In The Heat of the Night - John Ball 1965 - Harper & Row, New York - First Edition A fine first edition in exceptionally clean and bright dust jacket, without tears or fading, scarce thus.

A fine physically fit first edition, well dressed in an exceptionally clean and bright dust jacket. Perfect for the debut of Californian Detective Virgil Tibbs. Tibbs is also extremely well read and an expert in karate and other martial arts.

They call me Mr. Tibbs’ was the line immortalised by Sidney Poitier in the 1967 Oscar-winning movie adaptation of In the Heat of the Night, which won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award and was named one of the 100 Favourite Mysteries of the 20th Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Virgil Tibbs is ‘a remarkable individual who may well end up in the great detective category.’ –
The New York Times.
  Octavo pp. [8] 184. In publisher's half black cloth over grey paper covered boards, spine lettered in silver, publisher’s logo in silver to front board, grey endpapers with ‘Harper Novel of Suspense’ repeated in white to create a pattern. Dust jacket priced $3.50 to upper corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine, with only a small mark to top edge of block, in near fine dust jacket, faint rubbing to panels, and crease to front flap.   Ref: 109099   Price: HK$ 6,500