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In the Heat of the Night (Penguin Modern Classics)

In the Heat of the Night (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: John Ball (author)Paperback

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A 50th anniversary edition of the classic crime novel that inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Sidney Poitier.'They call me Mr Tibbs!'A small southern town in the 1960s. A musician found dead on the highway. It's no surprise when white detectives arrest a black man for the murder. What is a surprise is that the black man - Virgil Tibbs - is himself a skilled homicide detective from California, whom inexperienced Chief Gillespie reluctantly recruits to help with the case. Faced with mounting local hostility and a police force that seems determined to see him fail, it isn't long before Tibbs - trained in karate and aikido - will have to fight not just for justice, but also for his own safety.The inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film starring Sidney Poitier, this iconic crime novel is a psychologically astute examination of racial prejudice, an atmospheric depiction of the American South in the sixties, and a brilliant, suspense-filled read set in the sultry heat of the night.

About Author

John Ball (1911-1988) was born in Schenectady, New York, and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A part-time police officer in Los Angeles for a time, he wrote more than thirty novels including mysteries, war novels, and adventure stories; his Virgil Tibbs series remains his best-known work. Despite considerable pressure from his editor, Ball insisted on making Tibbs a black man, garnering him praise for progressive thinking and a keen understanding of racial prejudice.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780241238622
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780241238622
  • weight: 134
  • ISBN10: 0241238625

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