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Jealous Woman

(1950)
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A salesman, a would-be divorcee, and an insurance policy turn toxic in Reno.

Vegas is a city of lovers, but in Reno, the business is divorce. Six weeks in Reno can erase the darkest marriages, and the only question is how to pass the time -- craps or roulette? Jane Delavan is a roulette woman, a stately beauty from back East who's too classy for the motel where she's shacked up. She's come for a divorce, but her husband has other ideas. He wants an annulment, and in exchange offers to take out a $100,000 insurance policy on himself -- just in case something happens to him before their paperwork goes through. Jane is cunning enough to make sure that, if she wants something to happen, it will.

Ed Horner is the insurance agent sent to settle the agreement, and it doesn't take long for Jane to settle him. They fall in love over twenty-five-cent roulette, and soon get a bigger score in mind. In the Biggest Little City in the World, a king-size scheme is brewing.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

January 1993 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Jealous Woman (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): James M Cain
ISBN: 0-7451-1653-1 / 978-0-7451-1653-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Paperback Editions

May 1993 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Jealous Woman
Author(s): James M Cain
ISBN: 0-7451-5678-9 / 978-0-7451-5678-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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July 1992 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Jealous Woman (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
Author(s): James M Cain
ISBN: 0-8161-5461-9 / 978-0-8161-5461-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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September 1989 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Jealous Woman
Author(s): James M Cain
ISBN: 0-88739-088-9 / 978-0-88739-088-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Lizard Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Jealous Woman
Author(s): James M Cain
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Jealous Woman
Author(s): James M Cain
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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