Most widely held works about Walter Mosley
Most widely held works by Walter Mosley
A little yellow dog : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley ( Book )
40 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 2,452 libraries worldwide
Black PI Easy Rawlins, working as a school janitor in Los Angeles, is seduced by a teacher into taking her dog which her husband threatens 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 )
46 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,435 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.
Cinnamon kiss by Walter Mosley ( Book )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,433 libraries worldwide
Facing unprecedented financial troubles when his daughter requires a medical treatment, Easy Rawlins takes a job tracking down a missing attorney and legal assistant, but the assignment proves more complicated than anticipated.
Black Betty by Walter Mosley ( Book )
46 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 2,369 libraries worldwide
LA's black investigator Easy Rawlins, financially in the hole, must accept $2,000 from the oily white private eye Saul Lynx to track down one Elizabeth Eady, aka Black Betty. From her native Houston to her position as a housekeeper for a wealthy Beverly Hills family Betty's beauty and sensuality have left a trail of chaos. By the author of White Butterfly.
Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley ( Book )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,344 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.
Fortunate son by Walter Mosley ( Book )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,292 libraries worldwide
"Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother, Eric." "Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune - he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of these differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be."
The man in my basement : a novel by Walter Mosley ( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,282 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, agress to rent out his basement for the summer to a mysterious stranger.
Walkin' the dog by Walter Mosley ( Book )
36 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,218 libraries worldwide
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, he turns vigilante.
Always outnumbered, always outgunned by Walter Mosley ( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,209 libraries worldwide
A black murderer in Los Angeles tries to adjust to normal life after 27 years in jail. 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.
Fearless Jones : a novel by Walter Mosley ( Book )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,200 libraries worldwide
One day after meeting the mysterious Elana Love, Paris Minton is in so much trouble he has to get his friend, Fearless Jones, out of jail to help.
Blonde faith by Walter Mosley ( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,166 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.
Fear itself : a novel by Walter Mosley ( Book )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,150 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.
Fear of the dark : a novel by Walter Mosley ( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,117 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."
Gone fishin' : an Easy Rawlins novel by Walter Mosley ( Book )
50 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,107 libraries worldwide
A novel exploring the early years of Easy Rawlins and Mouse Alexander, protagonists in a current black PI series. The setting is Texas, the time the 1930s, and the two embark on a car ride which will engulf them in the bayou world of voodoo, sex and murder.
The long fall by Walter Mosley ( Book )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,058 libraries worldwide
Leonid McGill, a 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.
Devil in a blue dress by Walter Mosley ( Book )
78 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,013 libraries worldwide
Private detective Easy Rawlins looks for a gangster's girlfriend in 1940s L.A.
White butterfly by Walter Mosley ( Book )
45 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 1,936 libraries worldwide
In White Butterfly, 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.
A red death by Walter Mosley ( Book )
47 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,829 libraries worldwide
Nailed by a racist IRS agent for tax evasion, Easy Rawlins is asked by the FBI to infiltrate the First African Baptist Church to spy on alleged communist union organizer Chaim Wenzler, but the case soon takes a deadly turn, in a mystery set in 1953 Los Angeles.
The last days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,774 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.
Known to evil by Walter Mosley ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,764 libraries worldwide
Alfonse Rinaldo, the mysterious power-behind- the-throne at City Hall, the fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix--and he's come to Leonid McGill for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down.
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