James M. Cain
(1892 - 1977)
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892, Cain published his first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, in 1934 and serially published his second, Double Indemnity, in the pages of Liberty magazine in 1936. “I don’t think the law is a very interesting nemesis,” Cain told The Paris Review. “I write love stories. The dynamics of a love story are almost abstract.” He died at the age of eighty-five in 1977.