Hard Case Crime just published The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain, a book lost for 35 years. No, The Cocktail Waitress is not The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indeminity, or Mildred Pierce. Actually, this story of a young sexy woman who marries a rich old man with a bad heart reminded me of Anna Nicole Smith’s saga. If you’re a fan of noir, you’ll want to take a look at The Cocktail Waitress. For the rest of the mystery/suspense readers, The Cocktail Waitress will be an odd curiosity with a soap opera plot.