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A powerful first novel originally published in 1947 follows four days in the life of African-American Bob Jones as he struggles for his life in the face of constant racial attacks that culminate in his being falsely accused of a brutal crime. Reprint.

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9781560254454 | Reprint edition (Da Capo Pr, September 2, 2002), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A powerful first novel originally published in 1947 follows four days in the life of African-American Bob Jones as he struggles for his life in the face of constant racial attacks that culminate in his being falsely accused of a brutal crime.
9780938410324 | Reissue edition (Thunder''s Mouth Pr, April 1, 1986), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Robert Jones, a charming, educated Black, enjoys the comfort and privileges of middle-class life until an embittered white woman accuses him of rape

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Product Description: Jackson is so unhip that he can't see through the scam he's being offered. After losing his life's savings to a con artist, he steals from his boss, and begins his descent into the less-savoury aspects of life in Harlem. This was Himes' first foray into crime fiction.

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9780805282399 | Reprint edition (Not Applicable, October 1, 1985), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Goldy, Jackson's crafty twin brother, tries to help Jackson recover his life savings from the con man who cheated him

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9781841950242 | Canongate Books Ltd, July 1, 2000, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Jackson is so unhip that he can't see through the scam he's being offered.
9780679720409, titled "A Rage in Harlem" | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, December 1, 1989), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Goldy, Jackson's crafty twin brother, tries to help Jackson recover his life savings from the con man who cheated him

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Product Description: Robert Jones has got a lot going for him - a steady job, a steady relationship and plenty of prospects - until a white woman accuses him of rape and, all of a sudden, his prospects seem a lot less bright.

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9781568493862 | Buccaneer Books, May 1, 1994, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Robert Jones has got a lot going for him - a steady job, a steady relationship and plenty of prospects - until a white woman accuses him of rape and, all of a sudden, his prospects seem a lot less bright.

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9781852427047 | Mercury Books, May 1, 1999, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Robert Jones has got a lot going for him - a steady job, a steady relationship and plenty of prospects - until a white woman accuses him of rape and, all of a sudden, his prospects seem a lot less bright.
9780451048462 | New Amer Library, June 1, 1971, cover price $0.95 | About this edition: Robert Jones, a charming, educated Black, enjoys the comfort and privileges of middle-class life until an embittered white woman accuses him of rape

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Lee Gordon, a Black college graduate is unable to find work until he accepts the job as a union organizer at a west coast airplane factory during World War II

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9781560251422, titled "Lonely Crusade" | Da Capo Pr, July 2, 1997, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Lee Gordon, a Black college graduate is unable to find work until he accepts the job as a union organizer at a west coast airplane factory during World War II
9780938410379 | Thunder''s Mouth Pr, November 1, 1986, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Lee Gordon, a Black college graduate is unable to find work until he accepts the job as a union organizer at a west coast airplane factory during World War II

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Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives, investigate when a staged hit-and-run is followed by a deliberate hit-and-run, and blackmail

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9781560251033 | Reprint edition (Thunder''s Mouth Pr, April 1, 1996), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives, investigate when a staged hit-and-run is followed by a deliberate hit-and-run, and blackmail

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Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives, investigate when a woman worshiper mysteriously dies at a revival meeting led by Sweet Prophet, a charismatic con man

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9780911860306 | Chatham Bookseller, June 1, 1960, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives, investigate when a woman worshiper mysteriously dies at a revival meeting led by Sweet Prophet, a charismatic con man.

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9781560251040, titled "The Big Gold Dream" | Reprint edition (Thunder''s Mouth Pr, April 1, 1996), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives, investigate when a woman worshiper mysteriously dies at a revival meeting led by Sweet Prophet, a charismatic con man

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Offers a look at the author's early life in the Black ghetto and his later literary success

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9781560250937 | Reprint edition (Thunder''s Mouth Pr, November 1, 1995), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Offers a look at the author's early life in the Black ghetto and his later literary success

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Product Description: Collections of interviews with notable modern writers

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9780878058198 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 1, 1995, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Collections of interviews with notable modern writers

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The author shares the experiences of his later years as an internationally known writer in Paris' expatriate cafe society

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9781560250944 | Reprint edition (Thunder''s Mouth Pr, November 1, 1995), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The author shares the experiences of his later years as an internationally known writer in Paris' expatriate cafe society

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Product Description: Run Man Run (Himes, Chester) Paperback - May 31, 1995 by Himes (Author)

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9780911860566 | Chatham Bookseller, June 1, 1975, cover price $8.50 | About this edition: Book by Himes, Chester B.

