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Lady Jim of Curzon Street

Fergus Hume

Book Overview: 

Faced with bankruptcy and trapped in an unhappy marriage, Lady Jim Kaims has to solve her problems alone. After every decent way fails her, and with no friend to assist, she resorts to committing crimes. Fergus Hume delves into the mind of an extremely clever criminal with humor, understanding and even compassion. This book is a roller coaster ride which would keep you guessing from start to finish.

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Book Excerpt: 
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"Lima," said Lady Jim, stopping suddenly. "Why to Lima? You've been there three times since we married."

"No end of a place, Lima," muttered Jim, feebly.

His wife looked at his colouring face attentively, and laughed in a short, rasping manner. An idea had occurred to her which she did not think it necessary to impart to Jim. "When you're legally dead," she said sharply, "I shall have no control over your l. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Lady Jim and her husband are a reprehensible pair. Their extravagance led to continual, mounting debt which turned them into aristocratic swindlers. Lady Jim is intelligent, beautiful, selfish, vain, and greedy. She's practically the perfect antihero except for occasional flashes of conscience, whic

Lady Jim is just shy of being completely selfish, self centered, & cruel. Her husband is a little better. Basically, she goes around using & destroying people either for her pleasure or money. You can say that she gets it in the end but I feel she didn't get enough. I found nothing redeeming about h