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Willeford, Charles Ray 1919-

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Works: 109 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 7,266 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Tours  Guidebooks  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Psychological fiction  Manuscripts  Film adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3545.I464, 813.54
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Publications about Charles Ray Willeford
Publications by Charles Ray Willeford
Publications by Charles Ray Willeford, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Charles Ray Willeford
Sideswipe : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
Retiring from the police force when his life becomes too stressful, former Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley is drawn back into police work by a weird case involving a psychopathic armed robber and a curmudgeon retiree
The Dashiell Hammett Tour thirtieth anniversary guidebook by Don Herron( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 867 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 way we die now : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 855 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
New hope for the dead by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 722 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. Packed with atmosphere and humor, New Hope for the Dead is a classic murder mystery by one of the true masters of the genre. Now back in print, Charles Willeford's tour de force is an irresistible invitation to become acquainted with one of the greatest detective characters of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition
Miami blues by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 688 libraries worldwide
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
The shark-infested custard by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Four Miami bachelors try to get out of trouble when one of their dates turns up dead
The burnt orange heresy; a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
James Figueras, a young art critic; his girlfriend, high school English teacher Berenice Hollis; Jacques Debierue, the artist; and the making of a murderer
Cockfighter; a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
Pick-up by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
6 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Wild wives : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 113 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
The way we die now by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
The machine in Ward Eleven by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Kiss your ass good-bye by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
High priest of California ; Wild wives by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Proletarian laughter, poems by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
6 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The second half of the double feature by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 58 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 difference by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The hombre from Sonora by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Miami blues by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Deliver me from Dallas : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity Charles, Will, 1919-

Charles, Will.
Willeford, Charles.
Willeford, Charles, 1919-
Willeford, Charles, 1919-1988
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