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Cain x 3: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, & Double Indemnity
Cain x 3 The Postman Always Rings Twice Mildred Pierce Double Indemnity Author:James M. Cain Three famous & classic novels in one sizzling volume. Each achieved fame as a major motion picture. — James M. Cain has been called the father of the hard-boiled crime novel. His steamy, California-based writings influenced Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Mac-Donald and even Camus. His first-person narratives, in which the story is recou... more »nted from the criminal's point of view, offer exceptional psychological insights, and his frank treatment of sex and violence giver his works a gripping, hypnotic power and reveals dark truths about post-Depression America. Suspenseful, sensual and full of surprises, these novels are as compelling and readable now as when the were first published.
1. "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1934) is the story of a young drifter, dropped off at a roadside cafe, who is instantly attracted to the middle-aged owner's alluring young wife. Their violent, passionate affair quickly escalates and tension mounts as their thoughts turn to murder.
2. "Mildred Pierce" (1941) is the tale of an ambitious waitress, divorced after an 11-year marriage, who runs a bakery and works obsessively to accumulate a fortune, ostensibly to gain her daughter's respect. Although the spoiled, selfish young girl accepts the rewards of her mother's labor, she nevertheless regards her with open contempt.
3. In "Double Indemnity" (1943), an attractive, bored wife uses her physical appeal to win the heart of an insurance agent. Together, they plot "the perfect crime" - to make her husband's death look like an accident and claim his policy's double indemnity payment.« less