writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford." Elmore
is the word that always comes to mind. Willeford wrote quirky
books about quirky characters, and seems to have done so with
a magnificent disregard for what anyone else thought." Lawrence
"All of Charles
Willeford's writing is marked by the unusual: devious plots, dialogue
rich in innuendo, eccentric detailing of even the smallest roles,
wry touches of perversity, sardonicism, plus an overall no-nonsense
truth to chacracter."
Andrea Juno and V. Vale
really breaking the genre, just bending it a bit." Charles
will issue a new collection of Willeford's work in a
Charles Willeford Reader, new editions of Willeford's
classic novel The Difference, as well
as the first reprints of his early novels Made in
Miami, and The Understudy.