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Mosley, Walter

Works: 363 works in 1,888 publications in 18 languages and 125,702 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Interviews  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.O88456, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Walter Mosley
Cinnamon kiss by Walter Mosley( Book )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1968, facing unprecedented financial troubles when his daughter requires a medical treatment, L.A. private investigator Easy Rawlins takes a job in San Francisco tracking down a wealthy missing attorney, Axel Bowers, and his legal assistant/lover, Cinnamon Cargill. But the assignment proves more complicated than anticipated
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley( Book )
50 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,479 WorldCat member 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
Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley( Book )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Easy Rawlins is out of the investigation business and as far away from crime as a black man can be in 1960s Los Angeles. But living around desperate men means life gets complicated sometimes. When an old friend gets in enough trouble to ask for Easy's help, he finds he can't refuse. Young Brawly Brown has traded in his family for The Clan of the First Men, a group rejecting white leadership and laws. Brown's mom asks Easy to make sure her baby's okay, and Easy promises to find him. His first day on the case, Easy comes face-to-face with a corpse, and before he knows it he is a murder suspect and in the middle of a police raid. Brawly Brown is clearly the kind of trouble most folks try to avoid. It takes everything Easy has just to stay alive as he explores a world filled with betrayals and predators like he never imagined
Blonde faith by Walter Mosley( Book )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,330 WorldCat member 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, a veteran of Vietnam, fears for his life and his daughter's. Easy's closest friend Mouse has disappeared too--and Mouse's wife tells Easy that he is wanted for murder. Worst of all, Easy's longtime 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
A little yellow dog : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley( Book )
44 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,240 WorldCat member 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 is threatening to kill. When the husband is murdered, Rawlins becomes the prime suspect and must clear his name. By the author of Black Betty
The man in my basement : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,096 WorldCat member 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, agrees to rent out his basement for the summer to a mysterious stranger
Devil in a blue dress by Walter Mosley( Book )
88 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private detective Easy Rawlins looks for a gangster's girlfriend in 1940s L.A
The long fall by Walter Mosley( Book )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonid McGill, a black 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
Black Betty by Walter Mosley( Book )
55 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,024 WorldCat member 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
Fear itself : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,017 WorldCat member 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
Fearless Jones : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
31 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1950s Los Angeles, used-book store owner Paris Minton is in so much trouble one day after meeting the mysterious Elana Love that he has to get his friend, Fearless Jones, a World War II army veteran, out of jail to help
Fear of the dark : a novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,847 WorldCat member 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. Traversing the complicated landscape of 1950s Los Angeles, where a wrong look can get a black man killed, Paris and Fearless find desperate women, secret lives, and more than one dead body along the way."--Jacket
Fortunate son by Walter Mosley( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Slovenian and held by 2,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eric and Tommy's parallel lives are a story of self-determination and the true measure of fortune. The ties that bind this Adonis and his sickly counterpart, however, are thicker than blood, and when circumstances reunite Eric and Tommy after years apart, their distinct approaches to life may be the only thing that can save them from forces that threaten to destroy them."--Jacket
Walkin' the dog by Walter Mosley( Book )
31 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Socrates Fortlow, 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, Socrates turns vigilante
Always outnumbered, always outgunned by Walter Mosley( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black murderer in Los Angeles tries to adjust to normal life after 27 years in prison. 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
The last days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,687 WorldCat member 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
Gone fishin' : an Easy Rawlins novel by Walter Mosley( Book )
40 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel exploring the early years of Easy Rawlins and Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, protagonists in a current black PI series. The setting is Texas, the time is 1939, and the two embark on a car ride which will engulf them in the bayou world of voodoo, sex and murder
Little Green : an Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surviving a near-fatal car wreck and cruising the streets of the Sunset Strip during the heyday of the late 1960s, Easy Rawlins investigates the disappearance of a young African American, a case that is complicated by Rawlins's changing perspectives
White butterfly by Walter Mosley( Book )
43 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Known to evil by Walter Mosley( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,284 WorldCat member 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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Alternative Names
モズリー, ウォルター
モズリイ, ウォルター
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