Chester Himes

Chester Himes
1909 - 1984
Chester Himes  American Novelist

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First Name Chester
Last Name Himes
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th July, 1909
Birthplace Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Died 12th November, 1984
Place of Death Moraira, Spain
Build Average
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Bald
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
Occupation Text Novelist
Occupation Novelist
Music Genre (Text) Hardboiled crime fiction, Detective Fiction

Chester Bomar Himes (July 29, 1909 – November 12, 1984) was an American writer. His works, some of which have been filmed, include If He Hollers Let Him Go, published in 1945, and the Harlem Detective series of novels for which he is best known, set in the 1950s and early 1960s and featuring two black policemen called Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. In 1958 Himes won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière.

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