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Charles Willeford (1919–1988)

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 ... See full bio »


(age 69) in Miami, Florida, USA

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Cockfighter Writer
Miami Blues
Miami Blues Writer
The Woman Chaser


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 2014 Hoke (TV Movie) (novel)
 1999 The Woman Chaser (novel "The Woman Chaser")
 1990 Miami Blues (novel)
 1974 Cockfighter (novel "Cockfighter") / (screenplay)
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 1977 Thunder and Lightning
 1974 Cockfighter
Ed Middleton
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 1990 Miami Blues (dedicatee)

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Other Works:

Novel: "The Burnt Orange Heresy" (1971) See more »

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[on his unconventional crime novels] I'm not really breaking the genre, just bending it a bit. See more »


Died in 1988, before the release of the film "Miami Blues." See more »

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