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    ( DOWNLOAD The Way We Die Now ) Author Charles Willeford – thetributepages.co.uk This is the fourth and sadly the last entry in Charles Willeford’s series featuring Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley Hoke to put it mildly does not remotely resemble the homicide detectives that one usually encounters in crime fiction Certainly he’s nothing like Sonny Crockett and the other detectives of the television show Miami Vice which was so wildly popular at the same time this series was writtenHoke is middle ag

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    ( DOWNLOAD The Way We Die Now ) Author Charles Willeford – thetributepages.co.uk Summary ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Charles Willeford Free read The Way We Die Now It's a crying shame that Charles Willeford went and died just as this series of Hoke Moseley novels was getting going The Way We Die Now is the fourth and final chapter in Moseley's life on the Miami Police force in the 80s

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    ( DOWNLOAD The Way We Die Now ) Author Charles Willeford – thetributepages.co.uk This fourth and final Hoke Moseley story is a heck of a lot gritty and violent than the first Miami Blues There are several unrelated story lines each suspenseful potentially volatile and well developed In typical fashion the even keeled anti hero detective barely manages to navigate some very dicey situations coming out uite a bit worse for the wear In fact he goes through most of the story missing his dentures The story ends w

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    ( DOWNLOAD The Way We Die Now ) Author Charles Willeford – thetributepages.co.uk Summary ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Charles Willeford Free read The Way We Die Now Wow I have a new definition of tragedy now The fact that Charles Willeford died just as this book was published in 1988 so he was never able to pen another oneWilleford whom some credit with being the father of the modern Florida crime novel led a wild life He won a Purple Heart as a tank commander at the Battle of the Bulge served in the mi

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    ( DOWNLOAD The Way We Die Now ) Author Charles Willeford – thetributepages.co.uk Free read The Way We Die Now Love these meandering crimedomestic novels very bummed that there aren't any Here's my problem unrelated to the actual book maybe someone else can help me I have the VintageBlack Lizard edition The final chapter is two pages long and the text runs all the way to the bottom of the second page bam end of book The last sentence is complete and I can see how it works fine as the end of the book but it also feels like something's miss

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    ( DOWNLOAD The Way We Die Now ) Author Charles Willeford – thetributepages.co.uk Summary ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Charles Willeford Writers and readers are always bitching about the size of our to be read TBR pilesI’m not sure if it’s related to the fact that there’s books available if they’re easier to access electronically or via on line bookstores like Booktopia or whether social media means we just need something to talk about to look busy so hell w

