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In the heat of the night : the original Virgil Tibbs novel

Author: John Dudley Ball; John Ridley
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 50th Anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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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 a skilled homicide detective, passing through racially tense Wells, South Carolina, on his way back to California. Even more surprising, Wells's new police chief recruits Tibbs to help with the investigation. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dudley Ball; John Ridley
ISBN: 9780143107743 0143107747
OCLC Number: 900623545
Description: xii, 158 pages ; 15 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: John Ball ; foreword by John Ridley.
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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 a skilled homicide detective, passing through racially tense Wells, South Carolina, on his way back to California. Even more surprising, Wells's new police chief recruits Tibbs to help with the investigation. But Tibbs's presence in town rubs some of the locals the wrong way, and it won't be long before the martial arts-trained detective has to fight not just for justice, but also for his own safety.

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