A Rage in Harlem

The first novel in Chester HimesHarlem Detective series. Also known as For Love of Imabelle, A Rage in Harlem introduces the leading characters of the series, Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson — whose names suggest the nature of their police methods and reputation. Jones and Johnson generally go easy with, and even tolerate, numbers operators, madames, whores, and gamblers; but they are extremely hostile to violent criminals, drug dealers, confidence tricksters and pimps. Himes says that they are tough, “but they never came down hard on anybody that was in the right”.

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by Chester Himes