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Ball, John Dudley 1911-1988

Overview
Works: 143 works in 538 publications in 9 languages and 14,596 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Crime films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film sequels  History  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Creator
Classifications: PS3552.A455, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Dudley Ball
 
Most widely held works by John Dudley Ball
In the heat of the night by John Dudley Ball( Book )

72 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs solves a murder in a racist Southern small town
Johnny get your gun : a novel by John Dudley Ball( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bully snatched and broke Johnny's transistor, Johnny got his father's gun and set out to kill Billy
The cool cottontail by John Dudley Ball( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cool Cottontail is the second Virgil Tibbs mystery series (the first being In the Heat of the Night). In this mystery, Tibbs finds himself at a nudist colony in Los Angeles where the victim (who was not one of the guests) is found floating dead in the pool. Set against this unusual backdrop, the guests of the resort prefer guarding their secrets to solving the murder mystery, particularly when the investigating detective is black. Author John Ball often used social issues of the day to feature as issues in his work, making his work controversial but at the same time, some of the best and most relevant fiction of his time. Along with racism other social taboos, Ball had no problem with nudism; naked people are the least of the problems these characters face
The Mystery story by John Dudley Ball( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and German and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eyes of Buddha by John Dudley Ball( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Then came violence by John Dudley Ball( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five pieces of jade by John Dudley Ball( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and German and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs finds himself in the middle of a deadly situation when the body of an elderly Chinese importer of rare jade is found. Narrowing down the suspect list which includes communist Chinese agents, other jade customers, and drug trafficking , he coolly tracks down the murderer
Trouble for Tallon by John Dudley Ball( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police chief by John Dudley Ball( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major crime wave rocks a small city and its new police chief
Singapore : a Virgil Tibbs mystery novel by John Dudley Ball( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and German and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The killing in the market by John Dudley Ball( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MYSTERY: Stock manipulation and a series of violent deaths challenge Lt. John Harbizon
The van : a tale of terror by John Dudley Ball( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescue mission by John Dudley Ball( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new shoe by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nude body of a man is discovered entombed in the walls of Split Point Lighthouse on the South-East Coast of Australia. Investigating the crime Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, wonders why a coffin is moved at night, who was the girl struggling with Dick Lake on the cliff top, and what caused the Bully Buccaneers to deal in death
Cop cade by John E Ball( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by John Ball
Miss One Thousand Spring Blossoms; a novel by John Dudley Ball( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phase three alert : a novel by John Dudley Ball( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winds of Mitamura : a novel by John Dudley Ball( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typewritten manuscript with author's corrections throughout
Children of the levee by Lafcadio Hearn( )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cincinnati in the 1870's was the largest inland city in the nation. Much of its prosperity and growth it owed to the commerce which floated along its Ohio River boundary on the way between Pittsburgh and New Orleans. This traffic also sustained a unique African American culture -- saloonkeepers, boardinghouse operators, entertainers, and women who served the steamboat hands between trips. Into this great western metropolis came young Lafcadio Hearn, who after several tentative starts became a newspaper reporter first for the Enquirer and then for the Commercial. Hearn's twelve sketches -- here reprinted as a unit for the first time -- are perceptive and sympathetic, yet not highly subjective and romanticized. Collectively they form an important comprehensive picture of African American life in a border city just after the Civil War
The first team : a novel by John Dudley Ball( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States surrenders to Russia and a desparate group of underground Americans goes into action
 
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In the heat of the night
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Ball, John.

Ball, John 1911-

Ball John 1911-1988

Ball, John 1911-1989

Ball, John D. 1911-1988

Ball, John Dudley

Ball, John Dudley, 1911-

Dudley Ball, John, 1911-

John Ball Amerikaans schrijver (1911-1988)

John Ball amerikai író

John Ball écrivain américain

John Ball scrittore statunitense

John Ball US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Johnson, Donald.

Johnson Donald 1911-1988

Джон Болл американський письменник детективного жанру

Джон Болл английский (США) писатель

Ջոն Բոլ ամերիկացի գրող

جان بال نویسنده آمریکایی

ジョン・ボール (作家)

ボール, ジョン

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