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3.5A classic detective story from the 60 s in South US, with the slight twist that the hero is a black man dealing with horrible racism both from his peers and suspects involved A light and quick read that I d recommend to any crime fan.As someone who loves detective stories I really enjoyed thisclassical noir type The blatant racism is very annoying but it s exactly how it happened back then, unfortunately. 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 difference It exposed us to ourselves, without any place to run and hide I vaguely remember the furor when Sidney Poitier made Guess Who s Coming to Dinner People were outraged It is the outrage that outrages us now It is easy to carry the image of Mr Poitier in my head while readingwho else could be Mr Tibbs It has been decades since I saw the movie and reading the book has made me want to see it again This was an interesting voyage into the past, a place we wax nostalgic for, but in some ways a place we would never want to occupy again #FREE DOWNLOAD ⚡ In the Heat of the Night ß It s the s 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 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 poorly trained officers in the small South Carolina town Wells is segregated with special benches at the train station for blacks The black restroom at the police station has no soap or towels The police officers are racist, but they respect Virgil s intelligence Smartest black I ever saw, Pete concluded then he added a remarkable tribute He oughta been a white man Virgil has amazing self control in the racist atmosphere, and gives the white officerscredit than they deserve as he solves the crime Virgil wins the respect of the police chief, but Bill does not offer him a handshake as he drops him off at the train station Although Virgil is depicted as almost too flawless intelligent, educated, organized, polite, and handsome the chief does not want physical contact with a man with dark skin A movie, starring Sidney Poitier, was based on this book and won an Academy Award I ve seen several less than positive reviews of this book written by those who were disappointed in the character of Virgil Tibbs after having seen the film Like my review of the The Choirboys I ll make comparisons between the two towards the end.This is a great crime novel,than a crime novel, but a study of human relations in the context of race, an aspect that is handled with poignant delicacy Unlike the movie, the relationship between African American detective Tibbs and southern whit I ve seen several less than positive reviews of this book written by those who were disappointed in the character of Virgil Tibbs after having seen the film Like my review of the The Choirboys I ll make comparisons between the two towards the end.This is a great crime novel,than a crime novel, but a study of human relations in the context of race, an aspect that is handled with poignant delicacy Unlike the movie, the relationship between African American detective Tibbs and southern white cop Sam Woods is the primary focus, and that with Sheriff Gillespie is secondary The novel shows, not tells about the fruitlessness of racial prejudice A notable feature is the way various points of view are presented in the novel, hard to express in a film The points of view of the white men in the story are handled with a logical and even handed manner, detached from prompt condemnation In this way it is easy to see how the racist beliefs of the characters in the novel arise in the minds of uneducated men, to the point that we pardon them, rather than loath them, quite an achievement for an African American author Some of their beliefs are so idiotic, we even feel sorry for them, like when Sam saysThey don t feel it when they get hit the way you or I would, he explained They haven t got the same nervous systemthat s how they win fights, why they re not afraid to get into the ring Another memorable quote, by a minor character called Pete, is chock full of irony and demonstrates Mr Ball s style in dealing with prejudiceSmartest black I ever saw, Pete concluded He added a remarkable tribute He oughta been a white manSome differences with the movieIn the film, Sheriff Gillespie is portrayed as a fairly competent man surrounded by buffoons, including Sam In the novel, Gillespie is an insecure man with no police experience prior to taking the job he was a prison guard before This adds psychological and political elements to the plot.Tibbs is not a volatile man, not struggling to restrain his near bursting resentment toward ignorant crackers as in the film, but rather a calm, methodical, patient person who is well aware of the hostile environment he finds himself in If a white man had slapped him which happens in the film, but not in the book , he would not have slapped him back, but turn the other cheek and shame the offender for his loss of control This adds credence to his reputation as an efficient, analytical homicide detective.Unlike the film, Tibbs is not always the center of attention In fact, there are parts of the book where we don t know where he is or what he is doing, other than investigating This adds an air of mystery to the character.Don t get me wrong, I loved the film, with the riveting performances of Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger it s one of my all time favorites But compared to the novel, it is a different animal altogether They call me Mr Tibbs Virgil TibbsIn the celebrated film version the line is delivered with an exclamation point, but in the book Tibbs is less fiery,matter of fact, with keenly developed intellect and, we suspect, a wry sense of humor Outwitting redneck lawmen and bigoted citizens in 1960s South Carolina isn t enough for Tibbs he calmly resets racial expectations and attitudes on both sides of the tracks The mystery plays out differently in the book than in the film, but in both They call me Mr Tibbs Virgil TibbsIn the celebrated film version the line is delivered with an exclamation point, but in the book Tibbs is less fiery,matter of fact, with keenly developed intellect