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Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Michael Boatman Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Audio Length: Series:The Easy Rawlins Mysteries Release Date: April 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781594831553

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An irresistible story of love and death, this Easy Rawlins mystery takes place during the devastating 1965 Watts riots. Easy's hunt for a killer reveals a new city emerging from the ashes -- and a new life for Easy and his friends.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Walter Mosley is one of my favorite authors. I don't recommend him to everyone, though. His stories often take place in the tough streets of LA and the racial conflicts of the 30's-60's. The language and the situations are somewhat graphic, although probably accurate of the time. The most famous story by this author is Devil in a Blue Dress, which was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. "

    - Aleisha, 2/20/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " the easy rawlins books are always easy reading. nothing t complain about, a great airplane business trip book, with more heft for lit-lovers than the usual fantasy detective book. "

    - Bill, 2/18/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Rawlin's is always good, the way he mixes race relations into classic hard boiled street detective stories with Easy Rawlins as a man just trying to make it in a changing world. And ever since they made Mosley's first book Devil in a Blue Dress with Denzel Washington as Easy, I keep hearing Denzel's voice when I read, which is cool. But as I mature as a reader, I seem to have noticed that while Mosley has added a more new characters i.e Easy's adopted family, they are pretty empty. I think Mosley should focus on making his work more complexed( it seems that these novels have not developed over time) while the new characters seem only to be a drain on the story itself, if this makes sense? "

    - Eric, 2/14/2014
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " It's the fact that books like this become popular that makes me question the idea of being a writer. The average Bugs Bunny cartoon has fewer plot holes than this novel. "

    - Matthew, 2/2/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love the character of Easy Rawlins. Mosley is one of my two favorite mystery writers. I have an autographed copy of Little Scarlet. "

    - Harley, 1/29/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another book for my 20th century literature class (focusing on African American literature). A quick read dealing with issues of race in Los Angeles during the Watts riots. "

    - Rose, 1/29/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An entertaing crime book with Easy Rawlins working on a case in which a red-headed woman has been murdered. "

    - Phillip, 1/27/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Listened to the audio version read outstandingly by Michael Boatman. Ultimately lacking as a mystery story, the novel is painfully revelatory regarding race relations in the 60's. Set during the Watts riots but not about them as such. Mosley is a thoughtful, sensitive writer. The novel gives one a "gut" sense of black experience that no essay could provide. "

    - John, 1/19/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Set in the '60s, after the Watts riots, Rawlins is called in to help investigate a murder, so the cops can avoid stirring up trouble in the minority section of town. As usual, Rawlins gets more than he bargained for. "

    - Tom, 1/9/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The story begins with the Watts riots and explores their emotional and racial repercussions. There's a mystery, too, of course, and a plethora of interesting characters. Good read. "

    - Scout, 12/31/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fantastic! A great mystery that takes place in a great moment in time. "

    - Vicki, 12/7/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was a good mystery, and the setting in LA just after the Watts riots was intriguing, but for some reason I just didn't connect with the story. Instead of reading more books in this series, maybe I'll just add the Denzel Washington movie to my Netflix queue. "

    - Rebecca, 12/2/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Everyone should read this. Combines hard-boiled detective fiction with political commentary. Awesome. "

    - Elizabeth, 12/1/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I would read all his books. This was wonderful- lots of layers and well-written. "

    - Linda, 11/9/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " See Devil in a Blue Dress "

    - Rachel, 11/7/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " very nice mystery. reads like a charm "

    - Barry, 9/23/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Set in 1965 in the immediate aftermath of the Watts riots--well plotted but a little more heavy handed and sentimental than usual "

    - Mark, 9/22/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Just ok. Not his best work but maybe I've read too many if the easy Rawlins detective stories. "

    - Nicole, 8/22/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this one was good. set against the Watts riots, i think. "

    - RK, 5/25/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Easy, entertaining mystery. "

    - Miquixote, 5/7/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Mosely writes about African American living infusing his book with history and great commentary. Anyone who wants to get a feel for what its like to be African American in this country really needs to spend time with Mosley. Its good mystery and good history! "

    - Lynn, 7/28/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I'd like Easy Rawlins as my friend, definitely not my enemy. "

    - Karen, 7/27/2012
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I am being generous with my stars today. "

    - Kelly, 11/27/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Walter Mosley mysteries are ridiculously great. There are enough of them that it should be a weekly series on tv. it would totally kick CSI's ass. "

    - Dan-o, 8/13/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun, fast read. Mosley really makes the characters come alive. "

    - Linda, 7/17/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This one took me a while to get through, but not because it was bad. "

    - Benjamin, 5/9/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Continuing Easy Rawlings Series - Audio Book "

    - Randy, 4/20/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Easy Rawlins is the sexiest detective I've ever read about. Too many male investigators are white, single, drunks who live only for their work and regret what they've lost in their personal lives. I intend to read more books in this series. "

    - Adina, 4/5/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Should be required reading for anyone interested in the reasons for the racial riots in LA Watts in 1965. This is a real eye opener. "

    - Carol, 2/27/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " very nice mystery. reads like a charm "

    - Barry, 11/26/2010
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this some time ago, didn't remember doing so, and checked it out from the library. 100% I am entering this so I may remember having read it. The Easy Rollins books are my favorite of Mosley's books. "

    - Art, 11/19/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The story begins with the Watts riots and explores their emotional and racial repercussions. There's a mystery, too, of course, and a plethora of interesting characters. Good read. "

    - Scout, 7/29/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Easy Rawlins is the sexiest detective I've ever read about. Too many male investigators are white, single, drunks who live only for their work and regret what they've lost in their personal lives. I intend to read more books in this series. "

    - Adina, 2/2/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Walter Mosley mysteries are ridiculously great. There are enough of them that it should be a weekly series on tv. it would totally kick CSI's ass. "

    - Dan-o, 1/15/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Set in the '60s, after the Watts riots, Rawlins is called in to help investigate a murder, so the cops can avoid stirring up trouble in the minority section of town. As usual, Rawlins gets more than he bargained for. "

    - Tom, 12/16/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I would read all his books. This was wonderful- lots of layers and well-written. "

    - Linda, 12/9/2009
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Easy Rawlins during the Watts riots. Like all the Rawlins mysteries, this book stars not only Easy but the city of Los Angeles. Good mystery story. "

    - Everton, 12/4/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Should be required reading for anyone interested in the reasons for the racial riots in LA Watts in 1965. This is a real eye opener. "

    - Carol, 11/17/2009
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this one was good. set against the Watts riots, i think. "

    - RK, 9/13/2009
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great read! His characters are so lifelike, covers all the emotions and doesn't forget to make you laugh. "

    - Rhonda, 9/11/2009

About the Author

Walter Mosley is the New York Times author of more than fifty novels in several series, most notably fourteen Easy Rawlins mysteries, several of which have been made into major motion pictures. In 2020 he was a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and from the National Book Foundation. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame, and he is the winner of numerous awards, including an Edgar Award, O. Henry Award, the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Award, and and several NAACP Image Awards. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages.

About the Narrator

Michael Boatman is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and twice winner of the prestigious Audie Award for narration. He is a versatile television, film, and stage actor whose work on the hit TV show Spin City garnered him a GLAAD Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and nominations for two NAACP Image Awards. For his work playing Stanley Babson on the long-running HBO series ARLI$$, he was nominated five times for the Image Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.