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DOWNLOAD ½ The Heat's On Ï ➶ [Read] ➲ The Heat's On By Chester Himes ➾ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 go Detectives Coffin Ed and Grave An 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 Pink. I read a number of Chester Himes' novels before I really caught on to how brilliant a humorist he is This is the novel where his hu revealed itself Some of the scenes pitched with violence and pathos had a heightened surrealism that reminded me of Magritte than Raymond Chandler even though as a murderdetective writer Himes is up there with the best It also helps that I happen to live blocks from where a lot of the action takes place in this novel and after reading it it gave the whole area a fresh glaze

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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 th. When Grave Digger Jones gets dropped with a gunman’s bullet Coffin Ed brings savage retribution to Harlem The most conventionally plotted of these and probably not surprisingly my least favorite Not to say that it’s bad it’s not bad at all it’s good it’s just not as good as the others Still a ton of weird fabulous throw away stuff about Albino ex boxers and viciously immoral geriatric heroin dealers Library but you know I’d keep it because I want an entire collection of Himes’s stuff at some point

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The Heat's OnDetectives Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones are in the hot seat in The Heat's eBook #245 one of the most chaotic brutally funny novels in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series From. Books like this are one good reason not to peruse the bestseller list for something to read The prose is tight with just enough detail to give the reader a flavor but not interfere with the paceWith characters named Coffin Ed Grave Digger and Pinky a decent writer has to get out of the way of the story which is what Himes did The backdrop is 1950s Harlem and Himes had enough experience with crime to know what he was writing aboutThe book is fast paced easy on the eyes interesting from the historical perspective with enough touches of humor to keep the mood good