In Jazz Age Baltimore, Margaret and Richard Whittemore—known professionally as Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid—were a smarter, more successful, and better looking version of Bonnie and Clyde. Forming a gang, they stole millions of dollars' worth of precious gems in a year, and Richard killed three men along the way. Tracing their career from the penitentiary to the speakeasies to the gallows, Glenn Stout tells an unconventional love story, one that made headlines all across the country as the tabloids breathlessly reported the details of their escapades.
"Stout's fast-paced prose has a Mickey Spillane-like cadence to it that fits his subject matter perfectly…. A compulsively readable criminal biography as well as a vivid cultural snapshot of early Prohibition-era America."—Kirkus Reviews