»I don’t think it’s a classic,« he says, »but I definitely think there are things in it that are exceptional. I’m proud to publish it because of the exceptional parts and because of its historical value. You publish it not to cash in, but because major writers deserve to have their entire catalog available not just to scholars, but to readers. And it’s a good read.«
Bill Morris in conversation with Charles Ardai, editor of Hard Case Crime, who recently has published the lost novel The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain. Read the story behind this classic noir at themillions.com.