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Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the Hoke Moseley Detective Series series.
Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant, very single partner, and a low paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never step foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang including a disfigured hooker, a talentless artist, and a clueless retiree. But when his 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 both mid-life crisis and murder, Sideswipe is a page-turning thriller packed with laughs, loaded with suspense, and featuring one of the truly original detectives of all time.
About the Author
Charles Willeford was a highly decorated (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) tank commander with the Third Army in World War II. He was also a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer, and painter. Willeford, the author of twenty novels, created the Miami detective series featuring Hoke Moseley, which includes Miami Blues, Sideswipe, The Way We Die Now, and New Hope for the Dead. He died in 1988.
“Extraordinarily winning . . . pure pleasure. . . . Mr. Willeford never puts a foot wrong.” —The New Yorker
“A blend of gripping action and wry off-beat humor.” —The Washington Post
“No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford.” —Elmore Leonard
“Willeford has a marvelously deadpan way with losers on both sides of the law.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
“Extraordinarily winning . . . pure pleasure . . . Mr. Willeford never puts a foot wrong.” --The New Yorker
“[A] blend of gripping action and wry off-beat humor.” --The Washington Post
“No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford.” --Elmore Leonard
“Nobody writes like Charles Willeford . . . He is an original–funny, weird and wonderful.” --James Crumley
“If you are looking for a master’s insight into the humid decadence of South Florida and its polyglot tribes, nobody does that as well as Mr. Willeford.” --The New York Times Book Review
“Hoke Moseley is a magnificently battered hero. Willeford brings him to us lean and hard and brand-new.” --Donald E. Westlake
“Willeford has a marvelously deadpan way with losers on both sides of the law.” --The Philadelphia Inquirer