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The Cocktail Waitress

By James M. (James Mallahan) Cain, 1892-1977

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...

The last, lost crime novel by one of the greatest noir novelists of all time, author of Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, and The Postman Always Rings Twice. Now published for the very first time - including an afterword by editor Charles Ardai!

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Book

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9781781160329


Format: Book
Author: Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977
Summary: A rerelease of a classic tale by the New Yorker journalist and author of The Postman Always Rings. 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.
Title: The cocktail waitress / by James M. Cain.
Publisher Date: London : Titan Books, 2012.
Subject: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction Widows -- Fiction Cocktail servers -- Fiction. Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781781160329 (hbk.) 1781160325 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: M Cain
Oclc: 785873779
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Bib Id: 404358

Format: Book
Author: Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977
Summary: A rerelease of a classic tale by the New Yorker journalist and author of The Postman Always Rings. 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.
Title: The cocktail waitress / by James M. Cain.
Edition: 1st hard case crime ed.
Publisher, Date: London : Titan Books, 2012.
Description: 270 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: A hard case crime novel ; HCC-109
Series: Hard case crime book ; HCC-109.
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Subjects: Widows -- Fiction
Subjects: Cocktail servers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
ISBN: 9781781160329 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1781160325 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: M Cain