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Thursday, April 12, 2012

NOIR NOW: THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS!

NOIR NOW: THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS!

HARD CASE CRIME HAS REVEALED THE ABOVE COVER FOR THEIR PUBLICATION OF THE LONG LOST JAMES M. CAIN NOVEL, THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS . . .

One of the most celebrated and notorious crime writers of all time, JAMES M. CAIN launched his career with the publication of two back-to-back masterpieces — THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE and DOUBLE INDEMNITY — selling millions of copies worldwide and inspiring classic movies. Cain continued with an unmatched run of noir novels including MILDRED PIERCE, which inspired both the Academy Award-winning film starring Joan Crawford and the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries starring Kate Winslet.

Cain died in 1977. And that’s where everyone thought the story ended.

But James M. Cain has one more story to tell — one last blistering tale of sex and greed, betrayal and deception, written at the end of his life but never published — THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS ...

Destined to take its place alongside his other classics, THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS is Cain at his brutal and seductive best.

First publication ever!

A lost, unpublished novel by one of the greatest noir novelists of all time, discovered 35 years after his death. Featuring a 4,000-word afterword by Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai discussing the book, its discovery, and the process of editing Cain’s original manuscripts.

TO READ THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS CLICK HERE

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