The Burnt Orange Heresy
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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Review: The Burnt Orange HeresyUser 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
Review: The Burnt Orange HeresyUser 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