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In the Heat of the Night
Sam Wood, a policeman in the town of Wells, NC, finds the dead body of Enrico Mantoli on his routine night drive through the town. He discovers the wealthy music director's body facedown on the street, and so a murder investigation begins in this peaceful town. The police chief Bill Gillespie is not accustomed to dealing with such murder crimes; when Sam Wood finds a black man in the train station who turns out to be a homicide investigator from Pasade...
Virgil Tibbs, now a prestigious homicide detective in Pasadena, California, is called to Singapore where he solves two murders and connects with the love of his life. In Singapore [ISBN 0-396-08763-9], Virgil Tibbs [of In the Heat of the Night fame] is a prestigious homicide detective in the Pasadena Police Department. Over his police radio he hears that a robbery is in progress and there is a policeman down. He rushes to the scene where, in attempting...