Death Valley Madam by R. B. Griffith
Approx. 89,680 words.
Published on January 18, 2012 by
Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co..
The story of a woman during the Great Depression who left her family farm in Missouri, at the age of 16 to make her way in life in San Francisco. Instead of finding legitimate work, however, she worked as a prostitute and then a madam -- for the next 60 plus years.