In the Heat of the Night (Virgil Tibbs, #1)



In the Heat of the Night (Virgil Tibbs, #1) 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.

John Dudley Ball writing as John Ball, was an American writer best known for mystery novels involving the African American police detective Virgil Tibbs He was introduced in the 1965 In the Heat of the Night where he solves a murder in a racist Southern small town It won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and was made into an Oscar winning film of the same n John Dudley Ball writing as John Ball, was an American writer best known for mystery novels involving the African American police detective Virgil Tibbs He was introduced in the 1965 In the Heat of the Night where he solves a murder in a racist Southern small town It won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and was made into an Oscar winning film of the same name starring Sidney Poitier the film had two sequels, and spawned a television series several decades later, none of which were based on Ball s later Tibbs stories He also wrote under the name John Ball Jr..Ball was born in Schenectady, New York, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin He wrote for a number of magazines and newspapers, including the Brooklyn Eagle For a time he worked part time as a Los Angeles County sheriff s deputy, was trained in martial arts, and was a nudist In the mid 1980s, he was the book review columnist for Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine Ball lived in Encino, California, and died there in 1988

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10 thoughts on “In the Heat of the Night (Virgil Tibbs, #1)

  1. James Thane says:

    This is the novel upon which the movie In the Heat of the Night was based Set in a small town in South Carolina in the early 1960s, the book opens with the discovery of a body lying in the highway late one night The victim is a prominent musician who had been active in organizing a music festival which many hoped would revive the fading fortunes of the town His death is thus a blow to the hopes of the entire community.The police chief, a man named Gillespie, is new to the job Previously a ja This is the novel upon which the movie In the Heat of the Night was based Set in a small town in South Carolina in the early 1960s, the book opens with the discovery of a body lying in the highway late one night The victim is a prominent musician who had been active in organizing a music festival which many hoped would revive the fading fortunes of the town His death is thus a blow to the hopes of the entire community.The police chief, a man named Gillespie, is new to the job Previously a jailer in Texas, he was hired by the town council basically because they could hire him cheap He s never been a police officer before and has no experience as a homicide inve...

  2. Brina says:

    I give 4.5 stars to John Dudley Ball s In the Heat of the Night, which later became a movie starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger and also a tv series Additionally, this short, classic detective book lead Ball to write a series of cases featuring lead homicide investigator Virgil Tibbs This original book is highly regarded On his usual nightly patrolling, officer Sam Wood discovers a body in the middle of the highway in the heat of the night Upon calling the case into chief Bill Gillespie, I give 4.5 stars to John Dudley Ball s In the Heat of the Night, which later became a movie starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger and also a tv series Additionally, this short, classic detective book lead Ball to write a series of cases featuring lead homicide investigator Virgil Tibbs This original book is highly regarded On his usual nightly patrolling, officer Sam Wood discovers a body in the middle of the highway in the heat of the night Upon calling the case into chief Bill Gillespie, Wood is tasked with finding the murderer and immediately checks the railway depot where he spots Tibbs Wood arre...

  3. Connie says:

    Penguin released a 50th Anniversary Edition of the police procedural In the Heat of the Night last year It s a good mystery, but it s even better known for its social criticism in a time of racial unrest following the 1964 Civil Rights Act.A police officer, Sam Woods, finds a body in the road when he s on night patrol in Wells, South Carolina The new police chief, Bill Gillespie, sends Sam out to find the perpetrator of the crime He arrests Virgil Tibbs at the train station because he s a b Penguin released a 50th Anniversary Edition of the police procedural In the Heat of ...

  4. Sara says:

    Flashback to 1960 and the horrible reality of Jim Crow The dignity of Mr Tibbs and the way he handles the slurs and injustice are at the heart of this novel, and Ball makes Tibbs the most intelligent and able character in the book He goes a little overboard in drawing the distinctions between the Southern characters and Virgil Tibbs, but he has an important point to make and he makes it If you are ever doubting that race relations have made enormous progress in the last 50 years, read this bo Flashback to 1960 and the horrible reality of Jim Crow The dignity of Mr Tibbs and the way he handles the slurs and injustice are at the heart of this novel, and Ball makes Tibbs the most intelligent and able character in the book He goes a little overboard in drawing the distinctions between the Southern characters and Virgil Tibbs, but he has an important point to make and he makes it If you are ever doubting that race relations have made enormous progress in the last 50 years, read this book and feel the knot in your stomach when Mr Tibbs comes into a diner and is denied a glass of milk It is difficult to even imagine people actually feeling this way and yet so many did It is painful to read this book now but it matters to remember that it was a small book that made a big...

