Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

This book has a great 1930s Los Angeles “feel” to it – both in description and in language. It’s an intriguing crime drama. The author has the habit of pushing the plot forward by hitting you over the head with a shovel (so to speak) at the beginning of each chapter. It’s a fast-paced read, but the main character is slow and deliberate in his explanation – much like many a detective in movies of the time.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3505.A3113 D6 1992
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Brett Fisher, Chair of Library Systems & Technology Division, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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