The Real Cool Killers - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Real Cool Killers - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 05/05/2011
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The night's over for Ulysses Galen. It started going bad for the big Greek when a knife was drawn, then there was an axe, then he was being chased and shot at. Now Galen is lying dead in the middle of a Harlem street. But the night's just beginning for detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Because they have a smoking gun but it couldn't have killed Galen, and they had a suspect but a gang called the Real Cool Moslems took him. And as patrol cars and search teams descend on the neighbourhood, their case threatens to take a turn for the personal. The Real Cool Killers is loaded with grizzly comedy and with all the raucous, threatening energy of the streets it's set on.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141196480
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The greatest find in American crime fiction since Raymond Chandler * Sunday Times *
Outrageous, shocking, wonderful * New York Times Book Review *
Himes wrote spectacularly successful entertainments, filled with gems of descriptive writing, plots that barely sidestep chaos, characters surreal, grotesque, comic, hip, Harlem recollected as a place that can make you laugh, cry, shudder. -- John Edgar Wideman
A fantasia with a hard brilliant core * Evening Standard *
A fine crime writer of Chandlerian subtlety though in a vein of sheer toughness very much his own * The Times *
He belongs with those great demented realists ... whose writing pitilessly exposes the ridiculousness of the human condition -- Will Self
That he could channel this pain and misery into some of the greatest crime novels ever written is a testament to his skill as a writer and his spirit as a man. If this is the first Chester Himes novel you will read then, believe me, you are in for a treat. -- Noel "Razor" Smith
Hieronymus Bosch meets Miles Davis * The New York Times *
Chester Himes is the great lost crime writer, as well a great American dissident novelist per se, and an essential witness to his times. Every one of his beyond-cool Harlem novels is cherished by every reader who finds it. -- Jonathan Lethem

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