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Double Indemnity - James M. Cain An insurance agent falls for another man's wife and they end up plotting to kill him for insurance money. Short, sparse and tightly written, this book is everything I love about noir fiction; loser protagonist, femme fatale, "perfect"plots, double, triple, quadruple etc crosses.

Best line of the book, possibly any book,

"I had killed a man, for money and a woman. I didn't have the money and I didn't have the woman."

Nice, if ever noir fiction could be summed up in two sentences it would be these two.

A great movie but an even better book 5*