The Burnt Orange Heresy

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Carroll & Graf, Dec 20, 1999 - Fiction - 144 pages
24 Reviews
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  - Jay Gertzman - Goodreads

A terrific expose of the art-as-commerce phenomenon, a very accurate take on what Modernism can be, and another of this great writer's characters who demonstrate a kind of madness that makes a fetish ... Read full review

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User Review  - Randy - Goodreads

This is my first exposure to Charles Willeford's work and what I read is not exactly a crime novel. Oh, there's a murder victim here, arson, theft. But what it is is a take on the art world: critics ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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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