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The Crazy Kill

The Crazy Kill

by Chester Himes

Paperback(Reissue)

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Overview

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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679725725
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/17/1989
Series: Harlem Detectives Series , #3
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 399,005
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.45(d)

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.

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