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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, and no clues.

©1965 John Ball (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Very entertaining

Always loved the movie, but had never read the book, so I decided to finally check it out. I usually don't enjoy audio books that much, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The differences between the movie and the novel made for an interesting "read". The narrator had a pleasant voice and did a wonderful job of bringing the book to life.

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Classic!

Incentive and original story. Great plot, characters and atmosphere. Timely at the time it was made and timeless story. Virgil Tibbs is one of the great detective characters of all time.

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  • Kristian F.
  • 08-31-17

Gripping

A classic and incredibly cinematic story. The narrator was very talented. A gripping listen from beginning to end.