Sideswipe by Charles Willeford audiobook

Sideswipe: A Novel

By Charles Willeford
Read by Stephen Bowlby

Blackstone Publishing 9780312001889

The Hoke Moseley Novels: Book 3

8.62 Hours Unabridged
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Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant and very single partner, and a low-paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never to set foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang that includes a disfigured hooker, a talentless artist, and a clueless retiree. But when Louden's simple robbery results in ruthless and indiscriminate bloodshed, Hoke quickly remembers why he is a cop and hurls himself back into the world he meant to leave behind forever. A masterly tale of midlife crisis and murder, Sideswipe is a page-turning thriller packed with laughs, loaded with suspense, and featuring one of the most truly original detectives of all time.

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Summary

Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant and very single partner, and a low-paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never to set foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang that includes a disfigured hooker, a talentless artist, and a clueless retiree. But when Louden's simple robbery results in ruthless and indiscriminate bloodshed, Hoke quickly remembers why he is a cop and hurls himself back into the world he meant to leave behind forever.

A masterly tale of midlife crisis and murder, Sideswipe is a page-turning thriller packed with laughs, loaded with suspense, and featuring one of the most truly original detectives of all time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford.” Elmore Leonard
“Hoke Moseley is a magnificently battered hero. Willeford brings him to us lean and hard and brand-new.” Donald E. Westlake, Edgar Award–winning author
“[The author has] a master’s insight into the humid decadence of South Florida and its polyglot tribes. Nobody does that as well as Mr. Willeford.” New York Times Book Review
“Extraordinarily winning…Pure pleasure…Mr. Willeford never puts a foot wrong.” New Yorker
“A blend of gripping action and wry, off-beat humor.” Washington Post
“Willeford has a marvelously deadpan way with losers on both sides of the law.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“The chapter-by-chapter entertainment is rich, distinctive, disturbing—with a grimly fanciful view of human nature reminiscent of Thomas Berger.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Another unrelenting entry in the Hoke Moseley series. Distinguished by cleverly sustained tension, drolly observant vignettes of Miami life, and a narrative that moves with unsettling ease from the routine to the terrifying, Sideswipe develops two tales of loneliness and frustration that lead to a bloody confrontation between the two principal characters…Willeford writes with offhand grace, supporting his saga of sad lives with well-detailed, multilayered characterizations.” Booklist
“Nobody writes like Charles Willeford…He is an original—funny, weird, and wonderful.” James Crumley, award-winning crime fiction author

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Author Bio: Charles Willeford

Author Bio: Charles Willeford

Charles Willeford (1919-1988) was an American writer of fiction, poetry, autobiography, literary criticism, and twenty novels, best known for his Hoke Moseley series, including Miami Blues, as well as such classics as Cockfighter and The Woman Chase.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English