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Willeford, Charles Ray 1919-1988

Overview
Works: 113 works in 505 publications in 16 languages and 7,958 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Tours  Guidebooks  Film adaptations  Police films  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3545.I464, 813.54
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Sideswipe : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant, very single partner, and a low paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never step foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang including a disfigured hooker, a talentless artist, and a clueless retiree. But when his simple robbery results in ruthless and indiscriminate bloodshed, Hoke quickly remembers why he is a cop and hurls himself back into the world he meant to leave behind forever. A masterly tale of both mid-life crisis and murder, Sideswipe is a page-turning thriller packed with laughs, loaded with suspense, and featuring one of the truly original detectives of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition
The way we die now : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miami Homicide Detective Hoke Moseley receives an unexplained order to let his beard grow, he doesn't think much about it. He has too much going on at home, especially with a man he helped convict ten years before moving in across the street. Hoke immediately assumes the worst, and considering he has his former partner, who happens to be nursing a newborn, and his two teenage daughters living with him, he doesn't like the situation on bit. It doesn't help matters when he is suddenly assigned to work undercover, miles away, outside of his jurisdiction and without his badge, his gun, or his teeth. Soon, he is impersonating a drifter and tring to infiltrate a farm operation suspected of murdering migrant workers. But when he gets there for his job interview, the last thing he is offered is work. In this final installment of the highly acclaimed Hoke Moseley novels, Charles Willeford's brilliance and expertise show on every page. Equally funny, thrilling, and disturbing, The Way We Die Now is a triumphant finish to one of the most original detective series of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition
Miami blues by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman. Hoke Moseley, skrap opdager i Miami-politiets drabsafdeling, må tage højst utraditionelle metoder i brug for at opspore en psykopatisk forbryder, der spreder død og ødelæggelse omkring sig
New hope for the dead by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate a lethal overdose. There he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedant, and begins to wonder about dating a witness. Meanwile, he has been threatened with suspension by his ambitious new chief unless he leaves his beloved, if squalid, suite at the El Dorado Hotel, and moves downtown. With free housing hard to come by, Hoke is desperate to find a new place to live. His difficulties are only amplified by an assignment to re-investigate fifty unsolved murders, the unexpected arrival of his two teenage daughters, and a partner struggling with an unwanted pregnancy. With few options and even fewer dollars, he decides that the suspicious and beautiful stepmother of the dead junkie might be a compromised solution to all of his problems
The shark-infested custard by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Miami bachelors try to get out of trouble when one of their dates turns up dead
Cockfighter; a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cockfighter is a fiction of the American south loosely modeled, according to the author, on Homer's Odyssey. Frank Mansfield is the titular cockfighter--a silent and fiercely contrary man whose personal code and obsession with winning allows him no mercy on himself or those around him. Mansfield haunts the cockpits, bars, and roads of the rural South in the early 1960s, offering reflections on honor and gaming, as well as a stark look at manhood, class, and sex
The burnt orange heresy; a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fast-talking, backstabbing, womanizing art critic Jacques Figueras will do anything--blackmail, burglary, fencing, assassination--to further his career. Crossing the art world with the underworld, Willeford expands his noir palette to include hues of sunny Florida and weird tints of Surrealism when Figueras takes a job for an art collector who doesn't care how his art is collected, even if it involves murder"--Amazon.com
Pick-up by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry und Helen, beide Aussenseiter der Gesellschaft, entschliessen sich, gemeinsam aus dem Leben zu scheiden. Doch ihre Abmachung nimmt eine verblüffende Wendung. Spannender Psychokrimi
The woman chaser by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Hudson, woman chaser and used car salesman, possesses a pimp's understanding of the ways in which women and men are most vulnerable. By day, he works his crooked car lot; by night he returns to a family of misfits. One day Richard decides to make an ambitious film, which turns into a fiasco. Enraged, he exacts revenge on all who have crossed him
Kiss your ass good-bye by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
High priest of California ; Wild wives by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The machine in Ward Eleven by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild wives : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jake Blake is a private detective short on cash when he meets a rich and beautiful young woman looking to escape her father's smothering influence. Unfortunately for Jake, the smothering influence includes two thugs hired to protect her'and the woman is in fact not the daughter of the man she wants to escape, but his wife. Now Jake has two angry thugs and one jealous husband on his case. As Jake becomes more deeply involved with this glamorous and possibly crazy woman, he becomes entangled in a web of deceit, intrigue'and multiple murders. Brilliant, sardonic, and full of surprises, Wild Wives is one wild ride. From the Trade Paperback edition
Miami blues by George Armitage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An off-beat black comedy about a murdering thief, his simple-minded wife and the denture-wearing cop closing in on his trail. Veteran criminal Junior Frenger has moved to Miami to rob a fresh bunch of people. But when his prostitute-gone-straight wife begins to suspect his criminal behaviour, and an obsessed cop begins to close in, Junior will need more than luck and a bogus badge to escape
Proletarian laughter, poems by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

7 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second half of the double feature by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A posthumous collection of short stories and autobiographical sketches, seven of them never before published, by the author of the Hoke Moseley crime series
The Dashiell Hammett tour : thirtieth anniversary guidebook by Don Herron( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanded and revised, this 30th-anniversary edition guides readers over the fog-shrouded hills stalked by Sam Spade, the Continental Op, and other legendary characters created by San Francisco's most famous mystery writer, Dashiell Hammett. Detailing locations of interest, including all of Hammett's known residences and the majority of settings from The Maltese Falcon, this guidebook contains maps, self-guided tours, and photographs of Hammett-related locations from both then and now. A new preface by Jo Hammett, the detective writer's daughter and Edgar Award–nominated writer, is also included
The difference by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Shaw, 19 ans, a tué son ancien ami d'enfance, Oxyd Reardon, dans un combat dont il dit qu'il était régulier. Mais le père et les deux frères de la victime ne l'entendent pas ainsi. Ils le déclarent hors-la-loi et se lancent à ses trousses. Seul contre tous, Johnny reçoit l'aide et les conseils d'un étrange maréchal-ferrant, ancien tueur à gages
The hombre from Sonora by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New hope for the dead by Charles Ray Willeford( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate a lethal overdose. There he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedent and begins to wonder about dating a witness. Meanwhile, he has been threatened with suspension by his ambitious new chief unless he leaves his beloved, if squalid, suite at the Eldorado Hotel and moves downtown. With free housing hard to come by, Hoke is desperate to find a new place to live
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityCharles, Will, 1919-1988

Charles, Will.

Charles Willeford Amerikaans schrijver (1919-1988)

Charles Willeford amerikansk poet och författare

Charles Willeford amerikansk poet og skribent

Charles Willeford écrivain américain

Charles Willeford scrittore, poeta e critico d'arte statunitense

Charles Willeford United States Army soldier

Charles Willeford US-amerikanischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

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Willeford, Charles 1919-1998

Willeford, Charles R. 1919-1988

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Willeford, Charles Ray 1919-1988

Чарльз Уиллфорд

윌리포드, 찰스 1919-1988

윌리포드, 찰스 레이 1919-1988

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The way we die now : a novelMiami bluesNew hope for the deadThe shark-infested custardCockfighter; a novelThe burnt orange heresy; a novelPick-upThe woman chaser