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Cotton comes to Harlem.

Chester Himes

Cotton comes to Harlem.

by Chester Himes

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Published by Muller .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination192p.,21cm
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19035714M

But the take ($87,) is hijacked by white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that suddenly everyone wants to get his hands on. With Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones on everyone's trail and piecing together the complexity of the scheme, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of Himes's hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers. A classic entry in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers. Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime.

Cotton Comes To Harlem () About book: Chester Himes is the bomb, he's the shit, he's a genius. You're into crime and you ain't read him, you're missing out. You're into the African-American experience and you ain't read him, you're really missing out. Buy Cotton Comes to Harlem by (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(48).

A classic entry in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers. Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime.4/5(2). Ossie Davis makes his directorial debut a smashing success in the action crime comedy Cotton Comes To Harlem. Coffin Ed Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) and 5/5(4).


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A classic entry in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers. Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime.

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Description of the book "Cotton Comes to Harlem": Con man Deke O'Hara is out of the state penitentiary and hoping to work the scam of a lifetime. But dollars he had schemed has been hijacked and hidden in a bale of cotton. Worse still, Harlem's toughest cops are on everyone's trail. Reviews of the Cotton Comes to Harlem.

The seventh novel in Himes’s detective series, Cotton Comes to Harlem, is generally considered the best of the set, ranking with the works of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Like the others. By the time of Cotton Comes to Harlem, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones had well-developed personae in the detective series.

They are known for. Cotton Comes to Harlem is an American neo-noir action comedy film co-written and directed in by Ossie Davis and starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, and Redd Foxx. The film is based on Chester Himes ' novel of the same name.

The opening theme, "Ain't Now But It's Gonna Be" was written by Ossie Davis and performed by Melba by: Galt MacDermot. Books similar to Cotton Comes to Harlem (Harlem Cycle, #7) Cotton Comes to Harlem (Harlem Cycle, #7) by Chester Himes.

avg. rating Ratings. Black flim-flam man Deke O'Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta's state penitentiary than he's back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement he's. COTTON COMES TO HARLEM is the adaptation of Chester Himes' novel of the same title and stars Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St.

Jacques as his two Harlem police detectives "Gravedigger" Jones and "Coffin" Ed Johnson respectively. Their motto: "[We] may have broke some heads, but we ain't never broke no promise."/10(K).

With Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones on everyone's trail and piecing together the complexity of the scheme, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of Himes's /5(3). A classic entry in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers.

Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime.4/4(8). Cotton Comes To Harlem is a crime novel by Chester Himes, published in Considered hugely influential, it is the seventh novel featuring Himes’ characters Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson.

The story begins in Harlem, where Reverend Deke O’Malley. About Cotton Comes to Harlem A classic entry in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers.

Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on. A classic entry in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers.

Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement, he’s counting on a big Harlem rally to produce. Cotton Comes to Harlem () is the eighth of ten “Harlem Domestic” detective novels that Himes wrote, and it follows the formula of its predecessors.

An outrageous crime causes a chain-reaction of violence in “lawless” Harlem. Black detectives “Coffin” Ed Jones and “Gravedigger” Johnson are called in to restore order. Editorial Reviews. One of the most energetic, entertaining and humorous action comedy efforts to ever hit the big screen, if Cotton Comes to Harlem isn't black enough for you, you may find yourself in serious need to reevaluate your standards.

Based on Chester Himes' novel of the same name, actors Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St.5/5(1). Book Overview. A classic entry in Chester Himes s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers. Flim-flam man Deke O Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta s state penitentiary than he 5/5(4).

Himes plays off this Back-to-Africa theme against the cotton that comes to Harlem in the book's title. Chapter 8 is striking for its portrait of a white, Southern Colonel and his blonde henchman setting up a storefront in Harlem to recruit African-American cotton pickers to move to the South.

Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester B. Himes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Book Title: Cotton Comes to Harlem The author of the book: Chester Himes Edition: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard The size of the: MB City - Country: No data Date of issue: November 28th ISBN: ISBN Language: English Format files: PDF Loaded: times Reader ratings:   Cotton Comes to Harlem has a somewhat complex plot because of all the characters involved – and I mean characters in the double entendre sense!

In Harlem in the ’s, the Reverend Deke O’Malley is soliciting $1, payments from black families to participate in a Back to Africa Movement. O’Malley got the idea from Marcus Garvey.