From the start thing goes right for Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones. Dead bodies are piling up faster than they can run, and Coffin Ed and Grave Digger seem to always be one step behind the cause of all the mayhem--$3 million worth of heroin and a simple albi called Pinky.
Chester Himes was born in Missouri in 1909. He began writing while serving a prison sentence for a jewel theft and published just short of twenty novels before his death in 1984. Among his best-known thrillers are Blind Man with a Pistol, Cotton Comes to Harlem, The Crazy Kill, A Rage in Harlem, The Real Cool Killers, and The Heat's On, all available from Vintage.