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Double Indemnity

by:Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container.

Editions:155  Date:1944 - 2014  Rating:Not rated by the MPAA.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film noir, Film noir, Drama, Film noir


Coming up for air

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

From the Publisher: George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

Editions:279  Date:1938 - 2018  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction



by:Amiel, Jon

A solitary master thief and an insurance company investigator team up for a multibillion-dollar heist.

Editions:105  Date:1975 - 2013  Rating:Rated PG-13.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Action and adventure films, Action and adventure films, Crime films


Double indemnity

by:Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977

Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1936, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir.

Editions:56  Date:1936 - 2011  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Noir fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


Fargo : The complete first season

by:Freeman, Martin, 1971-

The Coen Brothers' Best Picture Oscar Nominee transforms into television drama. It features a new "true crime" story and new characters, all chilled in the trademark dry wit, murderous mayhem and "Minnesota nice" of the original classic film. Lorne Malvo is a manipulative master criminal who changes the life of insurance salesmen Lester Nygaard. Gus Grimly and Molly Solverson are the small-town police officers who join forces to uncover Lester's secrets.

Editions:20  Date:1996 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Television cop shows, Television cop shows, Television crime shows, Television crime shows


Eureka : a novel

by:Lehrer, James

Bored with his job as CEO of an insurance company in Eureka, Kansas, and tired of his nagging wife, Otis Halstead hits the road on the eve of his sixtieth birthday, but a terrible accident interrupts his odyssey, leaving him a seeming vegetable trapped by the people he tried to escape.

Editions:10  Date:2007 - 2009  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Humorous fiction


Cedar Rapids

by:Arteta, Miguel

A small-town, naive Midwesterner insurance agent must represent his company at a regional insurance convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where his mind is blown by the big city experience.

Editions:25  Date:2011 - 2012  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for crude and sexual content, language and drug use.  Genre(s):Drama, Comedy films, Comedy films, Feature films, Comedy films


The curse of the jade scorpion

by:Allen, Woody, 1935-

Someone is stealing millions in jewels from New York City's upper crust. It's up to insurance investigator C.W. Briggs to find out who is stealing the goods. Feeling that the heists are an inside job, he uses his instincts to discover which "insiders" are actually responsible.

Editions:52  Date:1939 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13.  Genre(s):Drama, Comedy films, Comedy films, Feature films, Detective and mystery films


Thin ice

by:Sprecher, Jill

Mickey Prohaska is a small-time insurance agent looking for one big score to get him out of frigid Wisconsin. But Mickey's clever con spirals out of control when an unstable locksmith turns the tables and raises the stake higher than he ever imagined.

Editions:32  Date:2010 - 2013  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for language, and brief violent and sexual content.  Genre(s):Drama, Comedy films, Comedy films, Feature films, Caper films


Double indemnity

by:Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002

More than 50 years after its release, the classic "Double Indemnity" is one of the best films of all time. This facsimile edition contains Wilder and Chandler's original--and quite different--ending, published here for the first time. Jeffrey Meyers's Introduction provides hilarious anecdotes about the turbulent collaboration as well as background information on the film.

Editions:35  Date:1943 - 2004  Genre(s):Screenplays, Screenplays, Drama, Detective and mystery films, Detective and mystery films


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