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    John Ball. In the Heat of the Night. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, [1965]. First edition. Warmly inscribed by the author to Otto Penzler. Inscribed by Ball on the title-page: "For/Otto Penzler/from Virgil Tibbs and/John Ball/11 June 1976". Beneath this inscription is a small red ink stamp. Octavo. 184 pages. Publisher's black cloth backstrip over gray boards, front board and spine stamped in silver. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Minor rubbing, toning to cloth binding. Jacket slightly toned, thumbsoiled, and rubbed. Still, a near fine copy with an excellent inscription.

    This famous novel won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1966. The film directed by Norman Jewison in 1967, won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture, Best Actor (for Rod Steiger) and three others in 1968. It was also the basis of an award-winning television series, running from 1988-1992.

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