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A bad woman, James M. Cain, (ebook)

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A bad woman
Title
A bad woman
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James M. Cain
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Language
eng
Summary
A Bad Woman (originally titled Sinful Woman) is James M. Cain's little gem of a hard-boiled novel, set in the post-War 1940s of Reno, Nevada. Film star Sylvia Shoreham is wowing the dusty gambling town and is hell-bent on divorcing her conniving user of a husband, a foreigner with a slick tongue and a heavy accent. But the husband has other ideas, threatening to marry Miss Shoreham's neurotic sister if she divorces him. Hollywood bigwigs want to keep the movie star making the pictures that make them millions. And then there's a gun in the room and a dead husband. Did Sylvia do it? Or was it an elaborate suicide? Everyone has a beef and a motive and an angle and it's largely up to Sheriff Parker Lucas, the laconic lawman who keeps order in his town, to unspool the tangled web. Told in James M. Cain's typically taut and terse prose with deadpan dialogue and bruising plot twists, it's a novel by the noir master that is often over-looked in favor of the better known The Postman Rings Twice and Double Indemnity, but offers its own tantalizing tale. This book, like all Chalk Line Books titles, contains 10 illustrations, these by Martha Kelly. A Bad Woman is another fine addition to Chalk Line Books' growing roster of great vintage crime fiction
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Midwest
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Cain, James M
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fiction
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adult
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A bad woman, James M. Cain, (ebook)
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9781942531050
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11748859
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11748859
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MWT11748859
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A bad woman, James M. Cain, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781942531050
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11748859
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11748859
System control number
MWT11748859
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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