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Undercover Pregnancy yOt is it s rare for many of us well for me anyway to find ourselves in a situation where we don t actually have anything on hand to read and we need to find something uickly A situation that necessitates departing from our planned reading list and taking a chance on whatever book we can findThis happened to me last weekI was in ueenslan I really really tried to make this book last since it s the last of the Hoke Moseley books and asou know from my previous reviews I ve developed a little crush thing on the guy but I couldn t put it down I m so sad to be done with it Feels a little weird writing this review so soon Body s still warm etc By this the 4th book I was starting to notice a pattern And I don t mean that in a bad way It was a pattern I liked the first chapter obscurely references what will be the main crime of the book then we get a bunch of Hoke being Hoke making sandwiches drinking Old Styles being the bestworst dad ever a side case for him to solve a crazy awesome disgusting blood bath as the main crime plays out and then a satisfying denouement where Hoke is seemingly put out at first but in the end things actually end up working out okay for him But slight spoilers this was the first time that I actually sort of felt sad for Hoke at the end of the book I might be projecting the sadness I feel about finishing the series but I dunno this one ended on a down note Other notes Hoke pees his pants again See I have to love this guy Here is a list of wordsnames that appear in this book cornhole Vinnie Testeverde Hoke milks a goat Out of the four Sideswipe might be my favorite Oh so there s also a 5th unpublished Hoke Moseley manuscript floating around called Grimhaven But it s not actually a 5th book in the series It s actually the second Hoke Moseley book Willeford was told by his agent to turn his success off Miami Blues into a series and Willeford wanted nothing of it so he wrote a big fuck ยอดบุรุษพลิกคดี เล่ม 1 you seuel wherein Hoke does some horrendous horrendous things But his published wisely passed on it Then I guess Willeford played ball and cannibalized the good parts of Grimhaven to create New Hope for the Dead Sideswipe and The Way We Die Now Anyway apparentlyou can read the manuscript in some library in Florida or it s fairly easy to find a PDF of it online I might do it This is the fourth and sadly the last entry in Charles Willeford s series featuring Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley Hoke to put it mildly does not remotely resemble the homicide detectives that one usually encounters in crime fiction Certainly he s nothing like Sonny Crockett and the other detectives of the television show Miami Vice which was so wildly popular at the same time this series was writtenHoke is middle aged and overweight he dresses in leisure suits that be buys on the cheap He has no teeth and is plagued by an ill fitting set of dentures that constantly cause him problems He lives in a small home that he shares with his two teenage daughters the woman wh Great title one of the best interextual noir spins on another title ever in fact Every time I think of Trollope or John W Aldridge who copped THE WAY WE LIVE NOW from Trol I think of Willeford in the same way I can t think of Stairway to Heaven without conjuring the B H Sufers Hairway to Steven The novel itself is deceptively ramshackle to Heaven without conjuring the B H Sufers Hairway to Steven The novel itself is deceptively ramshackle come and go conflicts taper off the prologue featuring the dastardly villain seems to have no relevance until anyway the hero is sent off on a secret undercover mission that involves a toothless henchman prodding what DeLillo would call his underworld No the bad guys aren t TSA agents The threat of homosexual rape that flushes through the bowels of noir gets a little tedious but Willeford belonged to another generation in which that fear somehow clinched their masculinity precisely at the moment that they clenched If the book seems a stroll rather than a beat down the knock out uppercut comes in the final line impeccably uttered by one of the hero s own daughters which somehow manages to sum up every Hemingway derived code hero ever created in a way that seems obvious and Hummer yet affecting And what she says isn t I loveou Daddypaddles This fourth and final Hoke Moseley story is a heck of a lot gritty and violent than the first Miami Blues There are several unrelated story lines each suspenseful potentially volatile and well developed In typical fashion the even keeled anti hero detective barely manages to navigate some very dicey situations coming out uite a bit worse for the wear In fact he goes through most of the story missing his dentures The story ends with a for the wear In fact he goes through most of the story missing his dentures The story ends with a a surprise for Hoke that would seemingly be welcome but is viewed with apprehension as someone who really does not like change It s a shame there aren t books in the series Love these meandering crimedomestic novels very bummed that there aren t any Here s my problem unrelated to the actual book maybe someone else can help me I have the VintageBlack Lizard edition The final chapter is two pages long and the text runs all the way to the bottom of the second page bam end way to the bottom of the second page bam end book The last sentence is complete and I can see how it works fine as the end of the book but it also feels like something s missing I know a fifth book The last sentence ends because ou can t Is there to it and I m missing some pages or is that it Goodreads says this edition is 256 pages what I have is 245 I ve seen incorrect page counts in Goodreads so this may mean nothing some Goodreads page counts seem to add the unnumbered pages at the beginning to the total count which as someone who catalogues library books for a living makes me insane I thought this book was better than its three predecessors It gives me a warm feeling knowing that Willeford brought this series to a satisfying conclusion before he died The Immokalee section was terrific though also awfully violent. Rs But when he gets there for his job interview the last thing he is offered is workIn this final installment of the highly acclaimed Hoke Moseley novels Charles Willeford's brilliance and expertise show on every page Eually funny thrilling and disturbing The Way We Die Now is a triumphant finish to one of the most original detective series of all tim. ,


