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After a brutal day investigating a uadruple 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 brui. I first read Miami Blues sometime in the eighties before the 1990 movie but rereading it now thirty years later it s hard to read it without picturing the characters as portrayed in the movie That there is the power of cinema It s still an awesome book even rereading it and knowing full well what s going to happen It is strikingly different in tone and affect from Willeford s earlier pulp works so much so that you wonder how that could be What s really remarkable about Miami Blues and its seuels and no I haven t read the secret unpublished manuscript of the original dark nasty seuel is how could Willeford really became at storytelling Each page and even each paragraph tells a whole story There are oddities that he throws in seemingly effortlessly like the Hare Krishna dying of a broken finger or the casual mentions of incest And then there are these amazing characters like the dimwitted prostitute who wakes up each day as wide eyed and innocent as the day she was born Or the psychopathic killer who decides to become her platonic husband Or the homicide detective who is forever losing his chompers dentures and lives in a fleabag hotel because he sends every other paycheck for alimony The actual plot plays second fiddle to all these classic scenes like the ex con and the cop having dinner together or Junior going to work at the mall Some of what takes place is the gallows humor of the police station but it s so funny you almost forget the one man crime wave Junior is An absolutely breathtaking work

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Mwitted hooker and her ex con boyfriend and the bizarre murder of a Hare Krishna pimpChronically 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 tim. I just want to go back to Okeechobee All I ve had is trouble of some kind or other ever since I came down here What I d say if you asked me about Miami I d say it s not a good place for a single girl to beSusan Waggoner has reasons aplenty to complain She s barely in her twenties and she s already a runaway from her small town in the Glades has been abused by her own brother had an abortion followed by a budding career in prostitution And that s all before she gets caught in a deadly game between Miami Police Sergeant Hoke Moseley and a ruthless criminal just landed from California Frederick J Frenger who prefered to be called Junior instead of Freddy was twenty eight years old He looked older because his life had been a hard one the lines at the corners of his mouth seemed too deep for a man in his late twenties His eyes were a dark shade of blue and his untrimmed blond eyebrows were almost white His nose had been broken and reset poorly but some women considered him attractive His skin was unblemished and deeply tanned from long afternoons spent in the yard at San uentin At five nine he should have had a slighter build but prolonged sessions with weights pumping iron in the yard as well as playing handball had built up his chest shoulders and arms to almost grotesue proportions He had developed his stomach muscles to the point that he could stand arms akimbo and roll them in waves I have chosen this long passage for two reasons first the novel spends much time inside the insane head of Freddy than in the company of Hoke Moseley this is not a spoiler and no mystery actually since we are following the events as they develop and not investigating them after the murder and secondly I really like the style of presentation hard edged but with the occasional flash of black humour eminently readable that s why the term page turner was invented Willeford knows best how to fade in the background and let his characters determine the dialogue and the style of presentationFreddy is also the reason I didn t add the final star to my review he is well constructed for a psychopat but I disliked him intensely right from the start with his casual atitude towards violence and total disregard for other people s property He feels entitled to grab everything he can seeing himself as a wolf among sheep He is completely self absorbed and ready to use his new girlfriend Susan both as a sex toy platonic marriage means something else than what I learned in school for Freddy and as his criminal accomplice You use that word a lot What word Fair Now that you re twenty years old Only by one month you d better forget about things like fair and unfair Even when people talk about the weather fair doesn t mean anything In the opposite corner sits Hoke Moseley an experienced criminal investigator cut from the same cloth as the classic hard boiled gumshoes divorced alcoholic cynical heavy fisted He s got the blues big time justifying the title of this first installment in the series dedicated to him Any way he looked at it it was a rotten business may refer both to the current affair and to his life in general who is not satisfied to kick him in the teeth but goes on to stamp on them throw them out windows and steal them it s a sort of running joke in the book with his false denturesThe third main actor in the drama is the city of Miami called in one of the opening scenes the original Sin City where shop owners are not satisfied with safe boxes and secure windowsview spoiler but keep a gunman handy in the back room hide spoiler

