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Donald Goines

Donald GoinesBorn: 15-Dec-1936
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 21-Oct-1974
Location of death: Detroit, MI
Cause of death: Murder

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Whoreson

Military service: US Air Force (Korean War, 1952-55)

Father: Joseph Goines (dry cleaner)
Mother: Myrtle Goines
Sister: Marie Richardson (older)
Sister: Joan Goines Coney (younger)
Wife: Thelma Powell (five children)
Wife: Shirley Sailor (d. 21-Oct-1974 murder)

    High School: Pershing High School, Detroit, MI (dropped out, freshman year)

    Disturbing the Peace Detroit, MI
    Inmate, Detroit Municipal Jail
    Vagrancy Junction City, KS (1958)
    Armed Robbery 1961
    Inmate, Jackson Penitentiary 1961-62
    Unlawful Possession of Alcohol 1965
    Inmate, Jackson Penitentiary 1965-66
    Larceny attempted larceny (1969)
    Inmate, Jackson Penitentiary 1969
    Suspicion of Being a Drug Addict Los Angeles, CA (1974)
    Shot 21-Oct-1974
    Risk Factors: Heroin

Author of books:
Dopefiend: The Story of a Black Junkie (1971, novel)
Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp (1972, novel)
Black Gangster (1972, novel)
Street Players (1973, novel)
White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief (1973, novel)
Black Girl Lost (1973, novel)
Eldorado Red (1974, novel)
Swamp Man (1974, novel)
Never Die Alone (1974, novel)
Daddy Cool (1974, novel)
Cry Revenge! (1974, novel)
Crime Partners (1974, novel)
Death List (1974, novel)
Kenyatta's Escape (1974, novel)
Inner City Hoodlum (1975, novel)
Kenyatta's Last Hit (1975, novel)

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