A Rage in Harlem

Himes, Chester B.

Book - 1991
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Rage in Harlem
A Rage innbsp;Harlem is anbsp;ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City's roughest streets in Chester Himes's groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series.nbsp; nbsp; For love of fine, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his life savings to a con man who knows the secret of turning ten-dollar bills into hundreds--and then he steals from his boss, only to lose the stolen money at a craps table. Luckily for him, he can turn to his savvy twin brother, Goldy, who earns a living--disguised as a Sister of Mercy--by selling tickets to Heaven in Harlem.nbsp; With Goldy on his side, Jackson is ready for payback.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991, c1985
Edition: 1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed
ISBN: 0679720405
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HIMES 1991
Characteristics: 159 p. ;,21 cm


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Himes writes with metaphors that turn words on their sides. His stories of Detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones in 1950s Harlem are classics of the genre.

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