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Walter Ellis Mosley (born January 12, 1952) is an American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring the hard-boiled detective Easy Rawlins, a black private investigator living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; they are perhaps his most popular works. In 2020, Mosley received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, making him the first black male to receive the honor. Personal life Mosley was born in California. His mother, Ella (born Slatkin), was Jewish and worked as a personnel clerk; her ancestors had immigrated from Russia. His father, Leroy Mosley (1924–1993), was an African American from Louisiana who was a supervising custodian at a Los Angeles public school. He had worked as a clerk in the segregated US army during the Second World War. His parents tried to marry in 1951 but, though the union was legal in California where they were living, no one would give them a marriage license.He was an only child and ascribes his writing imagination to "an emptiness in my childhood that I filled up with fantasies". For $9.50 a week, Walter Mosley attended the Victory Baptist day school, a private African-American elementary school that held pioneering classes in black history. When he was 12, his parents moved from South Central to more comfortably affluent, working-class west LA. He graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in 1970. Mosley describes his father as a deep thinker and storyteller, a "black Socrates". His mother encouraged him to read European classics from Dickens and Zola to Camus. He also loves Langston Hughes and Gabriel García Márquez. He was largely raised in a non-political family culture, although there were racial conflicts flaring throughout L.A. at the time. He later became more highly politicised and outspoken about racial inequalities in the US, which are a context of much of his fiction. He went through a "long-haired hippie" phase, drifting around Santa Cruz and Europe. Mosley dropped out of Goddard College, a liberal arts college in Plainfield, Vermont, and then earned a political science degree at Johnson State College. Abandoning a doctorate in political theory, he started work programming computers. He moved to New York in 1981 and met the dancer and choreographer Joy Kellman, whom he married in 1987. They separated 10 years later and were divorced in 2001. While working for Mobil Oil, Mosley took a writing course at City College in Harlem after being inspired by Alice Walker's book, The Color Purple. One of his tutors there, Edna O'Brien, became a mentor to him and encouraged him, saying: "You're Black, Jewish, with a poor upbringing; there are riches therein."Mosley still resides in New York City.Mosley says that he identifies as both African-American and Jewish, with strong feelings for both groups. Career Mosley started writing at 34 and has written every day since, penning more than forty books and often publishing two books a year. He has written in a variety of fiction categories, including mystery and afrofuturist science fiction, as well as non-fiction politics. His work has been translated into 21 languages. His direct inspirations include the detective fiction of Dashiell Hammett, Graham Greene and Raymond Chandler. Mosley's fame increased in 1992 when presidential candidate Bill Clinton, a fan of murder mysteries, named Mosley as one of his favorite authors. Mosley made publishing history in 1997 by foregoing an advance to give the manuscript of Gone Fishin' to a small, independent publisher, Black Classic Press in Baltimore, run by former Black Panther Paul Coates. His first published book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was the basis of a 1995 movie starring Denzel Washington, and the following year a 10-part abridgement of the novel by Margaret Busby, read by Paul Winfield, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The world premiere of Mosley's first play, The Fall of Heaven, was staged at the Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, in January 2010. Mosley has served on the board of directors of the National Book Awards. Mosley is on the board of the TransAfrica Forum.In 2010, there was a debate in academic literary circles as to whether Mosley's work should be considered Jewish literature. Similar debate has occurred as to whether he should be described as a black author, given his status as a best-selling writer. Mosley has said that he prefers to be called a novelist. He explains his desire to write about "black male heroes" saying "hardly anybody in America has written about black male heroes... There are black male protagonists and black male supporting characters, but nobody else writes about black male heroes."In 2019, after working in the writers room for the series Snowfall, Mosley was hired by Alex Kurtzman for a similar role on the third season of Star Trek: Discovery. After working on the series for three weeks, Mosley was notified by CBS of a complaint made against him by another member of the writers room for Mosley's use of the word "nigger" while telling a story. CBS told Mosley this was usually a fireable offence, but said no further action would be taken and asked that he not use the word again outside of a script. Mosley chose to leave the series, quitting without informing Kurtzman and Paradise and explaining his decision in an op-ed for The New York Times in September 2019. He did not identify Discovery as the series he was working on in the op-ed, but this was confirmed in reports on the op-ed shortly after its release. Legacy and honors Anisfield Wolf Award, for works that increase the appreciation and understanding of race in America. 1996 – Black Caucus of the American Library Association's Literary Award for RL's Dream 1996 – O. Henry Award for a Socrates Fortlow story. 2001 – Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for Richard Pryor's …And It's Deep Too! 2005 – "Risktaker Award" from the Sundance Institute for both his creative and activist efforts. 2006 – First recipient of the Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award for his young adult novel 47. 2007– NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction, "Blonde Faith". 2009– NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction, "The Long Fall". 2013 – Inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame. 2014 – Honorary doctorate from the City College of New York. 2014 – NAACP Image Award-nominated for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction, "Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery." 2016 – Named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America (see Edgar Award). 2019 – Edgar Award for Best Novel for Down the River Unto the Sea. 2020 – National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American LettersWorks Films and television Fallen Angels: Fearless (1995) (TV) Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) Always Outnumbered (1998) (TV) "Little Brother", episode of Masters of Science .... 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Six Easy Pieces book summary, reviews and downlod

