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Die Augen des Buddha (Virgil Tibbs #5)

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A partially decomposed body of a young woman is discovered in a park in Pasadena, California. The woman was strangled but not sexually assaulted. The police suspect she might be a missing heiress who disappeared over a year ago, but dental records prove them wrong. But who is she? And is there a link between the heiress and this corpse? The celebrated black detective Virgi ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published 1999 by DuMont (first published January 1st 1976)
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Randy
Aug 04, 2010 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fifth novel to feature Virgil Tibbs

A cold case is reopened when a scout troop on a hike in a state park finds the badly decomposed body of a young woman. She fits the general description of Doris Friedkin, heir to a fortune, who'd disappeared mysteriously the year before.

Strangled, but not sexually assaulted, with no outstanding scars or birthmarks, the dental records were no help. it IS quickly determined she is not the missing woman, but they can find no clues as to her identity. She's onl
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Jacob
May 2009
Previously: Five Pieces of Jade

In John Ball’s fifth Virgil Tibbs mystery, a dead body turns up in a park in Pasadena, California, prompting the police to re-open a year-old case involving a vanished heiress. Although the body is a different girl, Virgil discovers some startling connections between the two cases, which eventually sends him to Southeast Asia. Some of the connections and coincidences are a bit farfetched, but the mystery is interesting--in fact, I actually managed to pick u
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Ed
Aug 08, 2012 Ed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: law-enforcement
#5 in the Virgil Tibbs series. A quick easy read with an enjoyable sojurn in Katmandu, Nepal. The unusual locale is worth an additionsl 1/2 star.

Virgil Tibbs series - A cold case is reopened when a scout troop finds the body of a young woman. She fits the general description of Doris Friedkin who'd disappeared the year before. It is quickly determined she is not the missing woman, but they can find no clues as to her identity. She's only been dead about ten days. Virgil Tibbs, Pasadena's best ho
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Jenene W.
Aug 03, 2012 Jenene W. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense


Great series based on only African American homicide detective on the Pasadena police force.
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John Dudley Ball writing as John Ball, was an American writer best known for mystery novels involving the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs. He was introduced in the 1965 In the Heat of the Night where he solves a murder in a racist Southern small town. It won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and was made into an Oscar-winning film of the same n ...more
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