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Mosley, Walter

Works: 589 works in 2,155 publications in 4 languages and 128,732 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Noir fiction  Domestic fiction  Frame stories  Drama  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Walter Mosley
Publications by Walter Mosley
Most widely held works by Walter Mosley
A little yellow dog : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley( Book )
39 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,044 libraries worldwide
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
Devil in a blue dress by Walter Mosley( Book )
74 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,935 libraries worldwide
Private detective Easy Rawlins looks for a gangster's girlfriend in 1940s L.A
Black Betty by Walter Mosley( Book )
48 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,814 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
Blonde faith by Walter Mosley( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,769 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, fears for his life and his daughter's. Easy's closest friend, the man known as Mouse, has disappeared too. Worst of all, Easy's lontgime 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
The long fall by Walter Mosley( Book )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,732 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
Always outnumbered, always outgunned by Walter Mosley( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,516 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 )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,514 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 )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 2,427 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
Walkin' the dog by Walter Mosley( Book )
31 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,419 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
Little Green : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley( Book )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,391 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 Evander "Little Green" Noon, a young African-American, in a case that is complicated by Rawlins's changing perspectives
Fear of the dark : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 2,375 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 held by 2,345 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
Cinnamon kiss by Walter Mosley( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,253 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
White butterfly by Walter Mosley( Book )
30 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,154 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
Rose Gold : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley( Book )
25 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,134 libraries worldwide
When a boxer-turned-revolutionary kidnaps the daughter of a weapons manufacturer and threatens to publicly execute her in exchange for a lucrative ransom, Easy Rawlins is tapped by the LAPD to make a difficult border crossing to navigate an ensuing standoff
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley( Book )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,114 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. He expects the worst, as usual. But they've come to ask for his help
A red death by Walter Mosley( Book )
35 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,050 libraries worldwide
Nailed by a racist IRS agent for tax evasion, Easy Rawlins is asked by the FBI to infiltrate the First African Baptist Church to spy on alleged communist union organizer Chaim Wenzler, but the case soon takes a deadly turn, in a mystery set in 1953 Los Angeles
When the thrill is gone by Walter Mosley( Book )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,025 libraries worldwide
A beautiful young woman walks into PI Leonid McGill's office with a stack of cash. She's an artist, she tells Leonid, who's escaped poverty via marriage to a rich collector. A rich collector with two ex-wives whose deaths are shrouded in mystery. She says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Will sorting out the woman's crooked tale bring Leonid straight to death's door?
Known to evil by Walter Mosley( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,995 libraries worldwide
A mystery caller sends Leonid McGill to an uptown address 'just to check a girl's OK'. There's no explanation -- just a name, Angelique -- a reward, and the chilling knowledge that he's working for Rinaldo Alphonse, the most feared man in New York. What LT finds is a crime scene. A girl lies with her face blown off, her assassin felled by a knife. But the dead girl isn't the one LT was sent to find, and her killer's injuries don't make sense. The next day Alphonse comes calling: LT must find Angelique before the assassin's assassin tracks her down. Alphonse isn't the only one who wants a bit of LT's time -- the NYPD, finding his appearance too convenient, think they can finally put away the thorn in their side. But why do so many people want a piece of the apparently normal, clean-living Angelique? And why is the mafia coming after McGill, linking his sons -- shy Dmitri and streetwise Twill -- to the escape of a sex-trafficked Belarussian girl? As both plots career towards a thrilling finale, McGill must put his street know-how and book of lethal contacts to the test, while haunted by the reappearance of a face from his crooked past and his wife Katrina's continued infidelities
The right mistake : the further philosophical investigations of Socrates Fortlow by Walter Mosley( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,336 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 in the hopes of making a difference and saving the lives of others
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Alternative Names
Walter Mosley Amerikaans auteur
Walter Mosley écrivain américain
Walter Mosley escritor estadounidense
Walter Mosley scrittore statunitense
Walter Mosley US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Walter Mosley yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
Уолтер Мосли
Уолтър Мосли
모슬리, 월터 1952-
モズリー, ウォルター
モズリイ, ウォルター
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