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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library BLE (Text) 33500013673447 New Checked out 10/11/2022
Detroit Lakes Public Library BLE (Text) 33500013673439 New Checked out 10/14/2022

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  • ISBN: 1665019891
  • ISBN: 9781665019897
  • ISBN: 9798200924035
  • Physical Description: 299 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Publishing, 2022.

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General Note:
"Inspired by the true story of Alice Diamond and the Forty Elephants, the first all-female gang of London"--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
In 1920s London, pickpocket Alice Diamond scrambles to survive in her gritty neighborhood. With her father in prison and her brother in debt to a crime syndicate, she struggles to protect her father's territory. Recruited by Mary Carr, Alice joins a female gang, the Forty Elephants, and tastes success. But it's not long before she wants more--no matter the cost.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 July #1
    While her father is in jail, Alice Diamond takes on the 1920s gangsters and street wars of London with violent abandon. Alice is tough, both mentally and physically, and she will not hesitate to kill those that cross her or her family. Running the streets of the Mint, Alice has the neighborhood's poor behind her. But the luxurious lifestyle of the gangster is becoming more appealing. When Alice's brother Tommy steals from the wrong people, Alice must go against her beliefs and join London's most notorious female gang, the Forty Elephants. She plans on joining only long enough to pay her brother's debt and then get back to leading the Mint. Alice gets in deeper than she planned, though, and the entire operation almost blows up in her face. But Alice has bigger plans for herself and her fellow female thieves. Alice is a protagonist with her fair share of vices, but readers will find themselves rooting for her from the edge of their seats, waiting to see if she and her friends can pull off their biggest job yet. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Diamond, Alice, 1896-1952 > Fiction.
Female gangs > Fiction.
Female offenders > Fiction.
Shoplifting > Fiction.
Organized crime > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Nineteen twenties > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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