Mystery on Main Street

Cocktail Waitress

 By James M. Cain

A beautiful widow is forced to take a job in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. She encounters a handsome young man who makes her blood race and a wealthy but unwell older man who offers marriage.

  • A lost, unpublished novel by one of the greatest noir novelists of all time, discovered 35 years after his death
  • Featuring a 4,000-word afterword by Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai discussing the book, its discovery, and the process of editing Cain’s original manuscripts


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