Miami Blues

Miami Blues

Book - 1984
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Beware of the cop. He bites. Hoke Moseley never saw him coming: the person who crashed into his squalid little hidey-hole in the Eldorado Hotel. When his assailant was was done, Hoke's pride and joy, his dentures, were gone. So were his gun and his badge. Recovering from the brutal beating, Hoke tried to figure out who had administered it. The one place he didn't look was at a pair of ill-suited lovers: an ex-con from California and a simpleminded whore was was studying business management at Miami-Dade college. What the two had in common was a demented interest in haiku, a Hare Krishna who died of a broken finger at a Miami airport, and the acquaintance of a cop without any teeth: the very cop who, as soon as he remembers, will hunt them down. All the way down.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1984
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312531713
0312531710
Branch Call Number: No local call number
PS3545.I464 M5 1984
Characteristics: 191 p. ; 22 cm

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bradallen
Jan 21, 2015

It is a crime how unheard of Charles Willeford remains. The Hoke Moseley series of four novels is excellent Miami crime fiction from the mid-1980s. The villains are ridiculous. The protagonist Hoke Moseley is endlessly fasincating. Read these books!

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radballen
Sep 20, 2013

Charles Willeford's Hoke Moseley series are classic Miami crime novels. The quartet is worth reading. Preferably quickly, in a row, with drink in hand.

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radballen
Sep 18, 2013

If you are a fan of crime fiction and have not read Charles Willeford, you must! This is a very book with which to start.

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