Miami Blues

Miami Blues

eBook - 1996
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After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn't think twice when he hears a knock on the door. The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut. He thinks back over ten years of cases wondering who would want to beat him into unconsciousness, steal his gun and badge, and most importantly, make off with his prized dentures. But the pieces never quite add up to revenge, and the few clues he has keep connecting to a dimwitted hooker, and her ex-con boyfriend and the bizarre murder of a Hare Krishna pimp.

Chronically depressed, constantly strapped for money, always willing to bend the rules a bit, Hoke Moseley is hardly what you think of as the perfect cop, but he is one of the the greatest detective creations of all time.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1996]
ISBN: 9780307488213
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 193 pages

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LPL_DirectorBrad 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!

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.

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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