Chester Himes' most disturbing and controversial novel, A Case of Rape has never been widely available to his readers in the United States. That is - until now. Himes, the author of many popular mystery novels and creator of the memorable black detectives, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, wrote A Case of Rape in 1956-57. This thought-provoking, jarring thriller examines the social and sexual relationships between the races. A white woman is raped and killed by four black American men in Paris. Or is she?Himes, Chester B. is the author of 'Case of Rape' with ISBN 9780882581439 and ISBN 0882581430.