Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Biblioholic's Bookshelf: For the Love of Imabelle - Fifties Crime Fiction

For the Love of Imabelle is an alternate title for the perhaps more familiar A Rage in Harlem, the title of the 1991 film adaptation. 

The book is the first novel from Chester Himes to feature African American cops Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. They were featured more prominently in titles such as Cotton Comes to Harlem, also adapted as a film in the seventies. There were nine novels in the Harlem Cycle, though Plan B, the final entry was unfinished and published after Himes's death. This, as the cover art style suggests, is a 1974 printing.


Charles Gramlich said...

I love the new cover for Night Brothers. I need to read more Chester HImes.

Sidney said...

Thanks, we contemplated several options including one with a panther but that seemed to fit.

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