This gripping tale of a young psychopath's crime spree in 1970s London won the British Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award for Best Novel. Winston Sledge is a petty thief whose successful breaking-and-entering career comes to an abrupt end when he accidentally kills an elderly victim. Now he must implicate his accomplice, persuade his girl to go on the lam, and dodge the increasingly persistent police.
About the Author
Joan Fleming (1908–80) twice received the Gold Dagger Award for Best Novel, awarded by the British Crime Writers' Association, for When I Grow Rich in 1962 and for Young Man, I Think You're Dying in 1970. Fleming published five children's books before her first adult crime novel, 1949's Two Lovers Too Many , after which she wrote more than 30 other books in the genre. Her novel The Deeds of Dr. Deadcert was the basis for the 1958 film Rx for Murder.