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➿ In the Heat of the Night Free ➶ Author John Dudley Ball – Webpolitics.us

In the Heat of the Night 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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  1. 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 polic...


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    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 becam...


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    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 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 black man with a wallet full of cash Virgil tells the police that he s a police officer, a homicide investigator from Pacadena, just waiting for a train His credentials are checked out, and the Pasadena chief offers Virgil s services to help solve the crime The mayor and police chief accept the offer, figuring that Virgil can be the scapegoat if the crime is not solved.Virgil is smart and educated, in contrast to the p...


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    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 an...


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    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 prese...


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    The 1967 film version of In The Heat Of The Night has long been a favourite of mine It spawned two disappointing sequels, but that s often the way with films There are noticeable differences between the book the film, but both are equally compelling stories.John Ball s 1967 novel starts brilliantly never lets up It s not only a fine crime story, it says a lot about bigotry racism in America in the 1960s There s great dialogue excellent characterisation throughout At The 1967 film version of In The Heat Of The Night has long been a favourite of mine It spawned two disappointing sequels, but that s often the way with films There are noticeable differ...


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    Tolle Geschichte ber Rassendiskriminierung und wie , bei der der eigentliche Mordfall fast in den Hintergrund ger t.


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    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 real killer but rather a highly skilled homicide detective, the local police enlist Tibbs to help solve the case 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 mu...


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    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 Gill...


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    A slightly edited review, on this, my second and most recent read We all know the story, even if we never read the book, having seen the movie In fact, it was hard to read the book without seeing the actors Ball s treatment of the racial tensions is tremendous, of course That is the reason to read the book The mystery itself is fine, as well, but not really the point In addition to dealing with race in the south at the time he wrote, what Ball does is finely illustrate the flexibility of A slightly edited review, on this, my second and most recent read We all know the story, even if we never read the book, having seen the movie In fact, it was hard to read the book without seeing the actors Ball s treatment of the racial tensions is tremendous, of course That is the reason to read the book The mystery itself is fine, as well, but not really the point In addition to dealing with race in the south at the time he wrote, what Ball does ...

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