A 50th-anniversary edition of the pioneering novel featuring African American police detective Virgil Tibbs—with a foreword by John Ridley, creator of the TV series American Crime and Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave “They call me Mr. Tibbs” was the line immortalized by Sidney Poitier in the 1967 Oscar-winning movie adaptation of In the Heat of the Night, which won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award and was named one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Now fans of classic crime can rediscover this suspense-filled novel whose hero paved the way for James Patterson’s Alex Cross, George Pelecanos’s Derek Strange, and other African American detectives. A small southern town in the 1960s. A musician found dead on the highway. It’s no surprise when white detectives arrest a black man for the murder. What is a surprise is that the black man—Virgil Tibbs—is not the killer but a skilled homicide detective, passing through racially tense Wells, South Carolina, on his way back to California. Even more surprising, Wells’s new police chief recruits Tibbs to help with the investigation. But Tibbs’s presence in town rubs some of the locals the wrong way, and it won’t be long before the martial arts–trained detective has to fight not just for justice, but also for his own safety. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Stacey Daniels has always been attracted to the wrong type of man . . . And she knows in her heart the virile, wounded Viking at her front doorstep will certainly be no exception. A vision from her most secret erotic fantasies—a glorious god of a man—he excites her with his tantalizing aura of dangerous sensuality. Stacey knows in the deepest depths of her soul that submission will bring unforeseen peril into her life, and yet she is helpless to resist him—for he is a master of decadent pleasures and sweet sensuality . . . and all she has ever wished for. But loving Conor carries a burden that no mortal woman can bear. Though he finds solace in Stacey's passion and the warmth of her welcoming body, his true realm is one of darkest dreams, torn by violence and strife, that is now following him into Stacey's world . . . .
A two-in-one full-length novel and novella-length sequel includes Hunting Midnight, in which a vengeful leader of a pack of shape-shifting immortals ventures beyond the Scottish forest into the arms of a merchant's desperate daughter, and The Night Owl, in which a fellow shape-shifter practices his powers in Vermont, where he falls in love with a baker. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Characters: 8 male, 2 femaleAcclaimed playwright Matt Pelfrey's adaptation of John Ball's In the Heat of the Night based on the award-winning book that inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series.It's 1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially-tense community's single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues."A tight and timely thriller!" -Theatermania.com. "It's eminently stageworthy...a tense and exciting story that follows the book's basic plot but offers viewers a distinctly new and different In the Heat of the Night" -CurtainUp. "The play is taut and startlingly resonant, even as it deals with events taking place nearly 50 years ago. Pelfrey's work is economical and uncompromising...suspenseful, thrilling, and stunningly theatrical." -Nytheatre.com.
SHE MAKES HIM AN OFFER… Detective Brady O'Keefe doesn't want a relationship—doesn't believe in relationships. Especially now that he's knee-deep in a murder investigation that threatens the mayor's reelection campaign. An investigation that would go much more smoothly if only he could concentrate on more than the mayor's sexy PR consultant…. …HE CAN'T REFUSE! Erin Mahoney can't afford to lose this job, but working day—and night—with Brady O'Keefe is driving her to distraction! How can she focus on press releases when all she can do is fantasize about the two of them giving each other some release? So what will it hurt to offer him one night of sex to get it out of their systems, with no strings attached? Little does she guess that being tied up by Brady will be way too appealing….
When Jacey returns home after being away for so many years, Philip, her stepbrother, fears that she has returned to seize control of his troubled company, as revenge for a single night of indiscretion and ecstasy
"When wildness rules the night, giving in is the only choice." This sensuous collection contains four erotic novels of paranormal romance. Includes "Total Eclipse of the Heart, Big Girls Don't Die, It's Raining Men," and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." Warning: Explicit scenes.
Three dramatic novelsDebt of Love, Touch the Dawn, and The Silence of MIdnightfollow three couples as they struggle to protect innocent children from the evil surrounding them and, in the process, find unexpected love. Reprint.
