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The Real Cool Killers - Chester Himes
The Real Cool Killers
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679720393 (0679720391)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 159
Edition language: English
Series: Harlem Cycle (#2)
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
4.5 Hard Boiled Harlem
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...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
5.0 The Real Cool Killers (Harlem Cycle, #3)
This is the 2nd book in Chester Himes's Harlem Cycle and it's just as absurd and insane as his previous masterpiece in the series, A Rage in Harlem.
The Tipsybibliophile
The Tipsybibliophile rated it
4.0
This is the second novel in the The Harlem Cycle series and it was just as good to read as the first time...gritty and raw and fantastic, and at the end it left me in silent thought. The humor in these books at times is so twisted I almost felt mocked. This book is full of violence, but not just in ...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
5.0
This is a deconstruction that doesn't feel like a deconstruction. You've got all the "good stuff" you expect from a hard boiled crime story (one of my favorite genres): violence, slang, a mystery, nicknames, sexual perversion, bad-ass protagonists, eccentric criminals, and so on. But it's all turned...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
4.0
Ulysses Galen is shot down in the streets of Harlem and Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are on the case. The prime suspect is a member of a gang calling themselves The Real Cool Moslems. After an incident with the Moslems, Coffin Ed is suspended. Good thing, since one of the girls that r...
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