Description - The Real Cool Killers by Chester B Himes
Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones get personally involved in a gang dispute in The Real Cool Killers , one of the most provocative cases in Chester Himes s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series. Many people had reasons for killing Ulysses Galen, a big Greek with too much money and too great a liking for young black girls. But there are complications like Sonny, found standing over the body, high on hash, with a gun in his hand that fires only blanks; a gang called the Moslems; a disappearing suspect; and the fact that Coffin Ed s daughter is up to her pretty little neck in the whole explosive business. "
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(203mm x 133mm x 13mm)
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Author Biography - Chester B Himes
Chester Himes was born in Missouri in 1909. He began writing while serving a prison sentence for a jewel theft and published just short of twenty novels before his death in 1984. Among his best-known thrillers are Blind Man with a Pistol, Cotton Comes to Harlem, The Crazy Kill, A Rage in Harlem, The Real Cool Killers, and The Heat's On, all available from Vintage.