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Mosley, Walter

Overview
Works: 313 works in 1,868 publications in 18 languages and 126,614 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.O88456, 813.54
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Cinnamon kiss by Walter Mosley( Book )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 3,240 libraries worldwide
In 1968, facing unprecedented financial troubles when his daughter requires a medical treatment, L.A. private investigator Easy Rawlins takes a job in San Francisco tracking down a wealthy missing attorney, Axel Bowers, and his legal assistant/lover, Cinnamon Cargill. But the assignment proves more complicated than anticipated
A little yellow dog : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley( Book )
46 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 3,189 libraries worldwide
Black PI Easy Rawlins, working as a school janitor in Los Angeles, is seduced by a teacher into taking her dog, which her husband is threatening to kill. When the husband is murdered, Rawlins becomes the prime suspect and must clear his name. By the author of Black Betty
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley( Book )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 3,105 libraries worldwide
Just after devastating riots tear through Los Angeles in 1965- when anger is high and fear still smolders everywhere-the police turn up at Easy Rawlins doorstep
Devil in a blue dress by Walter Mosley( Book )
112 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 3,088 libraries worldwide
Private detective Easy Rawlins looks for a gangster's girlfriend in 1940s L.A
Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley( Book )
41 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,017 libraries worldwide
Trying to locate a family friend who has become involved with a radical resistance group, Easy Rawlins stumbles onto a murder scene only to be named a suspect, and he finds himself exploring a world of betrayal, trying to stay alive
Blonde faith by Walter Mosley( Book )
28 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,969 libraries worldwide
Easy Rawlins comes home from work and finds more trouble on his doorstep in a day than most men encounter in a lifetime. A friend has left his daughter at Easy's house without so much as a note. Clearly this friend, Christmas Black, a veteran of Vietnam, fears for his life and his daughter's. Easy's closest friend Mouse has disappeared too--and Mouse's wife tells Easy that he is wanted for murder. Worst of all, Easy's longtime lover tells him that she plans to marry another man. In a world of hurt, Easy strikes out on his own to try to find one friend, save another, and save himself from the pain that is driving him out of his mind
Black Betty by Walter Mosley( Book )
57 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,961 libraries worldwide
LA's black investigator Easy Rawlins, financially in the hole, must accept $2,000 from the oily white private eye Saul Lynx to track down one Elizabeth Eady, aka Black Betty. From her native Houston to her position as a housekeeper for a wealthy Beverly Hills family Betty's beauty and sensuality have left a trail of chaos. By the author of White Butterfly
The long fall by Walter Mosley( Book )
34 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,842 libraries worldwide
Leonid McGill, a black New York City private detective, tries to put his past life behind him, to go "from crooked to slightly bent." But it's not that easy when someone like Tony "The Suit" Towers expects you to do a job; when an Albany PI hires you to track down four men known only by their youthful street names; and when your 16-year-old son, Twill, is getting in over his head with a suicidal girl
The man in my basement : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
27 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,811 libraries worldwide
To save the home that has belonged to his family for generations, Charles Blakey, a young black man whose life is slowly crumbling around him, agrees to rent out his basement for the summer to a mysterious stranger
Always outnumbered, always outgunned by Walter Mosley( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,636 libraries worldwide
A black murderer in Los Angeles tries to adjust to normal life after 27 years in prison. Socrates Fortlow struggles with his conscience, tries to make amends, and grades himself at the end of the day. But he realizes he is a loser--once a convict, always a convict
Fear itself : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,622 libraries worldwide
Knowing a missing man to be innocent of the murder charge levied against him, Paris Minton hires former sheriff Jefferson Hill to investigate, but when the sheriff goes missing as well, Minton enlists Fearless Jones for the case
Fearless Jones : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,578 libraries worldwide
In 1950s Los Angeles, used-book store owner Paris Minton is in so much trouble one day after meeting the mysterious Elana Love that he has to get his friend, Fearless Jones, a World War II army veteran, out of jail to help
Gone fishin' : an Easy Rawlins novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
46 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 2,546 libraries worldwide
A novel exploring the early years of Easy Rawlins and Mouse Alexander, protagonists in a current black PI series. The setting is Texas, the time the 1930s, and the two embark on a car ride which will engulf them in the bayou world of voodoo, sex and murder
Walkin' the dog by Walter Mosley( Book )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,505 libraries worldwide
Socrates Fortlow, a former black convict in Watts, tries to go straight, holding a steady job, helping the town's youth and philosophizing with friends. But when a policeman starts raping and killing blacks, Socrates turns vigilante
Fear of the dark : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,478 libraries worldwide
"'I'm in trouble, Paris.' Paris Minton has heard these words before. They mean only one thing: that his neck is on the line too. So when they are uttered by his low-life cousin Ulysses S. Grant, Paris keeps the door firmly closed. With family like Ulysses - "Useless" to everyone except his mother - who needs enemies? But trouble always finds an open window, and when Useless's mother, Three Hearts, shows up from Louisiana to look for her son, Paris has no choice but to track down his wayward cousin. Finding a con artist like Useless is easier said than done. But with the aid of his ear-to-the-ground friend Fearless Jones, Paris gets a hint that Useless may have expanded his range of enterprise to include blackmail. Now he has disappeared, and Paris's mission is to discover whether he is hiding from his vengeful victims - or already dead. Traversing the complicated landscape of 1950s Los Angeles, where a wrong look can get a black man killed, Paris and Fearless find desperate women, secret lives, and more than one dead body along the way."--Jacket
Fortunate son by Walter Mosley( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Slovenian and held by 2,463 libraries worldwide
"Eric and Tommy's parallel lives are a story of self-determination and the true measure of fortune. The ties that bind this Adonis and his sickly counterpart, however, are thicker than blood, and when circumstances reunite Eric and Tommy after years apart, their distinct approaches to life may be the only thing that can save them from forces that threaten to destroy them."--Jacket
The last days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,370 libraries worldwide
Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that restores his mind, and he uses his last days--shortened now by the medical experiment--to delve into the mystery of the recent drive-by shooting death of his great-nephew, Reggie
White butterfly by Walter Mosley( Book )
49 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,311 libraries worldwide
The time is 1956 and, things being what they are, no one in official Los Angeles is much bothered as a serial killer proceeds to murder three black bar girls, leaving a distinctive mark each time. But when a white stripper, Cyndi Starr, aka "The White Butterfly" on stage, is similarly murdered - and she turns out to be a UCLA coed and the daughter of a politically powerful prosecutor - all hell breaks loose. The heat is finally on to find the killer
Little Green : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,306 libraries worldwide
Surviving a near-fatal car wreck and cruising the streets of the Sunset Strip during the heyday of the late 1960s, Easy Rawlins investigates the disappearance of a young African American, a case that is complicated by Rawlins's changing perspectives
The right mistake : the further philosophical investigations of Socrates Fortlow by Walter Mosley( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,378 libraries worldwide
After serving nearly three decades in prison for his deadly crimes, Socrates returns to the streets of South Central L.A. to connect with old friends and encourage new ones to join him in his campaign to get to the heart of gang violence
 
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Alternative Names
Walter Mosley Amerikaans auteur
Walter Mosley écrivain américain
Walter Mosley scrittore statunitense
Walter Mosley US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Уолтър Мосли
ウォルター・モズリイ
モズリー, ウォルター
モズリイ, ウォルター
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