Publication: Chatto & Windus, 2009, London
First edition. Author's first book. Fine in fine dust jacket. Grace Hammer lives a sweet enough life with her four children in London's dirty East End, snatching purses and wallets of wealthy strangers, which are her bread and butter. Unbeknown to Grace, her most foolhardy crime is about to leap seventeen years and come knocking. Out in the dark countryside Mr. Blunt rocks in his chair, grinding his teeth and vowing retribution. He has never forgotten his scarlet treasure, or the harlot that stole it from him. At night he dreams of slitting her lily-white throat.
Inventory Number: 27341