Fear Of The Dark (Fearless Jones #3)
His descriptions are rich, he describes Cousin "Useless" as "a petty thief, a liar, a malingerer and just plain bad luck", don't we all know this person?
On top of that, his language is extensive, who else would say "errant eructation" rather than belching?
I'm 1/2 way through, and reading slowly, savouring this book. Paris is in a room with his friend Fearless, his aunt Three Hearts and a ...more
There are not enough accolades for me to praise Walter Mosley with. He elevates the hard-boiled, noir form by setting it in the black neighborhoods of Los Angeles, 1950s LA for the Fearless Jones series. His vivid prose brings alive the travails of a people trying to live in a society that has thoroughly st ...more
I think reading three such books in a short period of time wears thin. The schtick gets old. Still, the book posed an interesting problem. The crimes involved, in part, white victims. But the black victims would get no justice were the police called in. So Paris and Fearless had to work through things on ...more
Now that I've said what I didn't get, this is what I did get from F ...more
I was expe ...more
Although Walter Mosley is best known for his popular Easy Rawlins series, critics agree that the newer Fearless Jones books come in a close second. After all, they're close cousins, both set in Los Angeles in the 1950s and dealing with themes of racism, black culture, and social injustice. The newer series, however, written in similarly cool, witty prose, is lighter in tone. Reviewers praised Mosley's vivid, convincing characters__Fearless, of course, but also the women, including the intrepid T...more
The story is simply, Paris' cousin Useless comes to his house but Paris won't let him in because the last time he did the police showed up and a whole lot of trouble. And then Ulysses (called Useless by everybody but his ...more
A must read since descriptions reveal to much of the plot. HAPPY READING!!!!!!!!
Dilsa Saunders Bailey, author of Dreams Thrown Away,a romantic suspense novel available in Kindle format on Amazon.Dreams Thrown Away
This book included cousin Eustace (more commonly known as Useless), his mother Three Hearts (watch out for that evil eye), and Fearless Jones. I found the book to be totally enjoyable with enough action to keep me awake (unfortunately some of the time was when I should have been sleep ...more
Go ahead ... read all 3 books and enjoy more of the Mosley magic!