John Ball
1911-1988
 

John Dudley Ball Jr was born in Schenectady, New York. He attended college at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He wrote for a number of magazines and newspapers. Ball lived in Encino, California. He is the creator of:
1. 'Virgil Tibbs', an Afro-American police detective.
2. 'Jack Tallon', a Chief of police.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 'Virgil Tibbs' Novels
 1) In the Heat of the Night (Edgar Award)  1965
 2) The Cool Cottontail  1966
 3) Johnny Get Your Gun (Also published as: Death for a Playmate)  1969
 4) Five Pieces of Jade  1972
 5) The Eyes of Buddha  1976
 6) Then Came Violence  1980
 7) Singapore  1986
 'Jack Tallon' Novels
 1) Police Chief  1977
 2) Trouble for Tallon  1981
 3) Chief Tallon and the S.O.R.  1984
 Other Novels
 1) The First Team  1971
 2) Mark One: The Dummy  1974
 3) The Killing in the Market (with Bevan Smith)  1978
 4) The Murder Children  1979
 5) The Kiwi Target  1989
 6) The Van  1989

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