The Cocktail Waitress

A beautiful young widow trapped in a lousy job snares a rich new husband. But when he dies, the police suspect she's iced more than his drinks. The last novel of noir master James M. Cain, author of Mildred Pierce and The Postman Always Rings Twice, finally sees the light of day.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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