Miami Blues

Miami Blues

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'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardEx-con Freddy 'Junior' Frenger lands in Miami with three stolen wallets and plans for a new life of crime, and leaves the airport with a snatched suitcase and the corpse of a Hare Krishna behind him. Homicide detective Hoke Moseley is soon on his case, chasing the utterly immoral Junior and his hooker girlfriend through the Cuban ghettoes, luxury hotels and seedy suburban sprawl of Miami in a game of hide and seek that will leave Hoke beaten, robbed - but determined to get his man. A brutal, thrilling ride, Miami Blues is a classic of Florida crime fiction, revealing the sordid side of the Sunshine State.'Pure pleasure... Mr. Willeford never puts a foot wrong' The New YorkerThis is the first in the Hoke Mosely series; other titles in Penguin Modern Classics include New Hope for the Dead, Sideswipe and The Way We Die Now, while fans of the books include Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard and James Lee Burke.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 191g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141199016
  • 9780141199016
  • 889,163

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Extraordinarily winning ... Pure pleasure ... Mr. Willeford never puts a foot wrong * The New Yorker * A Graham Greene-like entertainment, but tougher and funnier, softened by neither simile nor sentiment. This is probably as close to the real now Miami as any thriller is likely to come -- Donald Justice Hoke Moseley is a magnificently battered hero. Willeford brings him to us lean and hard and brand-new -- Donald E. Westlake Pure pleasure... Mr. Willeford never puts a foot wrong * The New Yorker *
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About Charles Willeford

Charles Willeford was a highly decorated tank commander (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) with the Third Army in World War II. He was also a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer, and painter. 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. He died in 1988.
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