Shing paperback fiction while serving his hitch in the military and kept at it With the Hoke Moseley novels he got a taste of the the military and kept at it With the Hoke Moseley novels he got a taste of the success that had eluded himThe Hoke Moseley book series by Charles Willeford includes books Miami BluesNew Hope for the DeadSideswipeThe Way We Die Now There s an OD that might be a homicide but the real uestion is will Mosely take the house sitting job where he has to jerk off a dog I Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, loved the psychopath narrative in Miami Blues so much that whenever Mosely showed up I got aittle impatient But here he s a great character and this thing reads The First Ghost like a tightly plotted Bukowski novel Hard for me not to picture Richard Jenkins or Ben Gazzara as Mosely What a weird novel Willeford was to crime fiction what PhilipKDick was to sci fi Hoke Moseley is unlike any other police detective in the crime fiction genre He is almostike an average middle class guy in some ways he has to deal with rent and alimony he has not had sex in a ong time and in this book he has to take care of his teenage daughters while he deals with gluttonous cravings and obesity Despite being a policeman he faces housing problems caused by mass immigration and white flight in Florida He is also tremendously good at his job and nothing ever escapes him because of which he has to fore go an opportunity to sleep with a beautiful woman Moseley s interactions with his daughters was the best part of the novel Unlike Miami Blues and Sideswipe this Hoke Moseley novel does not have the charismatic villain Willeford is not at the top of his game the sharp and epic dialog is a bit scarce and the case investigations seemed ike they were put together too soon But reading about Hoke Moseley has become Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential like meeting up with good friends along with Hank Chinaski Holden Caufield Enid and Mark Renton So I am willing to forgive a few mistakes New Hope for the Dead is the second novel in Charles Willeford s Hoke Moseley series following Miami Blues Hoke is a middle aged Miami PD homicide detective who s been gutted financially by a divorce and has been reduced toiving in a tiny room in a run down residential hotel that is inconveniently ocated just outside the Miami city imits Inconveniently because Hoke s boss has just Humanism laid down theaw and announced that the department will begin rigorously enforcing the reuirement that all city police officers must actually Smokin' Hot live in Miami Hoke has only a couple of weeks to find a new place toive. Stepmother of the dead junkie might be a compromised solution to all of his problemsPacked 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 acuainted with one of the greatest detective characters of all tim. Almost nothing happens in this book but I d rather hang out with Hoke Mosley than almost anyone on Earth After Miami Blues which was about the bad guy as much as Hoke Mosely the good guy comes a meandering tale of Hoke s Placing Memory life Dark and gritty in spots gentle andikable overall The second book in the Hoke Moseley series has a very different feel from Miami Blues There s no euivalent of the malevolent character of Freddy Frenger who drove much of the plot in the first novel In this one Hoke investigates the death of a junkie and a promotion hungry senior officer also tasks him with investigating some cold cases The story senior officer also tasks him with investigating some cold cases The story has about Hoke s personal ife than any police procedural work He gets dragged into some personal issues affecting his new partner Detective Sanchez and he also suddenly finds himself ooking after his two teenage daughters aged 16 and 14 neither of whom he has seen for 4 years His ex wife is remarrying and the girls say they don t want to ive with their mother s new partner although it s also implied that their mother is happy enough to see them go Hoke also spends much of the book ooking for a new place to Wanton Nights live The author works in a fair bit of humour and there s one bizarre scene where Hoke goes toook at a house and encounters a dog that s not particularly well trainedI uite enjoyed this I thought it tailed off a ittle towards the end but over the piece it was entertaining enough You get the impression that Charles Willeford was re setting the clock with Hoke Moseley with an eye to the next book Lacking the great antagonist of Willeford s first novel Miami Blues played in the film of the same name by
young Alec Baldwin in full scene chewing glee New Hope for the Dead seems to suffer from a sense of direction and purpose as the first novel in the series Indeed it was bit of a plod until Hoke Moseley and crew undertook the burden of 50 cold case files thrown at them by t I might not read any other authors apart from Charles Willeford for awhile This guy ManI enjoyed this just as much as Miami Blues even though I only gave it 4 stars versus the 5 I gave to MB The crime solvey bit that frames the middle parts is a
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little meh compared to that of MB but man oh man meh compared to that of MB but man oh man middle parts of this book Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit I burst out aughing at east three times and if Hoke Moseley s sex talk with his daughters could be turned into a 2 minute play I would see the damn thing every single night There. Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate a ethal 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 ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe leaves his beloved if sualid suite at the El Dorado Hotel and moves downt. Are only 2 Hoke Moseley books remaining so I m going to read a stand alone Willeford next so I can make Hokeast just a The Fiend Next Door littleonger New Hope for the Dead is Charles Willeford s follow up to Miami Blues the debut appearance of series detective Moseley Except it s an entirely different beast of a novel Willeford clearly didn t anticipate Moseley becoming
a repeat performerrepeat performer that first outing making him secondary to the crazy Freddie Frenger Jr and so this second novel gave him an opportunity to really flesh out
The Character Establish Hischaracter establish his and really outline where this series of books is headedThis time out Moseley is far ess of a buffoon for example instead of actively wallowing in how far he has fallen as a man Hoke is proactive he knows things are bed and he wants to be a better man for his partner his daughters himself It s an interesting flip but written in such a way with such skill and heart that it feels ess பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் like artifice on the part of the author and closer to a natural progression of the characterInstead of focussing on a particular crime or series of crimes for his detective to solve Willeford uses the novel to critiue the politics and social development of Miami in the 80s and this combined with the fascinating character study that is the portrait of Sergeant Hoke Moseley marks the series as uniue and worthy of a place in any crime aficionados collection In New Hope for the Dead by Charles Willeford Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate aethal overdose There he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedent and begins to wonder about dating a witness Meanwhile he has been he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedent and begins to wonder about dating a witness Meanwhile he has been with suspension by his ambitious new chief unless he The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 leaves his beloved if sualid suite at the El Dorado Hotel and moves downtown With free housing hard to come by Hoke is desperate to find a new place toive 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 Charles Willeford took writing very seriously and applied himself to it wholeheartedly for some 40 years He started out as a poet his first book Proletarian Laughter was a collection of poems He began publi. Own With free housing hard to come by Hoke is desperate to find a new place to ive 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.