Charles Willeford





Charles Willeford


Born
in Little Rock, Arkansas, The United States
January 02, 1919

Died
March 27, 1988

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Charles Willeford was a remarkably fine, talented and prolific writer who wrote everything from poetry to crime fiction to literary criticism throughout the course of his impressively long and diverse career. His crime novels are distinguished by a mean'n'lean sense of narrative economy and an admirable dearth of sentimentality. He was born as Charles Ray Willeford III on January 2, 1919 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Willeford's parents both died of tuberculosis when he was a little boy and he subsequently lived either with his grandmother or at boarding schools. Charles became a hobo in his early teens. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps at age sixteen and was stationed in the Philippines. Willeford served as a tank commander with the 10th Armo ...more

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Miami Blues

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Pick-Up

4.02 avg rating — 1,291 ratings — published 1955 — 12 editions
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Cockfighter

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New Hope for the Dead

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Sideswipe: A Hoke Moseley N...

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The Way We Die Now

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The Burnt Orange Heresy

3.93 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 1971 — 11 editions
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The Woman Chaser

3.95 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 1960 — 16 editions
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The Shark-Infested Custard

3.85 avg rating — 476 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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Wild Wives

3.71 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 1956 — 15 editions
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“Just tell the truth, and they'll accuse you of writing black humor. ”
Charles Willeford

“Nothing human surprises me.”
Charles Willeford

“My work is one long triumph over my limitations.”
Charles Willeford, The Second Half of the Double Feature