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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:140  Date:1944 - 2014  Rating:Not rated by the MPAA.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Film noir, Suspense films, Thrillers (Motion pictures)


Coming up for air

by:Orwell, George, pseud. van Eric Arthur Blair, 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:261  Date:1938 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Humorous fiction



by:Amiel, Jon

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

Editions:92  Date:1975 - 2013  Rating:Rated PG-13.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Action and adventure films, Feature films, Crime films


Fargo : The complete first season

by:Freeman, Martin

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


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


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


Cedar Rapids

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:27  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

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. Those instincts are slightly hampered by a hypnotic spell placed on him by Zoltan.

Editions:46  Date:1939 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13.  Genre(s):Drama, Comedy films, Comedy films, Feature films, Comedy 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:28  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


Love insurance

by:Biggers, Earl Derr, 1884-1933

A zany, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of improbable proportions, from the creator of Charlie Chan Working for an American branch of Lloyds' insurers, Owen Jephson is used to underwriting unusual things-weight loss in actors, inconvenient rain at garden parties, twins in the family-nonetheless he is taken aback when Lord Harrowby asks him to insure against his fianceĢe jilting him at the altar. Never one to turn down an interesting offer, Jephson agrees, but swiftly dispatches Dick Minot to Florida to make sure that Lloyds' assets are protected and that Cynthia Meyrick make.

Editions:27  Date:1914 - 2018  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction

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