Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Double Indemnity
James M Cain


Double Indemnity is the classic tale of an evil woman motivated by greed who corrupts a weak man motivated by lust. Walter Huff is an insurance investigator like any other until the day he meets the beautiful and dangerous Phyllis Nirdlinger and falls under her spell. Together they plot to kill her husband and split the insurance. It is designed to be the perfect murder…

This novella was published in book form in 1943 (in a compendium of three novellas by Cain called Three of A Kind), but had been published previously in 1936 in Liberty magazine.

Paperback, 144pp
Orion Publishing, 2005 (1943)
ISBN 9780752864273