By Chester Himes
Harlem Cycle #8
Originally released 1969
At as soon as grotesquely comedian and unflinchingly violent, Blind guy With a Pistol is the ultimate access in Chester Himes's trailblazing Harlem Detectives series.
New York is sweltering in the summertime warmth, and Harlem is as regards to the boiling aspect. To Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, from time to time it sort of feels as though the full global has long gone mad. making an attempt, as continually, to maintain a few form of peace—their mythical nickel-plated Colts a great deal in evidence—Coffin Ed and Grave Digger locate themselves pursuing totally different situations via a maze of knifings, beatings, and riots that threaten to rip Harlem aside.
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