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Cover: Robert Hack
Writer: Ernest Tidyman
Publication Date: July 2016
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Page Count: 240 pages
ON SALE DATE: 7/27
Who is John Shaft? John Shaft is a private eye. John Shaft is a black man made of muscle and ice, and he has no prejudices. John Shaft will kill anyone... black or white.
When the cloistered daughter of Harlem's crime boss discovers the true nature of her father's work, she runs off to be as bad as Dad. By the time she disappears, she's into sex, liquor, dope, and a few other scenes. Now, Big Daddy wants Shaft to get his baby back. The tough, take-no-guff detective goes to work... and the Mafia, the Black militants, the NYPD, and City Hall go to work on him.
The original and unabridged Shaft novel by Ernest Tidyman, the 1970 tour de force of hardboiled crime fiction that introduced an unsuspecting world to a cultural icon.
"The idea came out of my awareness of both social and literary situations in a changing city. There are winners, survivors, and losers in the New York scheme of things. It was time for a black winner." - Ernest Tidyman
* "A cool, black, kickass private eye in literary territory dominated by cynical white gumshoes." - Kirkus Reviews
* "A distinctive hard-edge, wit, and style reminiscent of Mickey Spillane... Eminently readable and well worth revisiting." - The Rap Sheet
* "Tidyman's Shaft admirably captured the attitude and mindset of a Black man carving out his own niche in a very violent world, and in that regard it remains a unique and welcome addition to the ranks of detective fiction." - World of Hurt