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The Burnt Orange Heresy
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Charles Willeford was a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer and painter. He was also a highly decorated tank commander (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) with the Third Army in the Second World War. 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.

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Stunning ... a novel full of genuine fun that also manages to make a level statement about the art world and its hermetic credulities - NEW YORKERAmusing ... the writing is clever and mean - HARPER'SNo one writes a better crime novel than Charles WillefordCharles Willeford is in a category all of his own in the annals of American crime writing ... adored by his peers and big-deal crime writers like Donald Westlake and Lawrence Block - LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKSThe Burnt Orange Heresy is both a love letter to and a diatribe against a con artist's world of contemporary art ... an excellent example of noir in the art world and a insightful satire of the creation and selling of fine art as the ultimate con game - prettysinister.blogspot

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