All Shot Up: The Classic Crime Thriller (Paperback)

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"The greatest find in American fiction since Raymond Chandler."—The Observer [London]

The shocking and explosive hardboiled classic: From murderers to prostitutes, corrupt politicians and racist white detectives, Coffin Ed Johnson and Gravedigger Jones, Harlem's toughest detective duo, must carry the day against an absurdist world of racism and class warfare.

About the Author

After arriving on the American literary scene with novels of scathing social protest like If He Hollers Let Him Go and The Lonely Crusade, Chester Himes created a pioneering pair of dangerously charming African-American sleuths, Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, who attempt to maintain some kind of order in a series of violent and funny page-turners.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781933648729
ISBN-10: 1933648724
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2007
Pages: 192