Six Easy Pieces

4.5/5$12.99

Walter Mosley's bestselling and award-winning novels -- from Gone Fishin' to Devil in a Blue Dress, named one of the "100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century" by the Independent ...

When the Thrill Is Gone book summary, reviews and downlod

When the Thrill Is Gone

4/5$8.99

Leonid McGill can't say no to the beautiful woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash and a story. She's married to a rich art collector. Now she fears for her life. Leonid know...

Fearless Jones book summary, reviews and downlod

Fearless Jones

4.5/5$6.99

Mosley returns to mysteries at last with his most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins. When Paris Minton meets a beautiful new woman, before he knows it he has been beaten up, slept with, shot ...

The Long Fall book summary, reviews and downlod

The Long Fall

4.5/5$11.99

The widely praised New York Times bestseller, and Mosley's first new series since his acclaimed Easy Rawlins novels... Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer and a hard dri...

The Further Tales of Tempest Landry book summary, reviews and downlod

The Further Tales of Tempest Landry

4/5$10.99

A VINTAGE eBOOK ORIGINAL   Bestselling author Walter Mosley blends philosophy and humor in this thought-provoking exploration of race, sin, and salvation. It is the story of...

A Red Death book summary, reviews and downlod

A Red Death

4.5/5$14.99

It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a raci...

Fear Itself book summary, reviews and downlod

Fear Itself

4.5/5$7.99

Written with the voice and vision that have made Mosley one of the most entertaining writers in America, "Fear Itself" marks the return of a master at the top of his form.

All I Did Was Shoot My Man book summary, reviews and downlod

All I Did Was Shoot My Man

4.5/5$4.99

Zella Grisham never denied shooting her boyfriend. That’s not why she did eight years of hard time on a sixteen-year sentence. It’s that the shooting inadvertently led to charges of gran...

The Wave book summary, reviews and downlod

The Wave

3.5/5$0.99

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Blue Light" returns to the realm of science fiction. Errol is awakened by a strange prank caller claiming to be his father, who has been dead for ...

Charcoal Joe book summary, reviews and downlod

Charcoal Joe

4.5/5$11.99

Walter Mosley’s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to  solve.Picking up where his last adventures in Ro...

Merge book summary, reviews and downlod

Merge

0/5$7.99

Raleigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken. Then he hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, quit his minimum wage job and set his sights on one goal: reading th...

Cinnamon Kiss book summary, reviews and downlod

Cinnamon Kiss

4.5/5$1.99

It is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It's farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatm...