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Sed 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 uite add up to revenge and the few clues he has keep connecting to a di. I picked this up after reading the review by my GR Friend Cbj and I wholeheartedly recommend that you read his review You can find it on the top page of the community reviews sectionI find it hard to define why I like some crime novels and not others but in my opinion some suffer from over elaborate plots or overdone characters Charles Willeford avoids both those pitfalls in the first of his books featuring Miami detective Hoke Moseley who isn t one of life s winners A forty something sergeant who wears dentures he s divorced and has some pretty big financial problems and lives in crappy accommodation He also spends most of this novel wondering what the heck is going on There are two other main characters We are introduced right at the beginning to the villain Freddy Frenger who views other people entirely through the lens of what he can get from them The novel s perspective switches between those of Moseley and Frenger whilst the third main character is Freddy s girlfriend Susan Waggoner Modern female readers might get frustrated at Susan a victim of teenage abuse who is mostly though not entirely passive in her relationship with Freddy and who seems to have limited aspirations Of course there are some women who are like that just as there are many who aren tThis is an entertaining and super easy read and for me Willeford gets the mood just right I ve been looking for a while for a new crime series in the noir or hardboiled category so thanks Cbj


About the Author: Charles Willeford

Charles Willeford was a remarkably fine talented and prolific writer who wrote everything from poetry to crime fiction to literary criticism throughout the course of his impressively long and diverse career His crime novels are distinguished by a mean'n'lean sense of narrative economy and an admirable dearth of sentimentality He was born as Charles Ray Willeford III on January 2 1919 in Little



10 thoughts on “Miami Blues

  1. says:

    Don't Watch the movie read the book in fact read all the books by Mr Willeford Sadly he is not creating any new books Published in 1984 and this is the second time I have read this book High rating for enjoy ability if you like a bit of a hard boiled edge and a great place to be introduced to this authorIn “Miami blues” by Charles Will

  2. says:

    I first read Miami Blues sometime in the eighties before the 1990 movie but rereading it now thirty years later it's hard to read it without picturing the characters as portrayed in the movie That there is the power of cinema It's still an awesome book even rereading it and knowing full well what's going to happen It is strikingly different in tone and affect from Willeford's earlier pulp works so much so that you wonder how that

  3. says:

    Treasure of the Rubbermaids 10 Good Cop Bad Cop The on going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previously stored and forgotten at my parent’s house and untouched for almost 20 years Thanks to my father dumping them back on me I now spend my spare time unearthing lost treasures from their plastic depths Junior Frenger has just gotten out of prison in California and he promptly heads to M

  4. says:

    With Miami Blues veteran crime fiction writer Charles Willeford introduces Miami Homicide detective Hoke Moseley who has to rank as one of the most uniue and interesting fictional homicide cops ever to work a case He's middle aged divorced poverty stricken because of the divorce and living in a crappy hotel roo

  5. says:

    Miami Blues is a bacon decked cheese drenched all beef burger with a side of crisp greasy cayenne peppered fries and a combo size Xtra large plastic cup full of whiskey than cola In other words it's an off beat breezy crime novel that I swallowed than chewed over the course of one evening of reading and drinking alone One star is a

  6. says:

    I picked this up after reading the review by my GR Friend Cbj and I wholeheartedly recommend that you read his review You can find it on the top page of the community reviews sectionI find it hard to define why I l

  7. says:

    Very entertaining crime caper written with a simple effortless style and a compelling narrative structure Chapters alternate POV between the cri

  8. says:

    Fantastic novelIt starts off ultra strong Perhaps with a stronger personality than any other third person narrated detective novels and kind of meanders after a while but it went above and beyond of what I expecte

  9. says:

    I just want to go back to Okeechobee All I’ve had is trouble of some kind or other ever since I came down here What I’d say if you asked me about Miami I’d say it’s not a good place for a single girl to beSusan Waggoner has re

  10. says:

    Charles Willeford's Hoke Moseley series starts off with a bang it's a strange and twisted and outrageously funny at times

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