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Double Indemnity
by James M. Cain
James M. Cain, virtuoso of the roman noir , gives us a tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful story in  Double Indemnity,  an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches.  Walter Huff was an insurance salesman with an unfailing instinct for clients who...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Classic Fiction
The Moth (Mentor Books)
by James M. Cain
A sweeping tale of love, loss, and the pursuit of beauty during the Great Depression From birth, Jack Dillon is a golden child. Blessed with blond locks, glittering eyes, and a perfect voice, he is the most popular child singer in Baltimore. But when puberty robs him of his voice and the stock market wipes out his family fortune...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Postman Always Rings Twice
by James M. Cain
An amoral young tramp.  A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband.  A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a...
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Mildred Pierce
by James M. Cain
In Mildred Pierce , noir master James M. Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devasting emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable. Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Classic Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Cocktail Waitress (Hard Case Crime Book 109)
by James M. Cain
Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer who makes her...
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Three by Cain: Serenade, Love's Lovely Counterfeit, The Butterfly
by James M. Cain
All three books are written with an enduring view of the dark corners of the American psyche. Cain hammered high art out of the crude matter of betrayal, bloodshed, and perversity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Root of His Evil
by James M. Cain
While slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince Charming Carrie Selden is not at all like the woman you’ve read about in the papers. Though she was raised in an orphanage, she isn’t an orphan. She didn’t finish high school until she was nineteen, but that was because she was working as a waitress, not...
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The Baby in the Icebox: and Other Short Fiction
by James M. Cain
A collection of stories, both early and late, that show how Mystery Writers of America Grand Master James M. Cain made his name There is a hungry tiger loose in the house, and that is not good news for anyone. A jealous husband let the animal out of his cage hoping he would eat his wife alive, but tigers aren’t used to taking...
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Cloud Nine
by James M. Cain
One man sells his soul to save an innocent—who turns out not to be so innocent after all Graham meets Sonya outside of his real estate office. She is sixteen, beautiful, and showing just the right amount of leg. He’s ruminating on those legs when she drops the bombshell—she’s there because Graham’s brother, Burl, raped...
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Past All Dishonor (Arbor House library of contemporary Americana)
by James M. Cain
A Confederate spy risks his life to win the heart of a fallen woman Early in the Civil War, the Confederacy sends Roger Duval to Sacramento, to keep an eye on the situation in California in hopes of turning the Western territory towards the Southern cause. It’s a plush assignment, well out of the line of fire, but Duval hasn’t...
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The Enchanted Isle
by James M. Cain
While searching for her father, a runaway stumbles into a deadly mess At thirteen, Mandy was too old for spanking when her stepfather first took her over his knee. She’s didn’t mind the pain, but hated the look in his eye and his lingering hand. By the time she’s fifteen, this young spitfire can’t take any more of his...
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The Magician's Wife
by James M. Cain
For the love of a beautiful waitress, a meat salesman will turn butcher Clay Lockwood enters the Portico with corned beef on his mind. He’s a top distributing executive with Grant’s Meats, and the contract with the Portico restaurant chain is only the latest in a long line of boardroom coups. He comes for lunch, and eats his...
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Jealous Woman
by James M. Cain
A salesman, a would-be divorcée, and an insurance policy turn toxic in Reno Vegas is a city of lovers, but in Reno, the business is divorce. Six weeks in Reno can erase the darkest marriages, and the only question is how to pass the time—craps or roulette? Jane Delavan is a roulette woman, a stately beauty from back East who’s...
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Sinful Woman
by James M. Cain
A starlet comes to Reno to start a new life—and end her old one forever Sylvia Shoreham’s Hollywood dreams came true long ago. Critically beloved for her beauty, talent, and style, she was on her way to international stardom when a bad contract committed her to seven years of trashy comedies and half-baked melodramas. Her...
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Packed and Loaded: Conservations with James M. Cain
by James M. Cain
In these never-before-published interviews, the author of Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Mildred Pierce discusses his first notions to be a writer, his newspaper days, his Hollywood years, and Marilyn Monroe with brutal honesty and in a tone and vernacular that only a master like Cain could command. Also in this...
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Galatea
by James M. Cain
Out of jail and back at work, a boxing trainer finds a woman worth fighting for It took some doing, but Duke Webster is out of prison. Val Valenty arranged the parole, and now the onetime boxing coach is his puppet, breaking his back on Valenty’s farm in exchange for a pittance. But Valenty is about to find out that boxing men...
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Rainbow's End
by James M. Cain
A hijacker and his hostage escape to a very strange, very dangerous farm Since his father died, every Saturday night has been the same for Dave and his mother. She starts by talking—aimless, weird fantasies about get-rich-quick schemes that never come to anything—but finally she goes silent, and that’s when Dave becomes...
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The Institute
by James M. Cain
An academic looking for money finds a woman and trouble instead Professor Lloyd Palmer loves a good biography. His fantasy is to start an institute to teach young scholars the biographical arts, and it will take old money to make his dreams come true. Around Washington, the oldest money is found not in the District, but in Delaware...
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Mignon
by James M. Cain
A Union army invalid meets a comely Louisiana rebel and never looks back The Union has captured New Orleans, and Bill Cresap has come to reap the profits. A school friend has a line on some easy money, and Cresap is eager to turn carpetbagger. But when he lands in the Crescent City, still nursing a leg wound from Chancellorsville...
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The Complete Crime Stories
by James M. Cain
Seventeen gripping tales from one of the toughest authors in the history of crime fiction They call him Lucky—but he has never had a lucky day in his life. A nineteen-year-old hobo just starting to ride the rails, he is hiding in the coal car when the railroad detective comes through. They get into a scuffle, and Lucky’s hand...
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