James Mallahan Cain (1892–1977) was an American author. Although his career spanned five decades from the 1930s to the 1970s, he's mainly famous for the crime novels he wrote in the '30s and '40s, which became even better known in their film adaptations.
Works by James M. Cain with their own pages:
- The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)
- Double Indemnity (1936 as a serial, 1943 as a novel)
- Mildred Pierce (1941)
Other works by James M. Cain contain examples of:
- Making Love in All the Wrong Places: In Serenade, the two main characters have sex in a church after they're Caught in the Rain.