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‘Honour among thieves’ is considered a popular code. Examine A Question of Trust as a story woven around this code.

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Honour among thieves - It is believed that thieves never double cross each other or commit crimes against each other - would be inclined to help rather than betray each other 

The protagonist, Horace Danby 

  • was careful and meticulous in his theft which he conducted once a year 
  • didn’t anticipate the role of the lady in red 

The Lady in red 

  • made a fool of him - in spite of being a thief herself, she did not follow the code of honour normally existing between two thieves 

This resulted in Horace Danby going to prison for the first time in his life - he felt betrayed