Item #64654 The Heat's On. Chester Himes.

The Heat's On

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. 220 pp. Octavo [21.5cm] 1/4 black cloth with orange paper boards, and title stamped in gilt on the spine. The covers are slightly cocked. In a dust jacket with rubbing to the front panel, a small, light stain to the rear panel, and three 1" closed tears to the top edge. Very Good / Good +. Item #64654

From the dust jacket-

"The uproar started that hot night in Harlem when $3,000,000 worth of heroin when astray and Pinky, the giant albino, turned in a false fire alarm. Fire engines rolled. Tempers flared. Cops blew their tops. And Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones got suspended. For brutality, it was alleged. The heat rose a beat. Then an African got his throat cut. And Grave Digger got shot. The heat really was turned on. And before the chips are down, Coffin Ed swings into action, moving from joint to joint, brothel to brothel, revealing a monstrous downtown racket that put the heat on the whole of the melting pot."

Price: $45.00

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