book cover of Lust Is a Woman

Lust Is a Woman

(Made in Miami)
A novel by

Art student Ralph Tone is working in Miami as a bellboy. He meets Hollywood hopeful Maria Duigan and falls head over heels for the ambitious beauty. As Ralph fuels his obsession by booze, pills, and lack of sleep, they both quickly become entangled with sleazy pornographer Donald McKay. Charles Willeford's MADE IN MIAMI was originally released to the unsuspecting masses in 1958 under the title LUST IS A WOMAN by a publisher incapable of spelling the author's name correctly on the cover. Written in white heat by "the unlikely father of Miami crime fiction" (Atlantic Monthly) to match the requirements of the market, the book remains a textbook example of lurid 1950s pulp fiction. It was also a springboard to the author's later masterpieces MIAMI BLUES and SIDESWIPE.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: Made in Miami
Author(s): Charles Willeford
ISBN: 0-8095-7246-X / 978-0-8095-7246-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Point Blank
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Lust is a Woman
Author(s): Charles Willeford
Publisher: Automat.Press
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