By Chester Himes
Harlem Cycle #5
Originally released 1960
A golden Cadillac large enough to go the sea has been obvious crusing alongside the streets of Harlem. A hit-and-run victim?s been hit so demanding she acquired embedded within the wall of a convent. A shootout with 3 heistmen dressed as law enforcement officials has left an incredible baby-kisser in a coma ? and many funds lacking. And Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are those who've to piece all of it jointly. All Shot Up is chaotic, bloody ? and fully unforgettable. Chester Himes wrote detective fiction darker, dirtier and extra severe than a person else dared
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Harlem Cycle #5
Originally released 1960
A golden Cadillac large enough to pass the sea has been noticeable crusing alongside the streets of Harlem. A hit-and-run sufferer? s been hit so tough she acquired embedded within the wall of a convent. A shootout with 3 heistmen dressed as law enforcement officials has left a big flesh presser in a coma ? and many funds lacking. And Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are those who've to piece all of it jointly. All Shot Up is chaotic, bloody ? and fully unforgettable. Chester Himes wrote detective fiction darker, dirtier and extra severe than somebody else dared
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