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Mosley, Walter

Overview
Works: 409 works in 1,823 publications in 7 languages and 119,397 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Editor
Classifications: E895, 813.54
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Cinnamon kiss by Walter Mosley( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,128 WorldCat member 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 )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 3,096 WorldCat member 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
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley( Book )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,963 WorldCat member 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
Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,917 WorldCat member 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 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,890 WorldCat member 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 )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,776 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,722 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,565 WorldCat member 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 )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,549 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,488 WorldCat member 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 )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,447 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,415 WorldCat member 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
Little Green : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,383 WorldCat member 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
The last days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,319 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member 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 )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,065 WorldCat member 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
When the thrill is gone by Walter Mosley( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,035 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When City Hall fixer Alfonse Rinaldo asks Leonid McGill to investigate the disappearance of a girl who left murder in her wake, Leonid has no choice but to say yes, despite his reservations over Alfonse's motives
All I did was shoot my man by Walter Mosley( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Zella Grisham is accused of both shooting her boyfriend and stealing more than six million dollars from the Rutgers Assurance Corp., Leonid McGill investigates, while his own family life begins to unravel around him
The right mistake : the further philosophical investigations of Socrates Fortlow by Walter Mosley( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,354 WorldCat member 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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A little yellow dog : an Easy Rawlins mystery
Alternative Names
Walter Mosley Amerikaans auteur

Walter Mosley écrivain américain

Walter Mosley scrittore statunitense

Walter Mosley US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Уолтер Мосли

Уолтър Мосли

모슬리, 월터 1952-

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

Languages
English (510)

French (14)

Spanish (13)

German (5)

Chinese (3)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
A little yellow dog : an Easy Rawlins mysteryLittle ScarletBad Boy Brawly BrownBlonde faithThe long fallThe man in my basement : a novelAlways outnumbered, always outgunnedFear itself : a novel