and, we suspect, a wry sense of humor Outwitting redneck lawmen and bigoted citizens in 1960s South Carolina isn t enough for Tibbs he calmly resets racial expectations and attitudes on both sides of the tracks The mystery plays out differently in the book than in the film, but in both cases it takes a back seat to smartly delivered observations on race relations in the deep South during the Civil Rights era 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 only 158 pages i 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 only 158 pages it shows that you don t need to write a long novel to write a great one.I was pleasantly surprised to see that Ball had written further novels featuring detective Virgil Tibbs, so my next step is to track some of those down 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 the mystery component well delivered but it is the finely wrought characterisation between the amateur Chief of Police Gillespie and the professional Virgil Tibbs that draws the reader in A novel of prejudice and racial discrimination 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 arrests Tibbs because Tibbs is colored, yet Tibbs turns out to be a ten year veteran of the Pasadena homicide team Because rural Wells, South Carolina s police force is largely inexperienced, the wealthy friends and family of victim Maestro Enrico Mantoli insist that Tibbs stay and assist Wood and Gillepsie in solving the case Despite the cops misgivings, they allow Tibbs to stay The book wasn t so much about the case itself, although I ve read many mysteries and this one was excellent This classic wasabout Ball s rap on race in the south immediately post Jim Crow From the outset, it is obvious that Tibbs is a far superior cop than Wood or Gillepsie yet he is regarded as a lesser individual because of the color of his skin Even when he made a name for himself with respected individuals in the town, he is not allowed to eat in a diner, use the same restrooms, or sit on the same benches as his white colleagues Anonymous members of the city council even send Gillepsie a threatening letter that if Tibbs isn t sent out of town immediately, he will pay for it Despite the prejudice, Tibbs cool head prevails I would hope that Tibbs insistence on being called Mr Tibbs from the outset and his professional demeanor in solving the case would enlighten the citizens of Wells about their views on race Unfortunately, this was not to be as Gillepsie couldn t be brought to shake Tibbs hand at the book s conclusion Ball wrote an entire series featuring Tibbs, but the remaining books took place in California rather than South Carolina, where Tibbs points out that he is free to walk down the street Thus, it appears from this book that even after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, that many southern communities remained antiquated in their ideas I thoroughly enjoyed In the Heat of the Night both as an intriguing detective case and as a period piece I only deducted it from a full five star rating because it is under 200 pages in length and I was left wantingof Ball s writing I am looking forward to readingof Tibbs cases as well as watching the film version of In the Heat of the Night A classic detective story, I recommended to all mystery aficionados One steamy night in 1960 s South Carolina, a man is arrested for the crime of sitting and reading while black, though the official charge is suspicion of murder Turns out, the suspect is actually a police officer who s been visiting his mother, and is now headed back to the far off land of Pasadena, California, a magical place where Negroes are treated like human beings, and not animals it may be hard for you to believe, but there are places in this country where a colored man, to use y One steamy night in 1960 s South Carolina, a man is arrested for the crime of sitting and reading while black, though the official charge is suspicion of murder Turns out, the suspect is actually a police officer who s been visiting his mother, and is now headed back to the far off land of Pasadena, California, a magical place where Negroes are treated like human beings, and not animals it may be hard for you to believe, but there are places in this country where a colored man, to use your words for it, is simply a human being like everybody else Not everybody feels that way, but enough do so that at home I can go weeks at a time without anybody reminding me that I m a Negro Here I can t go fifteen minutes Virgil Tibbs would like nothingthan to get the hell out of that stinking town with its shameful attitudes and prejudices, but when his superior suggests he stay and help with the investigation, he has no choice but to put his keen mind to the task What are you supposed to be doing They had a murder here this morning They don t know what to do about it, so they re using me for a fall guy A look of heavy suspicion crossed Jess s round black face How you gonna protect yourself he asked By catching the murderer, Tibbs answered This, of course, does not go over well with the local police department, particularly the newly appointed, and vastly inexperienced chief, who s not thrilled to be shown up by someone he considers to be subhuman There are others in town, as well, who aren t happy to have a black man involved in local law enforcement and they re making their objections known Soon the question becomes not only who murdered the victim, but will Tibbs live long enough to solve the case It s hard not to like Mr Tibbs He s clever, careful with his words, and calm in the face of adversity, though at that time and that place, any other attitude would have gotten him killed The murder mystery itself is fairly run of the mill, but by using this character, in this particular setting, Ball has crafted a unique and memorable crime novel I m definitely tempted to readin the series My job right now, Tibbs answered evenly, is to protect him from his own mistakes After I do that, I will deliver the person who caused all this to him in such a manner that even he will finally know the truth Then I m going home, where I have the right to walk down the sidewalk