Black Betty book summary, reviews and downlod

Black Betty

4/5$14.99

1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thro...

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned book summary, reviews and downlod

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

4.5/5$12.99

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an "astonishing character" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socra...

Fortunate Son book summary, reviews and downlod

Fortunate Son

4.5/5$1.99

In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. Tommy is a lame black boy, cursed...

On the Head of a Pin book summary, reviews and downlod

On the Head of a Pin

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In Walter Mosley's On the Head of a Pin, Joshua Winterland and Ana Fried are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises when they make the most important discovery in the history of this...

RL's Dream book summary, reviews and downlod

RL's Dream

4.5/5$13.99

Soupspoon Wise is dying on the unforgiving streets of New York City, years and worlds away from the Mississippi delta, where he once jammed with blues legend Robert "RL" Johnson. It was an e...

Little Scarlet book summary, reviews and downlod

Little Scarlet

4.5/5$2.99

An irresistible story of love and death, this Easy Rawlins mystery takes place during the devastating 1965 Watts riots. Easy's hunt for a killer reveals a new city emerging from the ashes --...

The Greatest book summary, reviews and downlod

The Greatest

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It was never proven that Fera Jones was the product of SepFem-G, the outlawed genetics program that came out of the feminist studies program at Smith College. But one thing was absolutely ce...

Jack Strong book summary, reviews and downlod

Jack Strong

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In a Las Vegas hotel room, a man awakes to confront his destinyDreaming, Jack hears voices: a frightened child in a hospital, a woman cheating on her husband, a death-row ...

Fear of the Dark book summary, reviews and downlod

Fear of the Dark

4.5/5$6.99

Fearless Jones and Paris Minton, stars of the bestsellers Fearless Jones and Fear Itself, return in a high-velocity, larger-than-life thriller about family, betrayal, and revenge.

Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large book summary, reviews and downlod

Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large

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A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Young journalism student Felix Orlean is in over his head. Against his better judgment, he is temporarily under the empl...

Parishioner book summary, reviews and downlod

Parishioner

4/5$1.99

An eBook original crime novel from bestselling author Walter Mosley, Parishioner is a portrait of a hardened criminal who regrets his past, but whose only hope for redemption is to...

The Gift of Fire and On the Head of a Pin book summary, reviews and downlod

The Gift of Fire and On the Head of a Pin

4/5$11.99

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley delivers two speculative tales, in one volume, of everyday people exposed to life-altering truths.The Gift of Fire

Merge and Disciple book summary, reviews and downlod

Merge and Disciple

4.5/5$11.99

Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. Merge and Disciple are but two of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores...

Odyssey book summary, reviews and downlod

Odyssey

4/5$11.99

In this gripping and provocative eBook original novel celebrated  bestselling author Walter Mosley explores the mind of an African-American man who is forced to re-examine his most c...

John Woman book summary, reviews and downlod

John Woman

4.5/5$10.99

The New York Times bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins novels delivers “a taut, riveting, and artfully edgy saga” of one man’s self-transformation (Kirkus).

Little Green book summary, reviews and downlod

Little Green

4.5/5$9.99

When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress—a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright—he...

Rose Gold book summary, reviews and downlod

Rose Gold

4.5/5$9.99

In the sixties era of black nationalism, political abductions, and epidemic police corruption, Easy’s latest case will pull him—unremittingly and inevitably—into the darkest underbe...

This Year You Write Your Novel book summary, reviews and downlod

This Year You Write Your Novel

4/5$9.99

"A straightforward, friendly guide for aspiring writers" (Los Angeles Times): No more excuses. With award-winning author Walter Mosley as your guide, you can write a novel now

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey book summary, reviews and downlod

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

4.5/5$12.99

A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time. Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgo...

Down the River unto the Sea book summary, reviews and downlod

Down the River unto the Sea

4.5/5$9.99

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands...

