Hoke Moseley

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 77 ratings

Miami Blues Publisher's Summary

After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious Eldorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn't think twice when he hears a knock on the door. The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut. He thinks back over 10 years of cases, wondering who would want to beat him into unconsciousness, steal his gun and badge, and most importantly, make off with his prized dentures. But the pieces never quite add up to revenge, and the few clues he has keep connecting to a dimwitted hooker, her ex-con boyfriend, and the bizarre murder of a Hare Krishna pimp.

Chronically depressed, constantly strapped for money, always willing to bend the rules a bit, Hoke Moseley is hardly what you'd think of as the perfect cop, but he is one of the greatest detective creations of all time.

©1984 Charles Willeford (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Miami Blues

    • Hoke Moseley, Book 1
    • By: Charles Willeford
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious Eldorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn't think twice when he hears a knock on the door. The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut. He thinks back over 10 years of cases, wondering who would want to beat him into unconsciousness, steal his gun and badge, and most importantly, make off with his prized dentures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • First in the Hoke Moseley series

    • By ZUrlocker on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Miami Blues

    • By: Charles Willeford
    • Narrated by: Paul Birchard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ex-con Freddy 'Junior' Frenger lands in Miami with three stolen wallets and plans for a new life of crime, and leaves the airport with a snatched suitcase and a corpse behind him. Homicide detective Hoke Moseley is soon chasing Junior and his hooker girlfriend through the seedy suburban sprawl of Miami in a game of hide and seek that will leave Hoke beaten and robbed - but determined to get his man.

    Regular price: $11.08

  • Book 2

    • New Hope for the Dead

    • Hoke Moseley, Book 2
    • By: Charles Willeford
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate a lethal overdose. There he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedent and begins to wonder about dating a witness. Meanwhile, he has been threatened with suspension by his ambitious new chief unless he leaves his beloved, if squalid, suite at the Eldorado Hotel and moves downtown. With free housing hard to come by, Hoke is desperate to find a new place to live.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • New Hope for the Dead

    • Hoke Moseley, book 2
    • By: Charles Willeford
    • Narrated by: Paul Birchard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Sergeant Hoke Moseley is called to investigate the overdose of a young junkie. But what seems like a routine OD gives Moseley cause to doubt - particularly when he meets the dead kid's stunningly attractive stepmother. With his two teenage daughters dumped on him, it starts to feel like maybe that stepmother might be that answer to all his problems. Or maybe she's just the start of them.

    Regular price: $17.12

  • Book 3

    • Sideswipe

    • By: Charles Willeford
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant and very single partner, and a low-paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never to set foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang that includes a disfigured hooker, a talentless artist, and a clueless retiree.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!!

    • By Dave on 11-08-14

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • The Way We Die Now

    • Hoke Moseley, Book 4
    • By: Charles Willeford
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley receives an unexplained order to let his beard grow, he doesn't think much about it. He hastoo much going on at home, especially with a man he helped convict ten years before moving in across the street. Hoke immediately assumes the worst, andc onsidering he has his former partner, her newborn, and his two teenage daughters living with him, he doesn't like the situation one bit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bitter sweet

    • By Dave on 11-21-14

    Regular price: $24.47