  5. Cphe says:

    To my mind the Virgil Tibbs in the novel didn t have quite the same presence or weight of Sidney Poitier in the movie Virgil Tibbs in the novel seemed to be asubdued presence, I was expectingfire from his character.Have wanted to read this novel for ages and have to admit being a shade disappointed because I had such high expectations It is well written and the mystery component well delivered but it is the finely wrought characterisation between the amateur Chief of Police Gille To my mind the Virgil Tibbs in the novel didn t have quite the same presence or weight of Sidney Poitier in the movie Virgil Tibbs in the novel seemed to be asubdued presence, I was expectingfire from his character.Have wanted to read this novel for ages and have to admit being a shade disappointed because I had such high expectations It is well written and ...

  6. Col says:

    Synopsis blurbJohn Ball s 1965 mystery In the Heat of the Night tells the story of a black police officer named Virgil Tibbs who happens to be passing through a southern town at a particularly inauspicious moment An orchestra conductor has been brutally murdered and the local police, without much in the way of real evidence, arrest Tibbs On discovering that Tibbs is not the...

  7. Kim says:

    In the Heat of the Night is the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from California asked to investigate a murder in the deep South John Ball doesn t rely on easy stereotypes and his story provides athoughtful treatment of class and race Tibbs is smart and tightly self controlled Sheriff Gillespie and his deputy Sam Woods both change in response to his competence and integrity not dramatically, in incremental but significant ways that reflect how attitudes shift one or In the Heat of the Night is the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from California asked to investigate a murder in the deep South John Ball doesn t rely on easy stereotypes and his story provides athoughtful treatment of class and race Tibbs is smart and tightly self controlled Sheriff Gillespie and ...

  8. Jeff says:

    A great mystery Wonderful description A revealing look at the 1960s south It reads almost like a blend of Harper Lee and Conan Doyle.

  9. Sherry Chandler says:

    It s hard for me to put myself back in 1965 when this novel was first published Goodreads doesn t even list the edition I checked out of the library, It was published by Harper Row, a slim 184 page volume as mysteries were slim back then , covered in finger prints, its binding loose, its back cracked Obviously a book that has seen many readers Obviously a book that broke barriers.I read it out of curiosity, having just re watched the movie I wanted to compare What I found is that the It s hard for me to put myself back in 1965 when this novel was first published Goodreads doesn t even list the edition I checked out of the library, It was published by Harper Row, a slim 184 page volume as mysteries were slim back then , covered in finger prints, its binding loose, its back cracked Obviously a book that has seen many readers Obviously a book that broke barriers.I read it out of curiosity, having just re watched the movie I wanted to compare What I found is that the concept of racial confrontation is considerably ramped up in the movie In the book, Virgil Tibbs iscerebral, less fiery Even the famous line They call me Mr Tibbs seems milder,wry than in your face Still, this Tibbs is just as brave He s also something of a superhero, a black belt in karate and other Japanese gutterals, perfectly capable of fending off, nay, crippling, a batch of redneck night rider types all by himself, thank you very much.Most of the narrative burden is carried ...

  10. Paul says:

    Virgil Tibbs is picked up at a railway station in a small southern town by a local police officer, following the murder of a visiting orchestra conductor When it emerges Tibbs is a Homicide detective on his way home to Pasadena after visiting his mother, an inexperienced Sheriff Gillespie reluctantly enlists Tibbs help to solve the murder Tibbs is up against deep seated racial social prejudice, stymied at every turn, not only by the town s residents but by the police officers who are sup Virgil Tibbs is picked up at a railway station in a small southern town by a local police officer, following the murder of a visiting orchestra conductor When it emerges Tibbs i...

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