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Then Came Violence

(Virgil Tibbs #6)

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Virgil Tibbs, the cool, highly-competent black detective of the Pasedena Police Department, returns one day to his bachelor apartment to find that it has been expertly stripped to the bare walls-not a thing remains to show that he has ever lived there. At headquarters he is given a cryptic note from Police Chief McGowan, sending him to a certain address in the better secti ...more
208 pages
Published 1980 by Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday
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Ed
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: law-enforcement
#6 in Virgil Tibbs series. Virgil is surprised by the request to shelter Miriam Motamboru, wife of a besieged African leader, and her children while the family is given temporary political asylum in the U.S. There is an attempt to rationalize having a Pasadena, CA homicide detective handle this diplomatic assignment. Quick, enjoyable read.

Virgil Tibbs returns to his apartment to find that it has been expertly stripped. A note from Police Chief McGowan sends him to an address in the better sectio
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Jacob
May 2009
Previously: The Eyes of Buddha

A series of brutal armed robberies are shaking up Pasadena. Vigilantes are executing known criminals. And, as if Virgil Tibbs didn't have enough problems to worry about, the US Government has granted political asylum to the family of an African politician, and they want him to shelter them. It's not easy being the best homicide detective around, but Virgil is always up to a challenge.

Next: Singapore
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Jul 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Tibbs goes undercover,posing as husband to a woman someone is after
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Not my favorite selection from the series, but it was still enjoyable.
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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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