Cain, who died in 1977, was a first-rate writer of American hard-boiled crime fiction. He once said: "I make no conscious effort to be tough, or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called. I merely try to write as the character would write." The recommended read above tells the detailed story of a determined and ambitious woman and the devastating betrayals committed by those closest to her.Buy this book online
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