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Jealous Woman - James M Cain
1955 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Robert Hale in London
A VG+ book in VG++ Unclipped dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions
Tightly bound with square spine, light scattered spotting
The jacket shows no real loss or tears, nice and clean with superb cover artwork.

Jealous Woman is a story of Nevada. Jane Delevan's red hair and shapely figure immediately attracted Ed Horner. But Ed found plenty to make him wonder. Why was Jane leading him on
Sinful Woman, the second novel, concerns two beautiful sisters and a handsome sheriff. Lovely film-star Sylvia Shoreham is in Reno to divorce her Lithuanian husband

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THE revolving door revolved, and into the bright morning stepped a girl in slacks, a red ribbon around her hair. She was an uncommonly pretty girl, with blonde curls showing that glint of gold which cannot be obtained with chemicals, and a skin with high, dappled flush. Yet her good looks went beyond prettiness, and often touched beauty. For the actual moulding of her face was plain, with a wistful, haunting sadness that reflected the soul of every homely girl in the world; but she had a curious trick of seeing far horizons, of smiling at invisible stars that gave her a rapt, exalted expression. In contrast with this, her figure was wholly sinful. It may have been part of the reason, indeed, for the spirituality of her face, for its breath-taking voluptuousness could not be concealed under any sort of clothing, and condemned her, no matter where she went or how, to the role of nude descending perpetual public staircases; thus she moved as though withdrawn into herself, with an abstracted, Godivanian saunter that was aware of nothing nearer than the sky. She set off at this gait now, but at once noticed the little knot of children across the street, who had stopped playing and begun staring at her the moment she left the hotel. Smiling at them, she crossed over, shook hands, asked names, and distributed chewing gum from her handbag. Then she recrossed the street and resumed her way.

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