Grace Hammer lives a sweet enough life with her four children in London's dank and dirty East End, dipping the pockets of wealthy strangers foolish enough to venture there.
She keeps a clean house and a tight hold on her magpie nature, restricting her interests to wallets and pocket watches, which are bread and butter - at night she dreams of shiny things.
Unbeknown to Grace, her most audacious crime is about to leap seventeen years and come knocking.
Out in the dark countryside Mr. Blunt rocks in his chair, grinding his teeth, vowing furious 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...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/03/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780701182236