Packed with atmosphere and humor, New Hope for the Dead is a classic murder mystery by one of the true masters of the genre. Now back in print, Charles Willeford’s tour de force is an irresistible invitation to become acquainted with one of the greatest detective characters of all time.
Bucking for a promotion, Major Brownley has assigned Hoke Moseley and his pregnant partner a stack of old, unsolved murder cases. In the meantime, Hoke is trying to find a home for himself and his two daughters who have just shown up. Dead broke, he finds a glimmer of hope in a hot case regarding a dead junkie and a beautiful stepmother.