Publish date: August 10th 2004
Pages no: 191
Edition language: English
Series: Hoke Moseley (#1)
Book Reaction (not a full review)I picked up Miami Blues because the author, Charles Willeford, is supposedly one of the core members of the hardboiled/noir canon. I'm not sure what I was expecting; Philip Marlowe in Miami, perhaps.In actuality, Miami Blues focuses mostly on the perspective of the a...
I loved this book. The quirky characters, the weird situations, the interaction. Junior Frenger, a freeloading sociopath recently released from prison, arrives in Miami, where he uses his skills at deception and violence to twist situations into his advantage.Weary police detective Hoke Moseley inve...
The massive coincidence at the beginning almost ruined the book for me. I demand not to be put out of the story... Fortunately what comes next more than makes up for the faltering beginning.Miami Blues is a wonderful novel: off-the-wall, fun, off-target with a clean, sublime prose style. Detective H...