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Chester Himes
Birth date: July 29, 1909
Died: November 12, 1984
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Calyre rated it 1 year ago
On ne se rend compte à quel point l'eau est bonne que quand le puits est à sec.
LOVER OF BOOKS rated it 1 year ago
I ADORE this series. I come back to these books time and again and each time is as magical as the first time I read it.In this second installment of The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, we see Angel Salvatore and Simeon, First Elder of the only Vampire Bloodclan in Boston settling into their new bond. But the ...
blackguysdoread rated it 5 years ago
3.5 starsThe 3rd novel in Himes's Harlem Cycle begins like a twisted Harlem version of an Agatha Christie mystery. During a liquor-filled wake for Big Joe Pullen, a man is killed on a bread basket with a very distinctive knife. There are many at the wake who have motive for killing him, including hi...
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Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
So, while I was reading Mosley, Easy Rawlins and a friend of his get into a discussion as to who is the greatest African American novelist, Chester Himes or Ralph Ellison. One or the other of them opts for Himes because he wrote more books and also because he wasn't afraid to show all society's shit...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 5 years ago
If you like your hard boiled with a healthy dose of historical racism, this is the novel for you. Hardly long enough to be called a novel and tightly plotted. Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black NYC police detectives. Harlem is their beat. When a white pedophile sadistic perve...
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