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When smalltime insurance salesman Walter Huff meets seductive Phyllis Nirdlinger, the wife of one of his wealthy clients, it takes him only minutes to determine that she wants to get rid of her husband--and not much longer to decide to help her do it. Walter knows that accident insurance pays double indemnity on railroad mishaps, so he and Phyllis plot frantically to get Nirdlinger on--and off--a train without arousing the suspicions of the police, the insurance company, Nirdlinger's dishy daughter, her mysterious boyfriend, or Nirdlinger himself. This brief but complex novel is a perfect example of the ordinary-guy-gone-disastrously-wrong story that Cain always pulls off brilliantly.
[A] fine idea for a series... They already have a superb noir backlist. but adding Philip K Dick's Minority Report and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? improves the mix. SCOTSMAN --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
'Double Indemnity' by James Cain is about a big time insurance fraud involving murder. The story takes place in 1920s Los Angeles with the criminals being an insurance agent and a... Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2003 by lazza
In many of the reviews for Double Indemnity, you will find it called a novel or a fiction piece. In reality, James Cain wrote Double Indemnity about the 1920's murder case of Ruth... Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2002 by F. Edwards
This is another of those James M. Cain novels that you can read in an hour with one hand tied behind your back.
Let me try that again. This is another of those James M. Read more
Double Imdemnity by James M.Cain
it is love at first sight Mrs nirdlinger is in love with Mr Huff. Read more
... I liked this novel even though i'm not into reading mysteries but I really recommend this novel to all. 5 star's!!!!!!!!Published on May 22 2002 by danielle
... I think other schools and anybody should read this book because it is fun to read and it gives good imagery in people heads when they read this novel. Read morePublished on May 22 2002 by Gerardo Lu
the scene I picked is when they killed Mr Nirdlinger. why i choose this scene was the one that cought my eye. but i dont like this book.Published on May 22 2002 by Shakyrha Blocker
Title: Double Indemnity
Author: James M. Cain
Key Moment: When Miss Nirdlinger (Lola) tells Mr. Read more