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Willeford, Charles Ray 1919-1988

Overview
Works: 103 works in 450 publications in 16 languages and 7,909 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Tours  Guidebooks  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Police films  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3545.I464, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Charles Ray Willeford
Sideswipe : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,008 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 way we die now : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
39 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman. Kriminalassistent Hoke Moseley undersøger en sag om forsvundne arbejdere fra Haiti og ender langt ude på landet i det sydlige Florida, hvor magtmisbrug og narkohandel hører til dagens orden
Miami blues by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
54 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 767 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 )
37 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 729 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
The shark-infested custard by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 362 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 )
23 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 303 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."--Page 4 of cover
The burnt orange heresy; a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 298 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
Pick-up by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
13 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 171 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
New hope for the dead by Charles Ray Willeford( file )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 113 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 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 reinvestigate 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 woman chaser by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
13 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 105 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
High priest of California ; Wild wives by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Kiss your ass good-bye by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
The machine in Ward Eleven by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Miami blues by George Armitage( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Serio-comic film about an ex-con who kills a man, then robs a cop of his badge and gun and goes around Miami posing as a cop, making arrests and assaulting people. The cop he robbed is determined to catch the ex-con, and the end result is a cops-and-robbers thriller unlike any other!
Wild wives : a novel by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
9 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 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
Proletarian laughter, poems by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
7 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 Dashiell Hammett tour by Don Herron( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 53 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 53 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
Wild wives by Charles Ray Willeford( Book )
12 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Charles, 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
Willeford, Charles.
Willeford, Charles 1919-
Willeford, Charles 1919-1988
Willeford, Charles 1919-1998
Willeford, Charles R. 1919-1988
Willeford, Charles R. 1919-1998
Willeford, Charles Ray 1919-1988
Чарльз Уиллфорд
윌리포드, 찰스 1919-1988
윌리포드, 찰스 레이 1919-1988
ウィルフォード, チャールズ
Languages
English (230)
French (29)
German (21)
Italian (11)
Japanese (9)
Finnish (7)
Danish (7)
Swedish (5)
Dutch (5)
Polish (3)
Spanish (2)
Russian (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Portuguese (1)
Turkish (1)
Czech (1)
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