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The crazy kill

Author: Chester B Himes
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989, ©1959.
Series: Vintage crime
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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Outside the apartment where a wake is going on, the manager of the A & P across the street is robbed. Reverend Short, a storefront preacher addicted to opium and brandy, is watching from a bedroom window in the flat. He leans too far and falls out; a bread basket, sitting outside the bakery below, saves him. Back inside, he says he sees a vision of a dead man. Outside, in the very basket Short landed in, lies the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984.
Crazy kill.
New York : Vintage Books, 1989, c1959
(OCoLC)760717303
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester B Himes
ISBN: 0679725725 9780679725725
OCLC Number: 20354731
Notes: "Originally published by the Chatham Bookseller, New Jersey, in 1973"--T.p. verso.
Description: 160 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage crime
Other Titles: Jealous man can't win
Responsibility: Chester Himes.

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Outside the apartment where a wake is going on, the manager of the A & P across the street is robbed. Reverend Short, a storefront preacher addicted to opium and brandy, is watching from a bedroom window in the flat. He leans too far and falls out; a bread basket, sitting outside the bakery below, saves him. Back inside, he says he sees a vision of a dead man. Outside, in the very basket Short landed in, lies the body of Valentine Haines. Who murdered Val? It is up to Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson to find out.

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