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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,644 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Howard Weinberger Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2002 ISBN:
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It's 1963. Easy Rawlins has given up the street life and is now the supervising custodian of Sojourner Truth High School in Watts. He gets up early and goes off to work. He wears nice clothes and puts all his energy and love into his job and his adopted children. He likes his new life.

But his life changes when Easy comes in early one morning to find one of the teachers already in her classroom. She has her dog with her, and a story about a husband gone mad. Before Easy knows what's happening, the teacher is in his arms. Before the day is over the teacher is gone, leaving Easy with her dog - and a corpse in the school garden.

Easy may have left the streets, but he hasn't been forgotten. The police believe that Easy is involved in the murders. Old enemies are waiting to get even. The principal of the school wants to fire him. His old friends aren't the same, and his new friends might mean his death. A murderer is running lose somewhere. And a little yellow dog plots revenge.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 2/19/2014

    " (3.2) I've said this before if you want to read crime fiction of LA in the 40's-70's, read James Ellroy, but then read the Ez Rawlins mysteries to get a handle on the black side of town during those turbulent, lawless times. Some of the tropes of the genre are here: the femme fatales and the loose women, the cops on the take and the desperate folk living on the margins of a city; however, the gamechanger is that the detective's black and that gives his desperation, his lone gunman like mentality a sheen of isolation and drama that's lacking in other smart workings of detective fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shone | 2/12/2014

    " Easy did not impress menin this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 1/16/2014

    " My favorite Easy Rawlins novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taya Baker | 1/14/2014

    " Absolutely loving Easy Rawlins. Thoroughly enthralled by Mr. Mosley's prose. I have always been fascinated with "Walter Mosley." Don't know why I'm just getting around to reading him. I'm going to try to get him to mentor me. :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warner | 1/12/2014

    " Great read from the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ironflower | 1/11/2014

    " My favorite of all the Easy Rawlin books. It was the opening line that hooked me and drew me in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/10/2014

    " This is a great detective story without a detective. Easy Rawlins is a lovable, fallible character. His dilemmas are often solved by circumstance, and bad luck, despite good intention. Mosley is just brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Murvin | 1/8/2014

    " If you like EZ this is the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ari | 1/7/2014

    " Not bad at all. Reminded me of Spillanes I've read ages ago. Perhaps this was somewhat better written. Must check and read another Mickey Spillane book. Mike Hammer, here I come! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MamaCarrie | 1/7/2014

    " I deeply enjoy riding on Easy Rawlins' shoulder through all his adventures. Always the same man, who never forgets the lesson of his latest mistakes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanjlisa Marie | 1/4/2014

    " This book started off super-steamy and the rest was no disappointment. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri Harris | 1/3/2014

    " This was one of my favorites out of the Easy Rawlins series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/16/2013

    " Mosley is a must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia Sinsap | 12/3/2013

    " By a certain point I started reading faster just to get it finished "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 11/5/2013

    " See my comments on the whole Easy Rawlins series in my (very brief) review of "Devil in a Blue Dress." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 9/14/2013

    " Not one of my favorites, but still good. I love the evolution of Easy's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Emerson | 4/19/2013

    " Another great piece of detective fiction from Mosley. I'm not even a big fan of mystery novels (expect for a passion for Sherlock Holmes stories), but Mosley has much more going on in his stories than just a mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 1/20/2013

    " Easy Rawlins never fails to entertain. It must have really sucked to be black in LA in '60s right around the time of the riots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 1/16/2013

    " My favorite Easy Rawlins book. Often the plot is confusing but it's an unforgettable book about both loss and the promise of the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Owen Scott Verde | 12/24/2012

    " Part of my "Books Read" list I found while moving/unpacking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Azraa | 11/1/2012

    " I had my ups and downs with this book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victor McGuire | 6/10/2012

    " Walter Mosley...Bill Clintons favorite.. The main character "Easy Rawlins"..smooth as they come. Good Mystery!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 1/19/2012

    " I keep a mystery or two on hand for diversion and when I feel too overwhelmed to read the serious books. Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins is a favorite character of mine, so I always know I will see an old friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suchanangel | 1/13/2012

    " A good read. I enjoy the EZ Rawlins series and other books by Walter E. Mosley. He captures the essence of a situation and keeps it "real" in his descriptive words and phrases. At times, it was almost as if I was there :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 8/12/2011

    " I like most of Walter Mosley's books. Great pulp fiction mysteries and so easy to read. (Good vacation reads) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 7/4/2011

    " Stylishly written detective fiction, featuring a black american amateur sleuth. Witty and exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shone | 4/1/2011

    " Easy did not impress menin this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taya | 12/7/2010

    " Absolutely loving Easy Rawlins. Thoroughly enthralled by Mr. Mosley's prose. I have always been fascinated with "Walter Mosley." Don't know why I'm just getting around to reading him. I'm going to try to get him to mentor me. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. | 11/28/2010

    " Walter Mosley...Bill Clintons favorite.. The main character "Easy Rawlins"..smooth as they come. Good Mystery!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MamaCarrie | 1/31/2010

    " I deeply enjoy riding on Easy Rawlins' shoulder through all his adventures. Always the same man, who never forgets the lesson of his latest mistakes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suchanangel | 12/12/2009

    " A good read. I enjoy the EZ Rawlins series and other books by Walter E. Mosley. He captures the essence of a situation and keeps it "real" in his descriptive words and phrases. At times, it was almost as if I was there :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/18/2009

    " This is a great detective story without a detective. Easy Rawlins is a lovable, fallible character. His dilemmas are often solved by circumstance, and bad luck, despite good intention. Mosley is just brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 2/19/2009

    " My favorite Easy Rawlins novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Murvin | 2/18/2009

    " If you like EZ this is the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 2/7/2009

    " Stylishly written detective fiction, featuring a black american amateur sleuth. Witty and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariana | 12/15/2008

    " I've been reading the Easy Rawlin's series. They are entertaining and a good social commentary on Los Angeles in the 50's and 60's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynecia | 11/25/2008

    " Walter Mosley is definitely becoming one of my favorite writers. I would have given this book more stars if it didn't have so many damn characters to keep up with! "

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About the Author
Author Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series, including the national bestsellers Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown; the Fearless Jones series, including Fearless Jones, Fear Itself, and Fear of the Dark; the novels Blue Light and RL’s Dream; and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and Walkin’ the Dog. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.