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Walter Mosley


Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 37 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.

Walter Mosley

Books by Walter Mosley

by Walter Mosley - Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

A black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara. If they don't receive the money, weapons, and apology they demand, "Rose Gold" will die-horribly and publicly. So the FBI, the State Department, and the LAPD turn to Easy Rawlins, the one man who can cross the necessary borders to resolve this dangerous standoff.

by Walter Mosley - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

When famed black porn queen Debbie Dare comes home to her insatiable former porn star and "film producer" husband, Theon Pinkney, she discovers he has died in a case of hot tub electrocution while "auditioning" an aspiring "starlet." Burdened with his remaining debts, Debbie must reckon with her life spent in porn, her estrangement from her family, and the child she had to give up. She is done with porn, but now must figure out what comes next.

by Walter Mosley - Fiction, Mystery

Private eye Easy Rawlins and his murderous sidekick, Mouse, are looking for a young black man, Evander “Little Green” Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.

by Walter Mosley - Fiction, Mystery

As his own life unravels, Leonid McGill investigates a complex case. Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man in bed with her friend. Zella didn't remember shooting him, but she didn't deny it either. And the police found $80,000 from a recent heist hidden in her storage space.

by Walter Mosley - Fiction, Mystery

Leonid McGill can't say no to the beautiful woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash and a wild story. Leonid knows better than to believe her, but he can't afford to turn her away, even if he knows the woman's tale will bring him straight to death's door.

by Walter Mosley - Fiction


Ninety-one-year-old Ptolemy has sunk into a lonely dementia. But when a doctor offers him a new drug that guarantees he won’t live to see 92, but that he’ll spend his last days in total mental clarity, Ptolemy discovers a shocking and unexpected past.

by Walter Mosley - Contemporary, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller


In Los Angeles, during the year 1948, Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs....