Double Indemnity

Version: Unabridged
Author: James M. Cain
Narrator: James Naughton
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Detective Stories, Classics
Publisher: Caedmon
Published In: June 2005
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
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Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1936, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir.

Author Details

Author Details

Cain, James M.

James Mallahan Cain (1892 - 1977) was a first-rate writer of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Born in Baltimore, the son of the president of Washington College, Cain began his career as a reporter, serving in the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and writing for "The Cross of Lorraine," the newspaper of the 79th Division. He returned from the war to embark on a literay career that included a professorship at St. John's College in Annapolis and a stint at "The New Yorker" as managing editor before he went to Hollywood as a script writer. Cain's famous first novel, The Postman Alway