Book List in Order:28 titles

  • A Virgil Tibbs Short Story by John BallThrough the medium of motion pictures Virgil Tibbs has become known round the world. The first movie about him was "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), in which Sidney Poitier played the role of Virgil, and played...


  • Virgil Tibbs’s second case in short-story length—another police procedural featuring the most famous black detective in fiction, the protagonist of that wonderful movie, “In the Heat of the Night” . . .All Virgil had as a clue was a cocktail ...


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    Here is the third short story about Virgil Tibbs, the famous black detective of "In the Heat of the Night." In this case Virgil Tibbs is a kind of professional onlooker, an innocent bystander lending a helpful hand; but it is Virgil Tibbs from the si...


  • Here is a frightening, realistic novel of terror in the streets, of the growing power wielded by lawless youth gangs.When newly-promoted Lieutenant Ralph Mott of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was assigned to gang control in East Los Ang...


  • In this haunting novel, John Ball returns to the setting he evoked so beautifully in his earlier success, Miss One Thousand Spring Blossoms. Set against the exquisite landscape of rural Japan, The Winds of Mitamura weaves an engrossing contemporary s...


  • A fierce Arctic blizzard, an emergency landing in the Alaskan wilds, a party of inexperienced newsmen — and only a 16-year-old boy, using his Air Force Survival School training, between them and certain death. Young Andy Driscoll is perfectly able ...


  • "The guy certainly knows his airplanes well and he held my interest very tightly as he developed the story."—RICHARD BACH, author of Stranger to the Ground and BiplaneThe hurricane warnings were up in the Caribbean when Herb Stallings brought his c...


  • John Ball said of this novel: "The series of bizarre and frightful murders described in the pages that follow is based on an actual case, the complete file of which is shat­tering reading."The setting for the powerful story is the Los Angeles area. ...


  • This is the gripping, compelling saga of men and their machines and their lonely women. Men who have only one goal—get up in the sky in anything that flies!The Captain—a man not to be grounded, determined to fly the last plane out of the war; Jen...






  • Chester Pawling, keenly interested in space travel, is invited to work at a base in the South Pacific where the great scientist, Dr. Havensson, is conducting highly secret experiments. That is just the beginning of a grand adventure that fulfils Ches...


  • Johnny Get Your Gun (also known as Death for a Playmate) is the third in the Virgil Tibbs mystery series that began with In the Heat of the Night. In this story, a nine-year-old boy, lonely after a family move, shoots an older child who stole somethi...


  • Sent to New Zealand by his company to avert a hostile takeover, Peter Ferguson stumbles upon love, murder and laundered money. Then when he discovers a multi-million dollar scheme to turn a stretch of beautiful coastline into a parade of neon signs l...



  • When Madame Motamboru, widow of the assassinated President of Bakara, is framed for murder in Singapore, she requests that her old friend Virgil Tibbs take part in the investigation. Because of U.S. interests in the area, Tibbs is cleared for passage...


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  • She Broke an Ancient Tradition by Falling in Love Kanno Masayo, Miss One Thousand Spring Blossoms, is the loveliest and most glamorous geisha in all of Japan. Dick Seaton is a shy, handsome American whose business takes him to Japan to close a very...


  • Police specialist John Harbizon receives help from two dedicated investigative reporters in his work on the serial murders of a stock-exchange speculator, a financial manipulator, and the vice president of a Los Angeles brokerage firm...


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    March 1943, at the height of World War II, a newly commissioned B-17 bomber is nearing the west coast of Greenland. Flown by a carefully picked crew, it is carrying a piece of vital secret cargo that under no circumstances can be allowed to fall in...


  • NIGHT STALKERDrug addicts, prostitutes, street gangs and shoot-outs. Police Sergeant Jack Tallon had had enough; he wanted out. He traded his L.A. beat for the quiet, wide-open spaces of Whitewater, Washington.And trouble followed. A few short days a...



  • "To-the-point diagnostic and therapeutic information on kidney diseases, hypertension, and kidney transplantation CURRENT Essentials of Nephrology & Hypertension is a practical, state-of-the-art review of the clinical management of kidney disease and...



  • Moscow has taken the USA without a shot.Student protesters are being slaughtered in the Midwest.The Jewish pogroms have begun.You are now living in Soviet???occupied America!One nuclear submarine and a handful of determined patriots against the combi...




  • It's the 1960s. A hot August night 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...