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Charles Willeford



Charles Willeford was a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer and painter. He was also a highly decorated tank commander (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) with the Third Army in the Second World War. Willeford, the author of twenty novels, created the Miami detective series featuring Hoke Moseley, which includes MIAMI BLUES, SIDESWIPE, THE WAY WE DIE NOW, and NEW HOPE FOR THE DEAD.
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Hoke Moseley Omnibus

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford
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Miami Blues

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford

'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardEx-con Freddy 'Junior' Frenger lands in Miami with a pocketful of stolen credit cards and plans for a new life of crime, and disappears with a snatched suitcase, leaving the corpse of a Hare Krishna behind him.Homicide detective Hoke Moseley is soon on his case, chasing the immoral Junior and his hooker girlfriend through the Cuban ghettos, luxury hotels and seedy suburban sprawl of Miami in an increasingly perilous game of hide and seek.

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I Was Looking For a Street

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford

'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardI Was Looking For a Street tells the story of the author's childhood and adolescence as an orphan, as he moves from railroad yard to hobo tent citiy, to soup kitchen and desert around Los Angeles and across the United States. The ensuing tale is at once a picaresque adventure through Depression-era America and a portrait of the writer as a young man of seemingly little promise but great spirit.Written late in Willeford's career, this memoir is the work of a writer at the height of his powers looking back without nostalgia or regret, and preserving in his clear and powerful prose the great American adventure of his youth.

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The Machine in Ward Eleven

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford
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The Burnt Orange Heresy

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford

'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardArt critic James Figueras is a psychotic, an amoral unrepentant killer. Out to make a lasting name for himself, he seeks out the greatest painter in the world, now a hermit in the Florida swamplands. Figueras is after more than the man, however - he wants the work, and something more . . . something more horrible than can be imagined.

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Cockfighter

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford

'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardFrank Mansfield is the cockfighter, a man obsessed with an illegal sport which is unspeakably cruel, unthinkably bloody - and incredibly exciting. His pursuit of the champion's medal takes him into the seamy underbelly of rural Southern life - into the hot, dusty small-town circuits, where greed and corruption vie only with lust and violence . . .

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The Woman Chaser

Charles Willeford, Perseus
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Charles Willeford, Perseus
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Wild Wives

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford
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Pick-Up

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford

'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardIn this riveting novel of psychological suspense, Charles Willeford charts a duel trajectory of alcoholic desire and destruction that is at once poignant, terrifying and utterly authentic.Prowling the grimy streets of San Francisco, Helen is a beautiful, sensuous drunk - and a pathetically easy pick-up. Harry just wants to help, but before long they are both adrift in a sea of alcohol - until Harry conceives the ultimate crime.

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High Priest of California

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford
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The Way We Die Now

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford

'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardSergeant Hoke Moseley is struggling: his division chief is making ominous plans for him, a man he sent to jail for murder has moved in across the street, and he's stuck on one of his toughest cold cases yet. So the last thing he needs is to be sent undercover just as he's beginning to make some headway with his work.South of Miami he is taken as a migrant worker to a farm where rumours of murder and slavery are rife. With only a Filipino prostitute and his own wits to protect him, Hoke faces vicious rednecks and his own scheming boss in this funny, vibrant masterpiece of hard-boiled fiction, the final Hoke Moseley.

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Sideswipe

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford

'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardIn a hot Florida summer, Sergeant Hoke Moseley's life is going to hell: his ex-wife just remarried, his teenage daughters want to quit school and his beat partner is eight months pregnant - and living in his house. A break seems long overdue, so Hoke decides to bail out, give up police work and watch the ocean roll.But things don't always work out. A handsome, cowboy-hatted psychopath is planning another armed robbery - one that will draw a retiree into a life of crime and leave half-a-dozen bystanders dead. It's a case right up Hoke's alley: weird enough to catch his attention, personal enough to make him mad, and twisted enough to make Hoke forget he no longer wants to be a cop.

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New Hope for the Dead

Charles Willeford
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Charles Willeford