Scarlet Women (Annie Carter, Book 3) by Jessie Keane

By Jessie Keane

She was once a madam in a brothel, then a gangster’s moll. Now Annie Carter owns the East finish of London, and God support anyone that crosses her.…

It’s 1970 and there’s a killer at the unfastened in London.

When gang boss Annie Carter will get a decision, unexpectedly it’s own. a detailed good friend of hers is the newest sufferer, and one other is within the body for the murder.

With the hated Delaney gang nonetheless inflicting difficulty, and new york mob boss Don Constantine Barolli’s relations making no mystery of the truth that they hate her, she senses a feud blowing up in all their faces very soon.

To store her previous pal, Annie has to aim to determine who’s been concentrating on the ladies. earlier than lengthy she’s diving head-first into the seedy underbelly of the streets.

How lengthy ahead of the killer moves back? And who will the subsequent sufferer be?

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You filthy beggar, get out of here, don't touch me, if you lay a finger on me I'll cane you to death . . and he'd go back to the window with the broken panes, stark . naked. The old women and the nuns didn't dare cross the court with the orange trees anymore. We decided that the best thing was to board up the shutters of his cell. But he always managed to break them down. Until one night, as Don Clemente slept, I walled up his window with bricks and cement, the first window I walled up in the Casa.

It was witch­ craft, black magic, and that's why the peasants were being crushed under the weight of endless misfortunes. Over the bone­ dry plains, where the animals swollen with thirst were dying off, the head of the landowner's daughter, flapping huge sinewy ears that were like bat wings, would fly after the yellow bitch dog­ it was warty and scrawny like the girl's nursemaid-that guided the chonch6n to a place indicated by the rays of their accom­ plice, the moon, on the other side of the hills.

I'm the seventh old woman. I'll take it upon myself to watch over the Azcoitia about to be born. Iris's - 50 vomit, which I washed from the kitchen tiles, anointed me. I keep it wrapped in a floor rag, with my books and my manu­ scripts, under the bed, where all old women keep their things. THE FIRST TffiNG I had to do was win them over. If I didn't find a way to dazzle them, I'd be accepted by them in name only, even though I'd groveled for them. I let a few days go by while I laid my plans, letting them go on barely talking to me and watching me on the sly.

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