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*