And three in one, short novels, which though maintaining some of the tension, some of the technique, pack none of the violence of his Pestman and Serenade. All deal exclusively with a man and a woman impelled, by a love-lust relationship, into something they wouldn't normally consider. Career in C Major tells of the wife who wanted to sing, and didn't want her husband, and his attempt to get her back by beating her at her own game. The Embezzler is the story of a bank official who fell in love with an embezzler's wife, and covered up for her sake. In the only murder story, Double Indemnity an insurance broker kills a man to get his wife, and lives to see his love turn to hate. Entertainment, if less concentrated, less sensational.