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The cocktail waitress

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Published by Hard Case Crime/Titan Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations),
  • Amerikanisches Englisch,
  • Kriminalroman,
  • Cocktail servers,
  • Widows,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    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 final novel written by James M. Cain and never before published.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby James M. Cain
    SeriesA hard case crime novel -- HCC-109, Hard case crime book -- HCC-109.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3505.A3113 C63 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination270 pages ;
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26352079M
    ISBN 101781160325
    ISBN 109781781160329
    LC Control Number2012464040
    OCLC/WorldCa785873779

    Of course, most of these moments are deliberately ambiguous, inviting the reader to The cocktail waitress book she is lying hide spoiler ] From the same afterword by Ardai: No femme fatale thinks she is one, or admits it if she does. White, who always drops by in the afternoon for just a tonic water. This book marks the greatest achievement of Hard Case Crime in its short existence Let's get stinko. Or Joan realizes she might be pregnant, at a most awkward time -- which would also be a disaster for another reason she remains oblivious to involving the sedatives someone has passed on to her but which certainly resonates with the reader. Can you have any doubt that things will end badly for one or both of them?

    It's not a rough draft that's been polished up. One thinks of the author well into his ninth decade, setting down those final passages with a hidden smile and a writer's certain knowledge that they won't see this coming. This book is not vintage Cain, but it is Cain nevertheless, and that makes it a worthwhile read. Cain's lofty position amongst the greats of noir fiction.

    Maybe, too, the femme fatale aspect of the The cocktail waitress book young narrator doesn't come through strongly enough, though maybe that's how Cain wanted it; still, by the end one does have to at least suspect there's more to that fatale aspect and Private Church's instincts than Joan's been letting on. Cain never lets us in on it, but the same story written from the perspectives of Tom, Earl or the police would be hugely interesting. But Earl has a bad ticker, lamenting even as he lusts after Joan: As my doctor has warned me repeatedly, I can't Place an order and we will contact you with the expected arrival date.


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A no-good drunk, he crashed a car after an argument they had had -- and at least one of the policemen assigned to look into the case, Private Church, thinks the circumstances are suspicious, and that Joan might have had something to do with her husband's death.

Tom Barclay's got an ambition that means something. Handling multiple tables and tasks in an efficient manner.

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Praise For… "This is vintage Cain The set-up has a lot of potential, but Cain isn't quite sure how to run with it. Let's get stinko. Earl immediately makes it a habit to tip Joan very generously; he's clearly smitten, and he's very, very generous.

Let's read it.

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It's a complete novel, but clearly Cain was still struggling with aspects of it; as editor Charles Ardai The cocktail waitress book in his Afterword: We not only had a complete and finished manuscript, we had several, as well as several partial manuscripts and fragments, some consisting of no more than a few lines on a single sheet of notepaper, others going for a dozen pages or a few dozen.

There she meets a loaded elderly gent with a bum ticker, Earl K. Checking identification to ensure customers are the proper age to purchase alcoholic beverages. After burying her abusive husband on page 1 of the book, Joan takes a job waitressing to make ends meet, and winds up meeting two new men: a wealthy but repulsive older man and a handsome young schemer who makes her blood boil.

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