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Cotton Comes to Harlem

Chester B. Himes

Cotton Comes to Harlem

by Chester B. Himes

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Published by Schocken Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective,
  • African American Literature,
  • Himes, Chester - Prose & Criticism,
  • Fiction,
  • Mystery/Suspense

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9558119M
    ISBN 10080528205X
    ISBN 109780805282054
    OCLC/WorldCa234294945

    Buy Cotton Comes to Harlem by (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(48). 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 by Chester B. Himes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   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.

    Cotton Comes to Harlem is a brilliantly written crime novel by Chester Himes. It tells the tale of two cops, Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, as they trace a bale of cotton throughout the city of Harlem.   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.


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Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester B. Himes Download PDF EPUB FB2

I bought A Rage in Harlem and Cotton Comes to Harlem. Written and set in 50's black Harlem, I had to look up the meaning of some of the slang words but easy to do on kindle.

I love the maverick black cops, Gravedigger and Coffin, introduced in this book but more prominent in 'Cotton', they are both frightening and by: Cotton Comes to Harlem (Harlem Detectives Series Book 7) - Kindle edition by Himes, Chester. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Cotton Comes to Harlem (Harlem Detectives Series Book 7)/5(51). Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of a series of novels that focus on the Harlem section of New York City and feature two black police detectives known as Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson.

These two, if not the only black detectives in their precinct, are unique because of their success and their style of policing/5. Complete summary of Chester Himes' Cotton Comes To Harlem. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Cotton Comes To Harlem. In. Chester Himes’s novel Cotton Comes to Harlem is the sixth and best-known novel in his Harlem Detective series.

The book follows black detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed as they search for $87, stolen from hardworking African American families who dream of returning to Africa and to escape poverty in America. Buy a cheap copy of Cotton Comes to Harlem book by Chester Himes.

A classic entry in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining Free shipping over $/5(4). Directed by Ossie Davis. With Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St.

Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace. Two Harlem cops investigate a robbery, believing that a reverend has staged it in order to steal the money he's collected for a local fundraiser/10(K). Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of a series of crime novels featuring Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones written by Chester Himes while living in.

Cotton Comes to Harlem is a American neo-noir action comedy film co-written and directed 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 was followed two Music by: Galt MacDermot. 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 Quotes Showing of 2 “You bring the list to me at midnight. I’ll be waiting down by the Harlem River underneath the subway extension to the Polo Grounds in my cah, and I’ll pay you right then and by: Cotton Comes to Harlem () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more Menu.

Movies. When his truck is hijacked and a bale of cotton stuffed with money is lost in the chase, Harlem is turned upside down by Gravedigger and Coffin Ed, the Reverend, and the hijackers. Much of the humor is urban black, which was unusual in 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. Aside from its honest black idioms and actors, "Cotton Comes to Harlem" is a conventional white movie that employs some terrible white stereotypes of black life.

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 4/5(2).

I bought A Rage in Harlem and Cotton Comes to Harlem. Written and set in 50's black Harlem, I had to look up the meaning of some of the slang words but easy to do on kindle. I love the maverick black cops, Gravedigger and Coffin, introduced in this book but more prominent in 'Cotton', they are both frightening and comical/5(53).

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 the streets working the scam of a lifetime. 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 (made into a film in ) is one of Himes's hardest-hitting and most. Get this from a library.

Cotton comes to Harlem. [Chester B Himes] -- Con man Deak O'Hara is out of the state penitentiary and back on the street working the scam of a lifetime.

The $87, he has schemed to get has been hijacked and hidden in a bale of cotton. Coffin. 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 Based on Chester Himes's novel, this film marked actor-writer Ossie Davis's directing debut. Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques play Himes's volatile police detectives, Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, who are on the trail of white men who pulled an armed stickup at a Back to Africa rally in Harlem/10(97).But the take-$87,is hijacked by white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that suddenly everybody 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/5(3).Get this from a library!

Cotton comes to Harlem. [Chester B Himes] -- A preacher called Deke O'Malley's been selling false hope: the promise of a glorious new life in Africa for just $1, a family. But when thieves with machine guns steal the proceeds - and send one.