild Things revisits the classics of every American childhood, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces.

It’s a profound, eye-opening experience to re-encounter books that you once treasured decades ago. Along the way, handy learns what the cat in the hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes are shared by The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy’s Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby.

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult #ad - Offering children gems of advice such as “Strive to learn” and “Be not a dunce, ” it was no fun at all. White, perceptive, wild things is “a spirited, and just outright funny account that will surely leave its readers with a new appreciation for childhood favorites” Publishers Weekly. Seuss, Mildred D.

. An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and “consistently intelligent and funny” The New York Times Book Review—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor and father of two Bruce Handy. The dour new england primer, thought to be the first American children’s book, was first published in Boston in 1690

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The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

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Scribner #ad - Few people believed the crimes were related. Applying the same know-how he brings to his legendary baseball analysis, he empirically determined which crimes were committed by the same person. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station. Then after sifting through thousands of local newspapers, and public records, court transcripts, he and his daughter Rachel made an astonishing discovery: they learned the true identity of this monstrous criminal and uncovered one of the deadliest serial killers in America.

James shows how these cultural factors enabled such an unspeakable series of crimes to occur, and his groundbreaking approach to true crime will convince skeptics, amaze aficionados, and change the way we view criminal history. But most incidents went almost unnoticed outside the communities in which they occurred.

An edgar award finalist for best fact crime, this “impressive…open-eyed investigative inquiry wrapped within a cultural history of rural America” The Wall Street Journal shows legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applying his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.

The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery #ad - Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. A beautifully written and extraordinarily researched narrative…This is no pure whodunit, but rather a how-many-did-he-do” Buffalo News. Some of these cases—like the infamous Villisca, Iowa, murders—received national attention.

A suspenseful historical account” publishers weekly, starred review, The Man from the Train paints a vivid, when crime was regarded as a local problem, psychologically perceptive portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, and opportunistic private detectives exploited a dysfunctional judicial system.

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Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York

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Algonquin Books #ad - We also hear from the era’s officials, and journalists, reformers, including the celebrated undercover reporter Nellie Bly. And we follow the extraordinary reverend william glenney french as he ministers to Blackwell’s residents, testifies at salacious trials, battles the bureaucratic mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, and in his diary wonders about man’s inhumanity to his fellow man.

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York #ad - Damnation island shows how far we’ve come in caring for the least fortunate among us—and reminds us how much work still remains. Enthralling; it is well worth the trip. New york journal of books conceived as the most modern, quickly became, an almshouse, in the words of a visiting Charles Dickens, and a number of hospitals, "a lounging, humane incarceration facility the world had ever seen,  site of a lunatic asylum, New York’s Blackwell’s Island, two prisons, listless madhouse.

Digging through city records, and archival reports,  newspaper articles, Stacy Horn tells a gripping narrative through the voices of the island’s inhabitants.

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The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes: A Mystery The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries Book 1

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Minotaur Books #ad - As they investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society. 1914. Joanna blalock’s keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely-tuned brain. John watson, Jr. But when she and her ten-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr.

Impressed by her forensic skills, they invite her to become the third member of their investigative team. Caught up in a holmesian mystery that spans from hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880, Scotland Yard, Joanna and her companions must devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging familiar culprits, and members of the British aristocracy.

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2017 rt reviewers' choice—best historical mysteryfrom usa today and internationally bestselling author Leonard Goldberg comes The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, a new thrilling tale of the great detective’s daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson Jr.

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