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For Love of Imabelle

(1957)
(A Rage in Harlem)
(The first book in the Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones series)
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To be square in Harlem is to risk your life. And Jackson is so square he can't see through the lovely Imabelle, even when she introduces him to a man who knows the 'secret' of turning $10 bills into $100s. Soon Jackson is losing his life-savings to this con man, stealing money from his boss and then blowing this 'borrowed' money on the crap tables.

So begins Chester Himes' first foray into crime fiction, the novel which was to win him massive international acclaim.

A Rage In Harlem introduces readers to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, Harlem's toughest cops and Himes' most memorable fictional creations. Renowned for their meanness and always armed with their legendary nickel-plated Colts, they patrol the streets of the ghetto trying to keep some semblance of order.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Chester Himes's For Love of Imabelle

Hardback Editions

1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Rage in Harlem
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 0-7394-3478-0 / 978-0-7394-3478-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: n/a
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October 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rage in Harlem
Author(s): Chester B Himes
ISBN: 0-8052-8239-4 / 978-0-8052-8239-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Not Applicable
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August 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Rage in Harlem
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 0-85031-618-9 / 978-0-85031-618-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Rage in Harlem (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 0-14-119644-0 / 978-0-14-119644-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Rage in Harlem (Canongate Crime Classics)
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 1-84195-024-6 / 978-1-84195-024-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Rage in Harlem
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 0-85031-616-2 / 978-0-85031-616-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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December 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Rage in Harlem
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 0-679-72040-5 / 978-0-679-72040-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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October 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rage in Harlem
Author(s): Chester B Himes
ISBN: 0-8052-8240-8 / 978-0-8052-8240-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schocken Books
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October 1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: For Love of Imabelle
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 0-451-06096-2 / 978-0-451-06096-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: A rage in Harlem
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 0-586-02870-6 / 978-0-586-02870-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Rage in Harlem, A (A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel)
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 1-4915-1908-8 / 978-1-4915-1908-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Rage in Harlem (Classic Collection (Brilliance Audio))
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 1-4805-6001-4 / 978-1-4805-6001-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Rage in Harlem: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 1-4805-5987-3 / 978-1-4805-5987-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Rage in Harlem: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 1-4805-8880-6 / 978-1-4805-8880-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Rage in Harlem: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel (Grave Digger & Coffin Ed: The Classic Collection)
Author(s): Chester Himes
ISBN: 1-4805-6015-4 / 978-1-4805-6015-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Rage in Harlem: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel
Author(s): Chester Himes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Rage in Harlem (Harlem Detectives Series Book 1)
Author(s): Chester Himes
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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May 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Rage in Harlem (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Chester Himes
Publisher: Penguin
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