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Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid : America's original gangster couple  Cover Image Book Book

Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid : America's original gangster couple / Glenn Stout.

Stout, Glenn, 1958- (author.).


"A thrilling Jazz Age chronicle of America's first gangster couple, Margaret and Richard Whittemore"-- Provided by publisher.
Baltimore, in the heart of the Jazz Age. Margaret and Richard Whittemore reached for the dream of a better life. They headed up a gang that in less than a year stole over one million dollars' worth of diamonds and precious gems-- over fifteen million dollars today. Margaret was the archetypal gun moll/femme fatale, Richard the quintessential bad boy whose cunning and violent amorality turned their dreams into reality. He killed at least three men, and when he promised to confess if she were set free, they became heroes to a generation of young Americans, the tabloids breathlessly reporting the details of their star-crossed romance. -- adapted from jacket

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  • ISBN: 9780358067771
  • ISBN: 0358067774
  • Physical Description: x, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [306]) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Particular People -- Till death -- A very accurate prediction -- Easy meat -- Unusual sacrifices -- Tiger girl -- Before heaven -- A movie thriller -- A great many good times -- The usual route -- King of this empty domain -- In a rakish way -- Candy kid dares chair for love -- Not gonna burn alone -- The tunnel of tears -- Beware the verdict -- A moral lesson -- A gaudy show -- Epilogue: Tribute of sorrow.
Subject: Whittemore, Richard, 1901-1926.
Whittemore, Margaret, 1903-1993.
Criminal couples > United States > Biography.
Criminal couples.
United States.
Genre: Biography.

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