The Burnt Orange Heresy

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Carroll & Graf, Dec 20, 1999 - 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  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Not one of my favorite Willeford books. The art world background just seems like so much satire that I had a hard time as I read through the first few chapters believing Willeford wrote it - but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

Originally published in 1971, this story of art, ambition and crime by one of the first writers of Florida noir moves along smoothly and delivers a great plot. Willeford's knowledge of art informs the ... Read full review

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