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  • Mildred Pierceby James M. Cain

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    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, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter. Out of these elements, Cain creates... more...

  • The Postman Always Rings Twiceby James M. Cain

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    "A good, swift, violent story." --Dashiell Hammett "A poet of the tabloid murder." --Edmund Wilson From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Double Indemnityby James M. Cain

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir . more...

  • Three by Cainby James M. Cain

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    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. more...

  • Mildred Pierceby James M. Cain

    Orion 2010; US$ 13.66

    A classic American novel, published to tie-in with a major new SKY series starring Kate Winslet. more...

  • Double Indemnityby James M. Cain

    Orion 2010; US$ 15.72

    A true crime masterpiece, and highly acclaimed 1940s movie DOUBLE INDEMNITY is the classic tale of an evil woman motivated by greed who corrupts a weak man motivated by lust. Walter Huff is an insurance investigator like any other until the day he meets the beautiful and dangerous Phyllis Nirdlinger and falls under her spell. Together... more...

  • The Postman Always Rings Twiceby James M. Cain

    Orion 2010; US$ 15.72

    'Nobody has ever quite pulled it off the way Cain does, not Hemingway, and not even Raymond Chandler' Tom Wolfe The torrid story of Frank Chambers, the amoral drifter, Cora, the sullen and brooding wife, and Nick Papadakis, the amiable but inconvenient husband, has become a classic of its kind, and established Cain as a major novelist with... more...

  • Serenadeby James M. Cain

    Orion 2010; US$ 15.72

    Cain has established a formidable reputation of furious pace, harsh and masterful realism, tough, raw speech right out of the mouths of the people' SATURDAY REVIEW more...

  • Serenadeby James M. Cain

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    'Cain has established a formidable reputation of furious pace, harsh and masterful realism, tough, raw speech right out of the mouths of the people' SATURDAY REVIEW Serenade is the story of the eternal triangle - with a difference. John Howard Sharp is an American opera singer down on his luck, having just bombed in Rigoletto in Mexico City... more...

  • The Postman Always Rings Twiceby James M. Cain

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    'Nobody has ever quite pulled it off the way Cain does, not Hemingway, and not even Raymond Chandler' Tom Wolfe The torrid story of Frank Chambers, the amoral drifter, Cora, the sullen and brooding wife, and Nick Papadakis, the amiable but inconvenient husband, has become a classic of its kind, and established Cain as a major novelist with... more...