Or job of tying him up or for checking to see if there are any guns near him and decides to find some pants a shotgun and sit back and drink some Jack Daniels The guy wakes up finds a pistol at almost point blank range misses two shots at Hoke and then gets killed with a shotgun blast to the chest Hoke being a police officer even if undercover then decides to burn down the entire farm why No idea but later on we find out that this is the kind of thinking the Miami Police Department is looking for in an Internal Affairs Lieutenant This is what a good cop would do Bash in the brains of an unconscious suspect instead of I don t know taking him in to custody interrogating him not killing him in cold blood hide spoiler It s a crying shame that Charles Willeford went and died just as this series of Hoke Moseley novels was getting going The Way We Die Now is the fourth and final chapter in Moseley s life on the Miami Police force in the 80s and as usual ou re treated to some fine existential musings some witty commentary on the changing face of America and Moseley solving crimes in a largely straight forward mannerThe book opens with a chapter describing two men killing animals and people setting the scene for an anticipated investigation ou might expect only Willeford ignores it for the next hundred pages whilst ou get reacuainted with his protagonist and get caught up wondering about his new ineffectual partner in homicide his former partner now retired to be a single mother positive discrimination within the police force the influx of Pakistani immigrants to Hoke s neighbourhood and the underhanded manner in which the WASPs try to keep them out how his two teenaged daughters cope with only Hoke as parentrole model and on and on until when the two killers finally reappear The Alcohol Experiment you ve completely forgotten thatou re reading a crime novel It s really something and a very special entry in to the ranks of highly lauded crime novelsThere s some unexpected and very matter of fact violence popping up in this one the behaviour of Hoke causing the reader to completely reassess their opinion of him as an intelligent happy go lucky kind of guy with a strong line on doing what s right to something a little darker perhaps Oh how I would have loved to have seen how Willeford developed that further Wow I have a new definition of tragedy now The fact that Charles Willeford died just as this book was published in 1988 so he was never able to pen another oneWilleford whom some credit with being the father of the modern Florida crime novel led a wild life He won a Purple Heart as a tank commander at the Battle of the Bulge served in the military off and on for 20 ears studied art taught creative writing reviewed mysteries for the Miami Herald and at various times worked as a flea circus barker a professional boxer and an actor He also wrote a series of bleak novels that included Pick Up in 1955 and Cockfighter in 1962And then in 1984 his first book about a detective sergeant named Hoke Mosely was published and things would never be uite the same Mosely is a wonderful character a grizzled veteran of the Miami Dade homicide be uite the same Mosely is a wonderful character a grizzled veteran of the Miami Dade homicide prone to wearing leisure suits making comments about every minority group imaginable and looking for angles to exploit to avoid paying any money for anythingMosely is nothing if not practical to a fault When his wife leaves him for a multimillionaire baseball player and dumps his two teenage daughters on him he figures if he gives them a place to live and food to eat he s done with his obligations He spends little time giving them any sort of direction or instructionThe first book Miami Blues was almost an anti detective story and so were the subseuent seuels New Hope for the Dead and Sideswipe In fact in Sideswipe Hoke is almost an incidental character "UNTIL THE VERY END WHERE HE HELPS SAVE HIS "the very end where he helps save his American partner Elita although she s woundedHoke solves his cases through hunches and sometimes just luck Not everybody liked this approach At one point Willeford opened his mail to find a copy of Sideswipe with five bullet holes in it accompanied by an anonymous note saying the reader had been robbed A case could be made that Willeford isn t a crime novelist at all but rather an exceptionally gifted author who happens to write about life s marginal characters Chauncey Mabe wrote in the Sun Sentinel in 1988Yet the books were so popular that for The Way We Die Now Willeford constantly plagued by hard luck when it came to publishers managed to get a 225000 advance It was worth every penny In this book Hoke actually manages to solve several murders and works a bizarre undercover assignment that reuires him to ditch his false teeth badge and gun and pretend to be a farmworker in Immokalee As always Willeford s writing is vivid his dialogue realistic and his sense of humor dark and twisted His plotting is the real gift here with a reader never knowing exactly which way the story is going to go next There s a violent occurrence about halfway through that is just stunning It proves just how practical and completely amoral Hoke can be when he s backed up against a wallThe ending though takes everything into a new direction Hoke s career and his living situation both and left me wishing Hoke could have had adventures and maybe an opportunity to talk to Elita at least one timeFor on Charles Willeford here s a nicely done bio by someone who knew him here s the Chauncey Mabe interview with Willeford Writers and readers are always bitching about the size of our to be read TBR pilesI m not sure if it s related to the fact that there s books available if they re easier to access electronically or via on line bookstores like Booktopia or whether social media means we just need something to talk about to look busy so hell why not talk about how we ve just added another book to our TBR listWhatever the upsh. Orn and his two teenage daughters living with him he doesn't like the situation on bit It doesn't help matters when he is suddenly assigned to work undercover miles away outside of his jurisdiction and without his badge his gun or his teeth Soon he is impersonating a drifter and tring to infiltrate a farm operation suspected of murdering migrant worke. I