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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (969 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Michael Boatman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Easy Rawlins Mysteries Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781600240430
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Easy Rawlins, LA’s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Christmas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows this could only mean that ex-marine Black is probably dead—or will be soon.

Easter’s appearance is only the beginning, for Easy is soon immersed in a sea of problems. The love of his life is marrying another man, and his friend Mouse is wanted for the murder of a father of twelve. As he’s searching for a clue to Black’s whereabouts, two suspicious MPs hire him to find his friend on behalf of the US Army.

Easy’s investigation brings him to a blonde woman, Faith Laneer, whose past is as dark as her beauty is bright. As Easy begins to put the pieces together, he realizes that Black’s disappearance has its roots in Vietnam—and that Faith might be in a world of danger.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mosleys Easy Rawlins series is a chronicle of the shifting landscape of race relations from the 1940s to the 1960s and is destined to become part of the American—and not just African American—conscience.”

    Library Journal

  • Mosely uses first-person narration for his Rawlins stories, so readers can get deeply inside the psyche of his unusual and complex main character. In providing Easy's audio voice, Boatman strikes not one false note, and his differentiation of the other characters is solid and equally convincing.—KLIATT

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 2/15/2014

    " Easy Rawlins gets things sorted out with his usual downtown smarts. This episode is more poignant and self-analytic than usual. Story moves quickly and his cast will seem somewhat caricatured to people not familiar with his friends and neighbors, but even his sketches convey personalities that make the reader care plenty about their fortunes and misfortunes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Racquel | 2/14/2014

    " An enjoyable summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 2/8/2014

    " Is this the end for Easy Rawlins? Beautifully written and full of everything we love about an Easy Rawlins novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Kinnecom | 2/5/2014

    " I hated the end to this book. But all the Easy books were good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maurice | 1/27/2014

    " One of Mosley's best, which is very very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie Champion | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book! So thought provoking! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/22/2014

    " I have enjoyed all Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins books. I find them to be real page turners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/19/2014

    " A little different sense of Easy Rawlins, as he winds among the usual/unusual assortment of characters in his L.A. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/18/2014

    " Another great addition to the Easy Rawlins series. Mosley is such a great writer and really makes his characters breath. This is the tenth in the series and they're still as good as they were to begin with. I hope this isn't the last of the series. That would make me sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 1/18/2014

    " Easy Rawlins search for killer of Faith, looking for Mouse, etc., Bonnie plans to marry someone else. Book ends in car crash, is he dead? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Landismom | 1/16/2014

    " Great book. Difficult ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daver | 11/28/2013

    " Good quickie, serious twist ending, keeping hope alive though. Somehow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 11/11/2013

    " Lots of wisdom in Easy's ramblings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 11/7/2013

    " Enjoyed this book until the very end and then I found I was shocked. Who woulda' thought...... Mosley books are addictive. Just picked up "Fearless Jones" and can't wait to start it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skip | 10/2/2013

    " Classic Easy Rawlins detective story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 9/19/2013

    " Not as good as "The Little Yellow Dog", but beautifully written just the same. Easy Rawlins is in the best tradition of American private eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Katz | 8/20/2013

    " I read six books in this series in a couple of weeks. I couldn't put them down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 8/1/2013

    " No! Say it ain't so! Easy can't die! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 6/7/2013

    " A fitting close to the Rawlins series...although I'm not sure if I like the last couple pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/25/2013

    " Oh, how I love Easy despite his questionable relationship abilities. Full of insights. I will add some to my quotes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric L. | 1/25/2013

    " One of the best of Easy Rawlings series. I could put it down. I read it in three days and was absolutely satified. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen M | 12/12/2012

    " I cheated by going straight to the end of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series, and now I regret not having read the first nine books. Mosely is a masterful writer, so good that I regret that his book was such a fast read. I will definitely read him again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharita | 11/14/2012

    " This is a very captivating, gritty and intense book. Eric received it as a Christmas gift and we have both read it already. We both really enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/11/2012

    " Terrific portrait of a character in the African-American life during turbulent times. A private eye with questionable/violent friends searches for love, solves crime and uses police brutality to his advantage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherrie | 5/5/2012

    " Walter Mosley is a very poetic writer. You don't expect this from a writer of crime fiction. Again, he makes 1967s L.A. real to me. I will miss Easy Rawlins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 12/31/2011

    " Walter Mosley, never disappoints. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 8/31/2011

    " This is my first Walter Mosley. Really enjoyed the writing and storytelling. Hard not to have Denzel in my mind the whole time, which is absolutely not a problem! I'm up for some more Easy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 HKd | 3/31/2011

    " This is the first Easy Rawlins book I've read in along time (I read about 5 of them back to back several years ago). I like the way WM makes even the walk-on characters real and Easy as a character is compelling but this is much, much darker than I remember. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 3/17/2011

    " Easy Rawlins with almost as many issues as James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 10/27/2010

    " I hated the end to this book. But all the Easy books were good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 5/28/2010

    " I cheated by going straight to the end of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series, and now I regret not having read the first nine books. Mosely is a masterful writer, so good that I regret that his book was such a fast read. I will definitely read him again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 3/18/2010

    " The only reason I didn't give this a full five stars is the loss of this incredible character in the end. I will miss Easy Rawlins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/24/2010

    " Is this the last Easy Rawlins novel? I hope not. I like Easy, and I like visiting the Los Angeles area in the years before I lived there, and in a culture that is tantalizingly different. It's a typical Easy Rawlins story, with several story lines, and Easy trying to help others and survive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 12/22/2009

    " Did Easy Rawlins really die? Can't be! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 10/30/2009

    " Lots of wisdom in Easy's ramblings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 7/19/2009

    " Enjoyed this book until the very end and then I found I was shocked. Who woulda' thought...... Mosley books are addictive. Just picked up "Fearless Jones" and can't wait to start it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 6/3/2009

    " A good yarn, but not his best. My guess is that this book end the Easy Rawlins series. I highly recommend this book and most of the other in the Rawlins series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 5/30/2009

    " A little different sense of Easy Rawlins, as he winds among the usual/unusual assortment of characters in his L.A. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/15/2009

    " Terrific portrait of a character in the African-American life during turbulent times. A private eye with questionable/violent friends searches for love, solves crime and uses police brutality to his advantage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harley | 3/13/2009

    " I love the character of Easy Rawlins. Mosley is one of my favorite mystery writers. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Michael Boatman is an Image Award–nominated actor and writer who is best known for his roles in the television series China Beach, Spin City, and Arliss. He has also appeared in the major motion pictures The Peacemaker and Hamburger Hill. His audiobook narration has garnered eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and earned him the prestigious Audie Award in 2008 and 2010.