Walter Mosley

in Los Angeles, California, The United States
January 12, 1952


Walter Mosley (b. 1952) is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, as well as numerous other works, from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novel and political monographs. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other publications. Mosley is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Grammy, and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.

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Trouble is What I Do

Trouble is What I DoMorally ambiguous P.I. Leonid McGill is back — and investigating crimes against society’s most downtrodden — in this installment of the beloved detective series from an Edgar Award-winning and bestselling crime novelist.

Leonid McGill’s spent a lifetime building up his reputation in the New York investigative scene. His seemingly infallible instinct and inside knowledge of the crime world make

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Average rating: 3.89 · 125,791 ratings · 13,281 reviews · 137 distinct worksSimilar authors
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy...

3.89 avg rating — 18,331 ratings — published 1990 — 61 editions
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

4.05 avg rating — 5,248 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Black Betty (Easy Rawlins #4)

4.07 avg rating — 4,299 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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The Man in My Basement

3.67 avg rating — 4,211 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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A Red Death (Easy Rawlins #2)

3.94 avg rating — 4,066 ratings — published 1991 — 19 editions
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Little Scarlet (Easy Rawlin...

4.01 avg rating — 3,780 ratings — published 2004 — 36 editions
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Always Outnumbered, Always ...

4.17 avg rating — 3,552 ratings — published 1997 — 22 editions
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A Little Yellow Dog (Easy R...

4.05 avg rating — 3,508 ratings — published 1996 — 27 editions
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White Butterfly (Easy Rawli...

4.01 avg rating — 3,572 ratings — published 1992 — 30 editions
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The Long Fall (Leonid McGil...

3.75 avg rating — 3,835 ratings — published 2009 — 24 editions
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More books by Walter Mosley…
Devil in a Blue Dress A Red Death White Butterfly Black Betty A Little Yellow Dog Gone Fishin' Bad Boy Brawly Brown
(15 books)
3.96 avg rating — 56,079 ratings

The Long Fall Known to Evil When the Thrill Is Gone All I Did Was Shoot My Man And Sometimes I Wonder Abou... Trouble Is What I Do
(6 books)
3.90 avg rating — 12,305 ratings

Fearless Jones Fear Itself Fear of the Dark
(4 books)
3.88 avg rating — 6,495 ratings

Always Outnumbered, Always ... Walkin' the Dog The Right Mistake
(3 books)
4.10 avg rating — 5,762 ratings

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“We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.”
Walter Mosley, Blue Light

“A peasant that reads is a prince in waiting.”
Walter Mosley, The Long Fall

“The job of the writer is to take a close and uncomfortable look at the world they inhabit, the world we all inhabit, and the job of the novel is to make the corpse stink.”
Walter Mosley


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