Grace Hammer: A Novel of the Victorian Underworld (Hardback)
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Short Description for Grace Hammer Stockbridge delivers an engrossing suspense novel set in Victorian London about stolen fortunes, romance, murder, and revenge.
- Published: 21 September 2009
- Format: Hardback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780393067187 ISBN 10: 0393067181
- Sales rank: 1,165,097
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Whitechapel, 1888. Grace Hammer and her children live comfortably in Bell Lane, their home a little oasis in the squalor of London's East End. They make their living picking the pockets of wealthy strangers foolish enough to venture there. But Grace's history is about to catch up with her. Out in the countryside Mr. Blunt rocks in his chair, vowing furious retribution. He has never forgotten his scarlet treasure, or the coquettish young woman who stole it from him. Fast-paced, racy, and reminiscent of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, Grace Hammer depicts nineteenth-century London amid corruption and a plague of poverty, peopled by orphans, harlots, and petty thieves. Sara Stockbridge introduces an unlikely heroine in Grace Hammer, a captivating young matriarch in a complicated web of intrigue, deceit, loyalties, and betrayal.