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Wild Wives

(1956)
A novel by

 
 
A sleazy story of deception and doom by the master of hard-boiled dialogue.
A classic of Hard boiled fiction, Charles Willeford's Wild Wives is amoral, sexy and brutal. Written in a sleazy San Francisco hotel in the early 1950s while on leave from the army, Willeford creates a tale of deception featuring the crooked detective Jacob C. Blake and his nemesis--a beautiful, insane young woman who is the wife of a socially prominent San Francisco architect. Blake becomes entangled in a web of deceit, intrigue and multiple murders in this exciting period tale.
Charles Willeford was the author of several books of fiction, poetry and essays. Hi Hoke Mosely detective novels are classic in the genre. Miami Blues, his best known novel, was made into a film. Charles Willeford died in 1988.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Charles Willeford's Wild Wives

Paperback Editions

March 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Wives
Author(s): Charles Willeford
ISBN: 1-4000-3247-4 / 978-1-4000-3247-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Wives
Author(s): Charles Willeford
ISBN: 1-59654-223-3 / 978-1-59654-223-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: blackmask.com
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August 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Wives: RE/Search Classics
Author(s): Charles Ray Willeford
ISBN: 0-9650469-9-0 / 978-0-9650469-9-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: V/Search
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January 1995 : USA Paperback

Title: Wild Wives
Author(s): Charles Willeford
ISBN: 0-940642-29-8 / 978-0-940642-29-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RE/Search Publications
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August 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: "Wild Wives" and "High Priest of California"
Author(s): Charles Willeford
ISBN: 0-575-04726-7 / 978-0-575-04726-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Wives (Black Pudding Publishing)
Author(s): Charles Willeford
Publisher: Black Pudding Publishers
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August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Wives
Author(s): Charles Willeford
Publisher: The Murder Room
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March 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Wives (PlanetMonk Pulps Book 7)
Author(s): Charles Willeford
Publisher: PlanetMonk Books
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September 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Wives
Author(s): Charles Willeford
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA