"First-novelist Carnahan is a stylist who upgrades pulp to the Turkish-coffee richness of Cain, Hammett, and Chandler."
"She was Frigidaire cool, and I wanted her bad." The Postman Always Rings Twice
? Double Indemnity
? No, Carnahan, a James M. Cain knockoff who knows the female of the species to be very dangerous.
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