Shaft (novel)

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Author Ernest Tidyman
Country United States
Language English
Genre Detective novel
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Followed by Shaft Among the Jews

Shaft is a 1970 detective novel by Ernest Tidyman. The novel inspired the 1971 film Shaft and subsequent film sequels.[1][2]


Shaft tells the adventures of John Shaft, an African American private detective based in New York City.


  1. ^ "The Los Angeles Times". 2000-06-22. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  2. ^ J. Kingston Pierce (2011-03-29). "". Retrieved 2013-05-10. 

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