Raised in a segregated Missouri and Cleveland, Chester Himes (1909-1984) began his remarkable writing career writing short stories and magazine articles from prison. Once released, he began working at a shipyard, which he used as the basis for his most famous novel, If He Hollers, Let Him Go. He eventually settled in Paris, where he penned most of his Harlem Detective hardboiled novels.
The Harlem Cycle, Vol. 2: The Big Gold Dream, All Shot up, The Heat's Onby Chester Himes
This second omnibus edition from Himes's "Harlem Cycle" sees three more novels featuring Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. The novels include: "The Big Gold Dream", "All Shot Up" and "The Heat's On". Chester Himes is the author of "The Real Cool Killers" and "The Crazy Kill".
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