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By Its Cover: The Cocktail Waitress

Hard Case Crime has been issuing–or should I say, reissuing–novels with a retro pulp fiction look.  This particular book, released in 2012, is touted as a lost final novel by James M. Cain, author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce. Cain’s name should be well-known to mystery fans and film… Read More ›

Double Indemnity

“I drove out to Glendale to put three new truck drivers on a brewery company bond, and then I remembered this renewal over in Hollywoodland.  I decided to run over there.  That was how I came to this House of Death, that you’ve been reading about in the papers.” It’s that familiar story again.  Man… Read More ›

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The classic story of a man falling in love with a married woman and the two conspiring to kill her husband, The Postman Always Rings Twice inspired two feature films and numerous crime novels. It’s difficult to review The Postman Always Rings Twice without revealing details of the plot.  The plot is a familiar one,… Read More ›

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