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The Real Cool Killers (Harlem Detectives Series #2)

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The Real Cool Killers (Harlem Detectives Series #2)

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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.

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.

ISBN: 9780679720393

ISBN-10: 9780679720393

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Publication Date: 11/28/1988 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/28/1988 - 12:00am

Pages: 160

Language: English


Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

Fiction / African American / Mystery & Detective

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators