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Publisher Comments:

Love and jealousy erupt into violence in The Crazy Kill, a classic thriller in Chester Himes's trailblazing Harlem Detectives series. 

 

One early morning, Reverend Short is watching from his bedroom window as the A&P across the street is robbed. As he tries to see the thief get away, the opium-addicted preacher leans too far and falls out--but he is unscathed, thanks to an enormous bread basket outside the bakery downstairs.  As the crowd gathers to see what happened, a shocking discovery is made: There is another body in the bread basket, and Valentine Haines is dead, really dead. It's up to Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson ti find out who murdered Val.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679725725
Author:
Himes, Chester B.
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Himes, Chester
Location:
New York :
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
Jones, Grave Digger
Subject:
Johnson, Coffin Ed
Subject:
African American police
Subject:
Police -- New York (State) -- New York.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
December 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.38 in. .47 lbs.

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