From the Publisher:
Ernest Tidyman's novel, on which the groundbreaking 1971 film of Shaft was based. Richard Roundtree played private eye John Shaft and Moses Gunn took the role of crime boss Bumpy Jonas. The film spawned several sequels and a television series, also starring Roundtree...
Ernest Tidyman: Shaft. Bloomsbury, ISBN: 0747537771 (October, 1997), 214 p., £6.99