Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 327 pages. "Second Printing, June 1943" so stated on the copyright page.
Condition: Covers show some wear. Spine caps and corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Small bump at the upper front cover fore edge. Binding lightly shaken. Previous owner's book plate on the front cover reverse.
Dust Jacket: Heavy wear with chipping and major paper loss at the upper and lower edges. Holes in the flap foldovers. In generally poor shape. Now protected with a mylar cover.
Contents: James Mallahan Cain was an American author and journalist usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction and seen as one of the creators of the roman noir. This collection contains three of the author's novellas, "Career in C Major," "The Embezzler," and "Double Indemnity." "Double Indemnity" was made into a movie in 1944 with a screenplay co-written by Raymond Chandler and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck.