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The Resource Blind man with a pistol, Chester Himes

Blind man with a pistol, Chester Himes

Label
Blind man with a pistol
Title
Blind man with a pistol
Statement of responsibility
Chester Himes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"New York is sweltering in the summer heat, and Harlem is close to the boiling point. To Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, at times it seems as if the whole world has gone mad. Trying, as always, to keep some kind of peace, their legendary nickel-plated Colts very much in evidence, Coffin Ed and Grave Digger find themselves pursuing two completely different cases through a maze of knifings, beatings, and riots that threaten to tear Harlem apart." -- Back cover
Member of
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
034290
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1909-1984
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Himes, Chester B.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3515.I713
LC item number
B58 1989
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage crime
Series volume
0008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American police
  • Jones, Grave Digger (Fictitious character)
  • Johnson, Coffin Ed (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • African American police
  • Johnson, Coffin Ed (Fictitious character)
  • Jones, Grave Digger (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Blind man with a pistol, Chester Himes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm20319926
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780394759982
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
89040063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)20319926
Label
Blind man with a pistol, Chester Himes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm20319926
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780394759982
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
89040063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)20319926

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