The Burnt Orange Heresy

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Carroll & Graf, 1971 - Fiction - 144 pages
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A new paperback edition of the neo-noir novel book critics have called Willeford's best.
Fast-talking, backstabbing, womanizing art critic Jacques Figueras will do anything - blackmail, burglary, fencing, assassination - to further his career. Crossing the art world with the underworld, Willeford expands his noir palette to include hues of sunny Florida and weird tints of Surrealism when Figueras takes a job for an art collector who doesn't care how his art is collected, even if it involves murder.

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User Review  - Weston - Goodreads

Willeford demonstrates the flexibility of his talents in the Burnt Orange Heresy by featuring a protagonist, Jacques Figuera, who lacks any sensibility toward art (and, really, any compassion ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick McCoy - Goodreads

Charles Willeford was a man who knew a lot about many different subjects. His novels always give him an opportunity to show his intimate knowledge of the the South and Miami in particular. In addition ... Read full review

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About the author (1971)

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.

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