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. His difficulties are only amplified by an assignment to
reinvestigate fifty unsolved murders, the unexpected arrival of his two
teenage daughters, and a partner struggling with an unwanted pregnancy. With
few options, and even fewer dollars, he decides that the suspicious and
beautiful stepmother of the dead junkie might be a compromised solution to all
of his problems.
Packed with atmosphere and humor, New Hope for the Dead is
a classic murder mystery by one of the true masters of the genre. Charles
Willeford’s tour de force is an irresistible invitation to become acquainted
with one of the greatest detective characters of all time. Download and start listening now!