A golden Cadillac big enough to cross the ocean has been seen sailing along the streets of Harlem. A hit-and-run victim’s been hit so hard she got embedded in the wall of a convent. A shootout with three heistmen dressed as cops has left an important politician in a coma – and a lot of money missing. And Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are the ones who have to piece it all together. All Shot Up is chaotic, bloody – and completely unforgettable. Chester Himes wrote detective fiction darker, dirtier and more extreme than anyone else dared..
Penguin Books, 2021 (1960)