The Resource In the heat of the night, John Ball, (electronic resource)

In the heat of the night, John Ball, (electronic resource)

Label
In the heat of the night
Title
In the heat of the night
Statement of responsibility
John Ball
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John 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. Several factors made (and make) this novel so very relevant and timely. For one, the hero is a black police officer, which at the time the book was written was not a very common figure in popular culture. Tibbs's investigation leads him through the backwater town and exposes him to different forms of prejudice harbored by the townspeople. His urban sophistication and his California background also rankle the townspeople. A major accomplishment with this novel is that author John Ball refuses to discredit one stereotype by merely adopting another. He deftly manages to write a novel about prejudice and stereotype set in a region of the country where ignorance and racism cause terrible suffering, but avoids making the mistake of depicting every Southerner as ignorant or racist. Just as the portrait here of Virgil Tibb's topples some peoples' notions, portraits of some Southerners in this novel do the same. In the Heat of the Night stands as a classic pop culture document. It is also winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as well as the Crimewriters' Association's Golden Dagger Award, and it was named one of the hundred greatest detective novels of the century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. The book's main character, Virgil Tibbs, also appears in The Cool Cottontail and Johnny Get Your Gun as part of the Virgil Tibbs mystery series
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-1988
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, John Dudley
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A455
LC item number
I5 2001eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Racism
  • Southern States
  • FICTION
  • Police
  • Racism
  • Southern States
Label
In the heat of the night, John Ball, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Note
  • This is an OverDrive title
  • Published by arrangement with the estate of John Ball and the Dominick Abel Literary Agency, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846844662
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795319402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B06770CB-B109-487C-B607-CB3D9BDE55A2
System control number
(OCoLC)846844662
Label
In the heat of the night, John Ball, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • This is an OverDrive title
  • Published by arrangement with the estate of John Ball and the Dominick Abel Literary Agency, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846844662
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795319402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B06770CB-B109-487C-B607-CB3D9BDE55A2
System control number
(OCoLC)846844662

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