Author(s): Chester Himes
Jackson, trusting and besotted with his girlfriend, Imabelle, scrapes his hard-earned savings together in a scheme to triple his money. But it all goes terribly wrong, and Jackson soon finds himself without money, a job, or his beloved Imabelle. Desperate to find her, he turns to his brother for help. Featuring the hardboiled Harlem detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, A Rage in Harlem has swagger, brutal humour, lurid violence, a hearse loaded with gold and a conman dressed as a Sister of Mercy.