was hoping that Charles Willeford might be my post Parker I mean Richard Stark s Parker novels not either of the two mystery authors with the past name Parker neither of whom I ve ever read author but my first experience with the Master of Mystery wasn t very promising A lot of people seem to like Willeford an awful lot and Donald Westlake the name who when he s feeling dark puts on the hat of Richard Stark praises Willeford as just about a bona fide genius in the genre This makes me think that something is wrong with my judgment of the book I just didn t think it was very good Maybe it was a step ahead of the regular jaded embittered detective out slogging through his job that appears to be a staple in the crimemysteryhard boiled genre but it is barely a step ahead not a leap or a bound or writing in a different ball park altogether or whatever cliche would fit here Why do I dislike the bookOne he irked me early on with gratuitous parentheses There were only maybe three or four of them but they were totally unnecessary This is the first one that annoyed me Because of affirmative action there were three Latins and two blacks ahead of him for promotion all with much lower scores that Hoke s but if the department ever did get around to promoting a white American to lieutenant again Hoke would get the promotionA couple of sentences above this one the reader is informed that he had passed the exam with a higher score than any other candidate in the department Obviously then every other candidate had a lower score and the information given in the parentheses is unnecessary and well sort of comes across as right wing whining But politics aside it s unnecessary Pointless Cut it So says the person who writes whole paragraphs of unnecessary garbage into parentheses but I like to think that when I do it I m being annoying but also interjecting in a voice that doesn t flow right with the main rambling thread I m on like here where it s like I m speaking to ou as an aside or so I think of it but really it s likely than not just an annoying affectation I picked up ears ago when I was doing my zine and I was fascinated with the manner that Reverend N rb wrote his columns in MRR and later added to the affectation by being less than subtle in my infatuation with the writing of DFW and end parentheses I could cite a few examples but they are all about the same usually with no embittered middle class white malice though Two the structure of the novel is awkward Sub plots get developed that then seem to just float away Lead up in plots take forever and are then wrapped up with a swiftness that makes all the lead up seem like overkill I guess I could say that this is like real life but as I have whined about in other reviews like in my review for this book but writing novels or any book or actually creating anything is about choices Is there a reason for a subplot to be there Is there a reason to spend thirty or forty pages which is roughly a seventh of the book developing something that will just disappear with no mention at some point I didn t get the feeling that there was a reason for the subplots disappearing it felt lazy to me not like it was making a statement about what life is like or pointing out the absurdity of everyday life or I don t know what I shouldn t have to try to jerry rig a rationalization for why than a uarter of the book is plot that is left dangling if the author is going to point some path for me to move on I can get behind DFW leaving major plots unresolved in a novel because it feels intentional here it feels like the author had an idea he thought he d run with and then forgot about it and didn t want to do a hatchet job on his novel and be left with something barely the length of a Harleuin be left with something barely the length of a Harleuin On a similar point there feels like an awful lot of filer in the book Most of the filer comes in way too much detail about food It s not important to know every detail of a meal is there a reason the reader should care that he took one helping of a certain food and one of his daughters also did but the other one didn t There is way too much space in this short novel given to meals Three too many plot points make no sense the main character is an asshole I don "T Need To Like "need to like main character in a book but I don t like being presented with a total asshole but feel like I m supposed to get behind him and think of him as one of the good guys Hoke comes across as a close minded jerk most of the time but then at other times lip service is paid to him as being a different type of person than the one that is presented view spoilerIn the action climax to one of the main plots he kills two men who are suspected of murdering Haitian migrant workers He has been sent undercover to see if he can find out anything about the two men but uickly they see through his thin disguise as a transient tramp and the boss tells the other guy to find out what the guys story is The guy proceeds to punch Hoke in the ribs throw him in some alfalfa ask him his name and then tries to rape him huh really Hey this guy might be a cop lets not try to find out what his story is but lets rape him Not wanting to be butt fucked by a Mexican Hoke wraps some barbed wire around his hand and punches the guy in his one good eye blinding him temporarily and then knocking him out with a two by four While the guy is unconscious Hoke bashes in the guys head and kills him We are told later he was doing the guy a favor since he only had one good eye he wouldn t be good for anything with the other one ruined by a barbed wire punch Hoke then stalks after the other guy while not wearing any pants What The Explanation That He the explanation that he using the pants as a pad for his bruised ribs is weak man up to the punch and put on some pants no one fights well with their junk dangling around He overtakes the other guy knocks him unconscious does a piss po. When Miami Homicide Detective Hoke Moseley receives an unexplained order to let his beard grow he doesn't think much about it He has too much going on at home especially with a man he helped convict ten ears before moving in across the street Hoke immediately assumes the worst and considering he has his former partner who happens to be nursing a newb. ,

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