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A Little Yellow Dog
Easy Rawlins has taken a job as head custodian in a Los Angeles school. A black teacher asks him to take care of her dog, because she is having trouble with her husband. When her husband's twin brother turns up dead on school property, Easy tries to find out what happened, only to discover that her husband has been shot as well and the teacher has disappeared. The police suspect that he is involved, and he feels that he must find out what really hap...
A Red Death
Easy Rawlins is threatened with prison for tax evasion, but an FBI agent offers to get him off the hook if he helps get the goods on a Communist union organizer named Wenzler. In the course of Rawlins' investigation, a woman is killed in an apartment building he owns, and the pastor of a church at which he is working is killed together with a woman with whom he is having sex. Rawlins is accused by the police. Later Wenzler is also killed. Rawlins mus...
Black Betty
Easy Rawlins is hired to find Elizabeth Eady, a black woman who is missing from the house of her rich employer who has just died. He discovers that her brother has been killed, and as he continues to search for her he learns that she was the mistress of the wealthy dead man and had two children with him. He also discovers that she is the heir to his fortune. The police seem to want to blame Elizabeth for the murder of her employer, and Easy must try...
Cinnamon Kiss
Easy Rawlins needs a lot of money to pay for medical care that will save his daughter's life. He even considers robbing an armored car with his bestfriend, Mouse, but he is offered a lucrative job. A wealthy eccentric and his mysterious "Girl Friday" hire him to find Cinnamon Cargill. She is the link to the man who alledgedly stole some highly important papers which the owner wants returned. In San Francisco, Easy finds the suspected thief too late: dead...

Mosley booklist

Fear Of The Dark
In 1956 Watts, Paris Minton is the owner of a used bookstore where he barely squeaks out a living. In this, the third entry in the Fearless Jones series, Minton has trouble come his way right from the start. His cousin Ulysses "Useless" S. Grant IV shows up at his shop, and is in caught up in scheme that's gotten out of control. After refusing to get involved with "Useless", A sultry young white woman shows up at Mintons shop named Jessa. The well-endowe...
Fearless Jones
Little, Brown; Jun 2001; 24.95; 320 pp. ISBN: 1586210610 In 1954 Watts, Paris Minton feels very proud of himself because though he is a rare black shopkeeper, his used bookstore makes enough money to pay his bills. However, his world bursts apart when Elana Love enters his establishment and asks Paris a few questions about a former neighbor, a local church headed by Reverend Grove, that recently moved out in the middle of the night. A few m...
Fears Itself
Fear Itself Little, Brown, Jul 2003, 24.95, 316 pp. ISBN: 0316591122 In 1955 Los Angeles, Leora Hartman hires Fearless Jones to find Kit Mitchell, the father of her son, who simply vanished. Though the case seems quite simple, finding someone who appears to have just moved on, Fearless quickly concludes he needs some intellectual help and who better than a book lover would suffice? So he enlists his friend, book seller Paris Minton to help him. ...
Gone Fishin'
“Gone Fishin” takes Easy Rawlins back to 1939 in Houston. His friend Mouse persuades him to drive to Pariah, Texas to get some money from his estranged stepfather for his impending marriage. En route they pick up a young man and his teenage girlfriend who are running from the law and Mouse offers to help them hide with a woman he knows in Pariah. After Easy gets sick, Mouse tricks the young man into helping him coerce his stepfather into giving hi...
Little Scarlet
Little, Brown, Jul 2004, 24.95, 320 pp. ISBN: 0316073032 In 1965, the riots have devastated Los Angeles, but Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins knows that atrocities will follow as some of the mom and pop storeowners will lose more than their livelihood in the aftermath. As he tries to keep a friend Theodore Steinman safe, LAPD Detective Suggs demands that Easy come with him or face arrest for practicing private sleuthing without a license, not that a Negro...
Six Easy Pieces
Atria, Jan 2003, 24.00, 208 pp. ISBN: 0743442520 This seven-story anthology focuses on the life of Easy Rawlins as he tries to serve as a role model for his two kids, be faithful to his sweetheart, and stay off the streets of 1964 Watts. Six of the tales were included one at a time with the recent releases of the first six Mouse novels. Yet in spite of the not long ago reissues of these tales, fans will relish seeing them along with one new sto...

Walter Mosley list of books

The Man in My Basement
Little, Brown, Jan 2004, 22.95, 248 pp. ISBN: 0316570826 Charles Blakey can claim American descendents back to the seventeenth century that would make many DAR members envious except that his ancestors were free blacks. He lives in the same house as seven generations of Blakeys have in Sag Harbor, New York, but feels more like an aimless wastrel when he looks back at his ancestor's accomplishments. Currently, he needs money or soon he will be d...
White Butterfly
Three black party girls have been tortured and murdered, but no one seems to care until a white girl is also murdered. Then the police ask Easy Rawlins for help. They feel he would be more likely to get cooperation in the ghetto than they would. Easy refuses at first, but changes his mind when they threaten to start arresting people if he doesn't help. He discovers that one of the black women was last seen with a crazy black man from Oakland, and...