The most sensual aphrodisiac is when seduction, gingerly applied, meets the tantalizing space found between ear to ear. When the mind is stimulated, the body becomes a willing follower. We are slaves to our erogenous zones; and passionate lovers know the secrets of caressing the right spots to ignite flames of arousal. We all possess them, those untamed desires which seek satisfaction between the sheets; and sometimes gratification can only be found through salacious moans, careless whispers and lustful utterances spoken between a man and woman. In an erotic union of male and female perspective, seven sensual couples unite to take your libido to new heights of eroticism. Through a smoldering written collaboration of lust, love and the pursuit of great sex, these authors take you on sizzling and sultry journeys of mouth-watering and titillating stories guaranteed to satisfy every fantasy or desire; while delivering a much deserved happy ending. These orgasmic tangos are stories of intense passion, captured in a collective voice of a man and woman. Through their eyes, the amorous experience of love making is celebrated; revealing in sexuality and sensuality in their most erotic and exotic forms. From the heavenly and creative minds of fourteen of the most eclectic and acclaimed contemporary storytellers comes a collection of seven seductively designed, pulse-racing stories. In these daring duets, the desires of mankind and womankind boldly collide. The most discerning sexual tastes are satiated, when the language of love is whispered sensually In the Heat of the Night through the enticing allure of Pillow Talk. Featured Contributors: Elissa Gabrielle with Rory D. Sheriff. Lorraine Elzia with K. Roland Williams. Carla Pennington with Kenneth Alan Campbell. Niyah Moore with Stacey L. Moor. LaLaina Knowles with Marc Lacy. Ebonee Monique with Torrian Ferguson. Renee Daniel Flagler with Alvin L.A. Horn.
It's supposed to be all hands on deck…not on each other! To Claudia Davis, her Australian beach hotel is paradise. To her business partner, Luke Hargreaves, it's a burden he's desperate to shake off! Then a cyclone hits, and it's down to them both to rebuild the resort. But keeping their minds on the job proves impossible with all those scorching-hot nights alone together…. Agreeing to a fling seems risk-free—Luke's leaving for London soon, and surely their chemistry will have self-combusted by then? Except with time running out it's just getting hotter…like a fireball burning out of control…. Those Summer Nights In Crescent Cove find sun, sea and steamy nights….
Documents the cultural revolution behind the making of 1967's five Best Picture-nominated films, including Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, Doctor Doolittle, In the Heat of the Night, and Bonnie and Clyde, in an account that discusses how the movies reflected period beliefs about race, violence, and identity. 40,000 first printing.
SUMMER IS HERE . . . BRING ON THE HEAT! Lily, Ceci and Serena are best friends that haven't always been lucky in love. Determined to turn their lives around, the three decide to return to their tiny hometown for a summer of new romance and erotic liaisons. For each, home holds memories of long passionate nights, erotic explorations and first loves. But now the girls are all grown up, and it's time to take things up a notch: while temperatures soar this will be a summer that Lily, Ceci and Serena will never forget . . .
A steamy summer night on the Rhine, a hot love affair ... it wasn't supposed to be any more than that. But when Tina is in need of a lawyer, she cannot think of anyone but Mar. That's when, out of nowhere, other feelings and not just the hunt for the right paragraphs, enter the equation. Tina doesn't want to hear about it, since the motto "It was just sex, not love" still stands between them like a wall. Will they some day be able to overcome their differences?
There are sensuous pleasures that can only be tasted in the night . . . He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfill her secret desires. Lyssa Bates has never experienced such ecstasy, brought to her by a man whose deep, soul-penetrating blue eyes hold the promise of tempting intimacies and decadent pleasures. But this stranger, this lover, this immortal seducer is only a dream—a phantom of her nocturnal fantasies—until he appears, inexplicably, at her door in the flesh! Lyssa aches for the reality of him, but there is grave danger in surrender. Because Captain Aidan Cross is on a mission, and the passion that consumes them both, body and soul, could have dire consequences in a world of dreams . . . and in the waking one as well.
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Moment and Five Days comes a “completely absorbing and atmospheric” (Philip Kerr) novel about a woman whose husband disappears without a trace amidst the stunning, labyrinthine world of Morocco. Robin knew Paul wasn’t perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true. When he suggests a month in Morocco—where he once lived and worked, a place where the modern meets the medieval—Robin reluctantly agrees. Once immersed into the swirling, white-hot exotica of a walled city on the North African Atlantic coast, Robin finds herself acclimatizing to its wonderful strangeness. Paul is everything she wants him to be—passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here that she will finally become pregnant. But then Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry. As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape. For fans of thought-provoking page-turners such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Douglas Kennedy’s The Blue Hour is a roller-coaster journey into a heart of darkness that asks the question: What would you do if your life depended on it?
From his childhood in Depression-era New York to his salad days in Dublin to his rule of the roost as the bumptious Archie Bunker, the actor looks back on his life, including his son's tragic drug addiction and death. Reprint.
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.
Love is universal gift from God. It is there for everyone to experience, soaring gracefully as a dove on the clouds. Without love, life is not lived...experienced to its fullest. Love is both wonderful and challenging. In her latest poetry compilation, Janis I. Monroe captures the varying degrees of love in her book, Heat of the Night: A Collection of Poetry on Love. She starts as a single woman fantasizing of her lover in "Dream Lover" to wondering about the experience of love in "What's It Like?" and rounding off the poetry book with "Laying Here Waiting For You." Let love enfold you... Embrace it... Let it take you to worlds you have never known.