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The Heat's On

Authors: Himes, Chester
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC050000, FIC022010, FIC031010
ISBN: 9780307803252, Related ISBNs: 0307803252, 0394759974, 9780307803252, 9780394759975
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 176,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

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. They are disciplined for use of excessive force. Grave Digger is shot and his death announced in a hoax radio bulletin. Bodies pile up faster than Coffin Ed and Grave Digger can run. Yet, try as they might, they always seem to be one hot step behind the cause of all the mayhem—three million dollars’ worth of heroin and a giant albino called Pinky.

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