Grimhaven has 60 ratings and 7 reviews. Still said: From Wikipedia: Grimhaven is the manuscript for an unpublished book by hard-boiled crime writer Char. Willeford’s first attempt at a Moseley sequel was called Grimhaven. With suitably black-hearted aplomb, Willeford had his hero strangle his two. File:Charles Willeford – Grimhaven – Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

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Charles had left a fifth Hoke Moseley novel, an impossibly dark novel, in which either Hoke killed his two daughters, or died himself, or both. The “series was almost nipped in the bud,” notes Lawrence Block. Milantropio rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Willeford adapted his first novel, High Priest of Californiawillfford a play.

Grimhaven by Charles Willeford

willleford He ponders options for adjusting to this new situation in his life and makes careful plans on a legal pad before tearing the sheet up grimhavwn disposing of it in the toilet. Willecord published May 1, Booklist.

Upon receiving his M. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps at age sixteen and was stationed in the Philippines. Curly overpowers him and ends up kicking the false teeth of his mouth. The book was called Grimhavenand one can find the following notation about it in the Willeford archive at the Broward County Library: He spends the next several days relaxing in his father’s house before leaving town on U.

When I think of crime thriller novels that really work for me, the bad guys all want the same thing as you and me.

He enrolled in the Universitarias de Belles Artes in Lima, Perustudying art and art history in the graduate program. Their origins become clear—well, clearer, anyway—when you read I Was Looking for a Street.


I just did a Google search and learned more about the subject of human consumption of cat meat than I ever wanted to know, and my guess, after all these years, is that Charles found the topic interesting enough to toss into the conversation, just to see what came back.

To ask other readers questions about Grimhavenplease sign up. Hoke Mosely is a different and bleak man living an austere life when he is saddled with his kids by his selfish ex wife. Aileen complains about her braces being uncomfortable, and rather than take her to a dentist, Hoke makes arrangements with his pilot neighbor, Bobby Stukes, to remove them that evening. I loved this novel …as much as a person can love a scaly, winged, two-headed fire-breathing infant man-thing born with a barbed and poisonous tail.

His father even offers to let them stay in his house while they are away, but Hoke refuses on that grounds that the girls should go ahead and become accustomed to their new lives of austerity. InWilleford’s first novel, High Priest of Californiawas published.

He has almost willefotd possessions and sleeps on an army cot. Except wi,leford specifically cited, the primary source for biographical information is Herron There is no sex talk in a hospital either. His spartan diet consists of cooking a pot of beef stew or chili every Sunday to last a week of dinners with an apple each day for dessert.

Dano rated it really liked it Jul 31, GdimhavenThe Burnt Orange Heresyoften identified as Willeford’s best noir novel, [4] and The Hombre from Sonora appeared the latter under a pseudonym.

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Tom rated it really liked it Jul 02, wiilleford Three of Willeford’s books have been adapted for the screen: The writing is superb. Unfortunately, your access has now expired. Meanwhile, Charles Willeford had died—in Miami, on March 27, Unsurprised at the time, I filed the information away, thinking I might be able to use it in a novel some day. I read it right away, and saw at once that it was not intended as a fifth Hoke Moseley book but as a wilpeford to Miami Bluesa sequel Willeford did not at all want willfeord write.


Several years before John D. The girls balk and argue with Hoke and they have a tense ride home. Miami Blueswhich introduced Hoke Moseley, got a very strong and favorable response from grimhavn critics, drew a lot of attention to its author, and sold well.

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Lists with This Book. Highway to Seal Beachwhere he checks into a motel to spends his final few days before being apprehended by the police. The evening is spent having Sunday dinner with the girls at his father’s house.

His crime novels are distinguished by a mean’n’lean sense of narrative economy and an grimhacen dearth of sentimentality. For evidence of a reading in Miami and presentation of scenes in New York, both during the s, see “Willeford Archive—Holdings Inventory”.

He wraps the two corpses in trash bags and stows them in the closet. Upon returning to his parking space, he finds that his truck has been stolen from the lot.