In the Heat of the Night: The Original Virgil Tibbs Novel

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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.

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Virgil Tibbs, a Black detective, arrives in a Southern town to conduct an unpopular investigation of a local murder.

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Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Anniversary. 197 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A 50th-anniversary edition of the pioneering novel featuring African American police detective Virgil Tibbs with a foreword by John Ridley, creator of the TV series American Crime and Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave They call me Mr. Tibbs was the line immortalized by Sidney Poitier in the 1967 Oscar-winning movie adaptation of In the Heat of the Night, which won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award and was named one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.Now fans of classic crime can rediscover this suspense-filled novel whose hero paved the way for James Patterson s Alex Cross, George Pelecanos s Derek Strange, and other African American detectives. 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 not the killer but 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. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780143107743

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