The Ghost and the Girl with Yellow Hair by Rock DePerno
Hattie Bleu Holliday was born into poverty. At eleven years of age she is deserted, left alone to freeze in the brutal northern winter. She is rescued by the madam of a whorehouse. Hidden from the authorities she becomes two children. At 17, her face always covered and a blackjack in her back pocket, she is the hall monitor. At 22, she puts a knife in a mobster's chest and becomes number one on the mobs hit list. Now when she walks the street "The Ghost" is not far behind.