Publication: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1965, New York
First edition. Author's first book. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Edgar Award Winner for Best First Mystery Novel of 1965, and the basis for the great movie of the same name, that starred Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, and Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, and others. A hot August night in the 1960's 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. No witnesses, no motives, no clues. An exceptional copy.
Inventory Number: 35864