James M. Cain
1892-1977
 

James Mallahan Cain was born in Annapolis. He grew up in Chestertown, Maryland, and graduated from Washington College. After serving in the First World War, he returned to Baltimore where he began working as a reporter. He worked for the Baltimore American and the Baltimore Sun. Later he moved to Hollywood where he tried screenwriting, but found greater success when he turned to fiction. In 1948, he returned to Maryland and settled in Hyatsville.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) The Postman Allways Rings Twice  1934
 2) Serenade  1937
 3) Mildred Pierce  1941
 4) Love's Lovely Counterfeit  1942
 5) Career in C Major and other stories (Also published as: Everybody Does It) (short stories)  1943
 6) Double Indemnity  1943
 7) The Embezzler  1944
 8) Three of a Kind (Contains: Career in C Major, The Embezzler, and Double Indemnity)  1944
 9) Past All Dishonor  1946
10) The Butterfly  1947
11) The Moth  1948
12) Sinful Woman  1948
13) Three of Hearts (Contains: Love's Lovely Counterfeit, Past All Dishonor, and The Butterfly)  1949
14) Jealous Woman  1950
15) The Root of His Evil (Also published as: Shameless)  1952
16) Galatea  1953
17) Mignon  1962
18) The Magician's Wife  1965
19) Rainbow's End  1975
20) The Institute  1976
21) The Baby in the Icebox (short stories)  1981
22) Cloud Nine  1984
23) The Enchanted Isle  1985

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