Virgil Tibbs, a Black detective, arrives in a Southern town to conduct an unpopular investigation of a local murder
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John Ball (1911–1988) wrote more than thirty novels across numerous genres; his Virgil Tibbs series remains his best-known work. Born in Schenectady, New York, he grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and worked briefly as a part-time police officer in Los Angeles.
John Ridley (foreword) is an award-winning screenwriter, film director, and novelist. The creator of the acclaimed television series American Crime, he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave.
“A landmark among expressions of racial justice that retains its power today . . . A resonant take on southern justice . . . that has had more lasting impact than works many times its size.” —John Ridley, from the Foreword
“[Virgil Tibbs is] a remarkable individual who may well end up in the great detective category.” —The New York Times
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Book Description Carroll & Graf Pub, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110881848875
Book Description Carroll & Graf Pub, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0881848875