The Heat's on

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Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publish Date
Pages
174
Dimensions
5.21 X 7.99 X 0.52 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780394759975

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

"A rattlingly good action melodrama spiced with a maximum of humor and a minimum of self-consciousness."
--The New York Times

"One of the most important American writers of the 20th century. . . . A quirky American genius."
--Walter Mosley

"Some of the most exciting--and comic--crime novels ever written."
--The Washington Post

"Chester Himes is the best writer of mayhem yarns since Raymond Chandler."
--San Francisco Chronicle