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Double Indemnity (original 1936; edition 1989)
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain (1936)
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Murder & Mayhem: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Stories; The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window; The Human Factor; (Everyman's Library) by James M. Cain
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679723226, Paperback)When smalltime insurance salesman Walter Huff meets seductive Phyllis Nirdlinger, the wife of one of his wealthy clients, it takes him only minutes to determine that she wants to get rid of her husband--and not much longer to decide to help her do it. Walter knows that accident insurance pays double indemnity on railroad mishaps, so he and Phyllis plot frantically to get Nirdlinger on--and off--a train without arousing the suspicions of the police, the insurance company, Nirdlinger's dishy daughter, her mysterious boyfriend, or Nirdlinger himself. This brief but complex novel is a perfect example of the ordinary-guy-gone-disastrously-wrong story that Cain always pulls off brilliantly.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:44 -0400)
Walter Huff is an insurance investigator like any other until one day he meets the beautiful and dangerous Phyllis Nirdlinger and falls under her spell. Together they plot to kill her husband and split the insurance. It'll be the perfect murder... Double Indemnity is the classic tale of an evil woman motivated by greed who corrupts a weak man motivated by lust.
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