FOR LOVE OF IMABELLE. Chester Himes.

FOR LOVE OF IMABELLE.

Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, Inc., [1957]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. edition. Gold Medal #717. Paperback original. The author's first mystery novel, first published in France as La Reine des Pommes, it introduces the characters of Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. It won the award of Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere of 1958 (the French award for Crime and Detective fiction, founded in 1948). Filmed in 1991 by Miramax under it's contemporary title: A Rage in Harlem. A fine unread copy, touch of edge rubbing. (12518). Item #12518

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