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9780786702091 | Reprint edition (Da Capo Pr, June 20, 1995), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Run Man Run (Himes, Chester) Paperback - May 31, 1995 by Himes (Author)

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Four Black American men living in Paris are charged with the rape of a white woman

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9780882581439 | Reprint edition (Howard Univ Pr, October 1, 1984), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Chester Himes' most disturbing and controversial novel, A Case of Rape has never been widely available to his readers in the United States.

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9780786700837 | Reprint edition (Carroll & Graf Pub, August 1, 1994), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Four Black American men living in Paris are charged with the rape of a white woman

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Product Description: Con man Deak O'Hara is out of the state penitentiary and back on the street working the scam of a lifetime. The $87,000 he has schemed to get has been hijacked and hidden in a bale of cotton. Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones are on everyone's trail in one of their most entertaining thrillers...read more

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9781568494227 | Buccaneer Books, April 1, 1994, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Con man Deak O'Hara is out of the state penitentiary and back on the street working the scam of a lifetime.
9780805282054 | Not Applicable, March 1, 1985, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Con man Deke O'Hara is out of the state penitentiary and hoping to work the scam of a lifetime.

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9780394759999 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, December 1, 1988), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Set in Harlem's underside in the 1950s, a fast-paced tale of mystery and intrigue unfolds as Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones work to halt the theft of thousands of dollars marked for the Back-to-Africa movement

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Product Description: My Life of Absurdity

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9781557783073 | Paragon House, November 1, 1990, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: My Life of Absurdity

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Product Description: Himes writes of black ghetto life and of his personal struggle with repressive American ways.

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9781557783066 | Reprint edition (Paragon House, August 1, 1990), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Himes writes of black ghetto life and of his personal struggle with repressive American ways.

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Investigating two separate cases during a long hot summer in New York City, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives, encounter senseless violence

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9780850317312 | Allison & Busby, March 1, 1987, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Investigating two separate cases during a long hot summer in New York City, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives, encounter senseless violence
9780688011659, titled "Blind Man With a Pistol," | William Morrow & Co, June 1, 1969, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: New York is sweltering in the summer heat, and Harlem is close to the boiling point.

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9780394759982 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, December 1, 1989), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Investigating two separate cases during a long hot summer in New York City, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives, encounter senseless violence

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Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, top Black police detectives, investigate the murder of Valentine Haines, who is found stabbed in a large bread basket

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9780805282061 | Not Applicable, March 1, 1985, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Love and jealousy erupt into violence in The Crazy Kill, a classic thriller in Chester Himes's trailblazing Harlem Detectives series.
9780911860320, titled "Crazy Kill" | Chatham Bookseller, October 1, 1959, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Love and jealousy erupt into violence in The Crazy Kill, a classic thriller in Chester Himes's trailblazing Harlem Detectives series.

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9780679725725 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, December 1, 1989), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, top Black police detectives, investigate the murder of Valentine Haines, who is found stabbed in a large bread basket

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Product Description: " This searing book, with its terrible pathos of the oppressed set against each other, shows how increasingly firm a place Chester Himes deserves among American novelists." The New York Times.......

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9780911860375 | Chatham Bookseller, June 1, 1954, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Hardcover book, Third Generation

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9780938410737, titled "The Third Generation" | Thunder''s Mouth Pr, May 1, 1989, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: " This searing book, with its terrible pathos of the oppressed set against each other, shows how increasingly firm a place Chester Himes deserves among American novelists.

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Product Description: Detectives Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones are in the hot seat in one of the most chaotic, brutally funny novels in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series. From the start, nothing goes right for Coffin Ed and Grave Digger...read more

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9780911860573 | Reprint edition (Chatham Bookseller, June 1, 1975), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Detectives Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones have lost two criminals.

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9780394759975, titled "The Heat's on" | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 1988), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Detectives Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones are in the hot seat in one of the most chaotic, brutally funny novels in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series.
9780805282511, titled "The Heat's on" | Reissue edition (Schocken Books, June 1, 1986), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, two Black police detectives working in Harlem, investigate a case involving an albino giant and three million dollars worth of heroin

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Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, two Black New York City police detectives investigate the puzzling murder of a white man in Harlem

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9780805282375 | Reprint edition (Not Applicable, October 1, 1985), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, two Black detectives, investigate the murder of Galen, a big Greek man with many enemies in Harlem

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9780679720393 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 1988), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, two Black New York City police detectives investigate the puzzling murder of a white man in Harlem

Black police detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson become embroiled once again in the violence, street crime, drug trade, vice and murder of Harlem

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9788401909894 | Lectorum Pubns, November 1, 1986, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Black police detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson become embroiled once again in the violence, street crime, drug trade, vice and murder of Harlem

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Hardcover:

9780911860313 | Chatham Bookseller, October 1, 1952, cover price $8.95

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