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In the Heat of the Night
     

In the Heat of the Night

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by John Dudley Ball
 

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It's the 1960s. A hot August night lies heavy over the Carolinas. The corpse — legs sprawled, stomach down on the concrete pavement, arms above the head — brings the patrol car to a halt. The local police pick up a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs, only to discover that their most likely suspect is a homicide detective from California — and the

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It's the 1960s. A hot August night lies heavy over the Carolinas. The corpse — legs sprawled, stomach down on the concrete pavement, arms above the head — brings the patrol car to a halt. The local police pick up a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs, only to discover that their most likely suspect is a homicide detective from California — and the racially tense community's single hope in solving a brutal murder that turns up no witnesses, no motives, no clues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881848878
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Mystery Scene Book.
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.53(d)

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In the Heat of the Night 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the Heat of the Night by John Ball is an excellent book. It¿s a suspenseful murder mystery in the south when it was segregated. I like this book because it was suspenseful and unpredictable. It leads you to thinking it was one person but at the end it¿s a twist and nothing seems the way it is. I really like how the author ended the chapters. Some of them ended in a way that I left me in shock and wanted to read on. This book is great for people who like murder mysteries, suspense and a little bit of drama. The drama in the book is a black cop trying to do his job in the south when no one wants him there and racial tension begins. The suspense in the book keeps building up right from the beginning of the book to the end. If you don¿t like being surprised and shocked then don¿t read this book, but if you do you should definitely read it.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
A true classic. Written in the 1960's. Some may find references to certain ethnic groups very offensive but unfortunately, that was the way things were in the 60's, particularly in the South. A great murder, suspense story. Fairly well edited with a few issues. The type suddenly goes to bold and then back to regular text again. The story itself is powerful and well written..
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. There is a murder and it seems like everyone is being accused. Virgil Tibbs, a black cop from another city is put on the case and racial tension flairs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my fist real novel that I ever read ,in high school,before I was readin Batman and Archie comics