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The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Stories

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These three classics from the master of the noir novel, along with five otherwise unavailable short stories, are electric with the taut narrative voice, the suspense, and the explosive violence and eroticism that were James M. Cain’s indelible hallmarks.…
Mildred Pierce
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|March 1, 2007

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Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men…
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|May 14, 1989

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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…
Mildred Pierce
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|May 14, 1989

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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…
Double Indemnity
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|May 14, 1989

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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…
The Complete Crime Stories
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|May 26, 2015

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Seventeen hardboiled crime stories from the “poet of the tabloid murder” and author of Double Indemnity (Edmund Wilson). 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,…
The Cocktail Waitress
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|September 18, 2012

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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…
Three by Cain: Serenade, Love's Lovely Counterfeit, The Butterfly
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|May 14, 1989

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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.
The Voice Of James M. Cain: A Biography
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|February 21, 2020

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James M. Cain was among the prominent member of the "hard-boiled" school of writing that characterized the 1930s and 1940s, one of the masters of the genre that included Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. His novels became such popular film noir classics as…
Bloody cocktail
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|February 22, 2016

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James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker
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|April 28, 2011

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James M. Cain wrote some of the grittiest novels in American literature, including such classics as The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce. James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker is a critical overview of the author's life, work, and…
Packed and Loaded: Conversations with James M. Cain

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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…
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