Ladies of the Underworld in Historical Romance

Ladies of the underworld, madams, thieves, courtesans, pirates, smugglers, and heroines who have played on the other side of the law and have flexible ethics and morals.

These aren't the women who fall in love with men of the underworld but women who are actively a part of it and/or were raised in it.


* Nothing post Edwardian please.
* Unless they are a professional courtesan, accepting the hero's carte blanche does not qualify the heroine for this list.

Also check out Lords of the Underworld in Historical Romance
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