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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Blood Grove – Available: February 2, 2021

Blood Grove: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

Walter Mosley’s infamous detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new mystery to solve on the sun-soaked streets of Southern California.

Ezekiel “Easy” Porterhouse Rawlins is an unlicensed private investigator turned hard-boiled detective always willing to do what it takes to get things done in the racially charged, dark underbelly of Los Angeles.

But when Easy is approached by a shell-shocked Vie

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Average rating: 3.9 · 138,825 ratings · 14,856 reviews · 128 distinct worksSimilar authors
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy...

3.89 avg rating — 21,268 ratings — published 1990
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

4.06 avg rating — 5,483 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Black Betty (Easy Rawlins #4)

4.07 avg rating — 4,528 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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A Red Death (Easy Rawlins #2)

3.94 avg rating — 4,423 ratings — published 1991 — 40 editions
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The Man in My Basement

3.68 avg rating — 4,447 ratings — published 2004 — 29 editions
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Little Scarlet (Easy Rawlin...

4.02 avg rating — 3,980 ratings — published 2004 — 36 editions
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Always Outnumbered, Always ...

4.17 avg rating — 3,726 ratings — published 1997 — 23 editions
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White Butterfly (Easy Rawli...

4.02 avg rating — 3,846 ratings — published 1992 — 31 editions
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A Little Yellow Dog (Easy R...

4.05 avg rating — 3,685 ratings — published 1996 — 28 editions
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The Long Fall (Leonid McGil...

3.76 avg rating — 4,243 ratings — published 2009 — 25 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)
3.97 avg rating — 62,950 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)
3.92 avg rating — 14,243 ratings

Fearless Jones Fear Itself Fear of the Dark
(4 books)
3.88 avg rating — 6,865 ratings

Always Outnumbered, Always ... Walkin' the Dog The Right Mistake
(3 books)
4.11 avg rating — 6,031 ratings

The Gift of Fire and On the... The Gift of Fire: A Novel f... On the Head of a Pin: A Nov... Merge and Disciple: Two Sho... Merge Disciple: A Novel from Cros... Stepping Stone and Love Mac...
(9 books)
3.50 avg rating — 1,462 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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