Chester Himes

Chester  Himes

Chester Himes was born in 1909 in Missouri. He began writing while serving a prison sentence for gem theft, and by the time he died in 1984, he had published just under twenty novels. Blind Man with a Pistol, Cotton Comes to Harlem, The Crazy Kill, A Rage in Harlem, The Real Cool Killers, and The Heat's On, all published by Vintage, are among his best-known thrillers.