W. Sledge is a successful young criminal who has achieved too much, too soon. Living in a pleasant council flat in a London tower block, he owns a Jaguar, receives unemployment benefit and keeps an underage mistress. In his own eyes, W. Sledge has everything, until a routine robbery goes too far. The result is murder, and when the crime incites latent psychopathic tendencies, he murders again. As his path intertwines with a runaway girl and his childhood friend, this award-winning story comes to an immoral but extraordinary climax.
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Joan Fleming was a British author of more than thirty crime and thriller novels. She was born in 1908 in Lancashire, England, and educated at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. The British Crime Writers' Association twice gave her its prestigious Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year, once in 1962 for When I Grow Rich, and again in 1970 for Young Man I Think You're Dying. She died in 1980.
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Book Description Fontana / Collins, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000072432