Hard Case Crime Recovers Lost James M. Cain Novel


By Jason Boog Comment

The morning after HBO’s adaptation of James M. Cain‘s Mildred Pierce won two acting Emmy Awards, Hard Case Crime announced they have found a long lost novel by the hardboiled writer. The Cocktail Waitress will be published next fall.

Here’s more from the release: “The Cocktail Waitress is the story of beautiful young widow Joan Medford, whose husband died under suspicious circumstances. Desperate to make ends meet after his death, Joan takes a job as a waitress in a cocktail lounge, where two new men enter her life: a handsome young schemer she falls for and a rich but unwell older man she marries.”

Last night, Guy Pearce won the supporting actor in a miniseries or movie award and Kate Winslet won the best actress Emmy in the same category.