The Cocktail Waitress

The Cocktail Waitress

by James M. Cain

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Overview

"The Cocktail Waitress will involve you, and then shock you with an ending you'll never forget. This is a true rarity: a reader's novel that's also a literary event." - Stephen King

Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer who makes her blood race and a wealthy but unwell older man who rewards her for her attentions with a $50,000 tip and an unconventional offer of marriage...


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781160343
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Series: Hard Case Crime
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 205,819
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James M Cain achieved worldwide overnight fame when he published his first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, in 1934.  The classics Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce followed, reinforcing Cain’s reputation as the great chronicler of crimes of passion, typically set against a working-class backdrop during the Great Depression. His books have inspired many classic movies.

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