The Expendable Man book summary, reviews and downlod

The Expendable Man

4/5$9.99

“It was surprising what old experiences remembered could do to a presumably educated, civilized man.” And Hugh Denismore, a young doctor driving his mother’s Cadillac from Los Angeles ...

A Little Yellow Dog book summary, reviews and downlod

A Little Yellow Dog

4.5/5$12.99

November 1963: Easy's settled into a steady gig as a school custodian. It's a quiet, simple existence -- but a few moments of ecstasy with a sexy teacher will change all that. When the lady ...

Inside a Silver Box book summary, reviews and downlod

Inside a Silver Box

4.5/5$11.99

Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. Inside a Silver Box continues to explore the cosmic questions entertainingly discussed in his Crosstown to Oblivion. From life's meaning...

Disciple book summary, reviews and downlod

Disciple

0/5$7.99

Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. Disciple is one of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life's cosmic questio...

The Man in My Basement book summary, reviews and downlod

The Man in My Basement

4/5$9.99

Hailed as a masterpiece -- the finest work yet by an American novelist of the first rank -- this is the mysterious story of a young black man who agrees to an unusual bargain to save the ...

Blood Grove book summary, reviews and downlod

Blood Grove

4.5/5$13.99

"Master of craft and narrative" Walter Mosley returns with this crowning achievement in the Easy Rawlins saga, in which the iconic detective's loyalties are tested o...

The Right Mistake book summary, reviews and downlod

The Right Mistake

0/5$11.99

Living in south central L.A., Socrates Fortlow is a sixty-year-old ex-convict still strong enough to kill men with his bare hands. Filled with profound guilt about his own crimes and dishear...

White Butterfly book summary, reviews and downlod

White Butterfly

4.5/5$14.99

The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they...

And Sometimes I Wonder About You book summary, reviews and downlod

And Sometimes I Wonder About You

4.5/5$4.99

The welcome return of Leonid McGill, Walter Mosley's NYC-based private eye, his East Coast foil to his immortal L.A.-based detective Easy Rawlins. As the Boston Globe rav...

Transgressions book summary, reviews and downlod

Transgressions

0/5$11.99

Forge Books is proud to present an amazing collection of novellas, compiled by New York Times bestselling author Ed McBain. Transgressions is a quintessential classic of never-before-publish...

Known to Evil book summary, reviews and downlod

Known to Evil

4.5/5$11.99

"The newest of the great fictional detectives" (Boston Globe) from the New York Times bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins novels. When New York private ...

Walkin' the Dog book summary, reviews and downlod

Walkin' the Dog

4.5/5$9.99

Socrates Fortlow, an ex-convict forced to define his own morality in a lawless world, confronts wrongs that most people would rather ignore and comes face-to-face with the most dangerous emo...

Trouble Is What I Do book summary, reviews and downlod

Trouble Is What I Do

4.5/5$10.99

Morally 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-winn...

Bad Boy Brawly Brown book summary, reviews and downlod

Bad Boy Brawly Brown

4/5$9.99

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 ...

Blonde Faith book summary, reviews and downlod

Blonde Faith

4.5/5$9.99

Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Chrismas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that t...

Karma book summary, reviews and downlod

Karma

4/5$6.99

From the author of the award winning Devil in a Blue Dress comes a short story rife with mystery and suspense, an enthralling introduction to the complex protagonist Leonid McGill....

Devil in a Blue Dress book summary, reviews and downlod

Devil in a Blue Dress

4/5$12.99

Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawli...

The Awkward Black Man book summary, reviews and downlod

The Awkward Black Man

4.5/5$12.99

A new collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award-winning author of Devil in a Blue Dress and Trouble is What I Do.With his extraordinary fiction and gr...

Best Seller Walter Mosley Audio Books of April 2021

Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress—a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright—he...

47 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

47 (Unabridged)

Kids & Young Adults$12.99

47 is the first young adult novel to be written by bestselling author Walter Mosley. A master storyteller, Mosley deftly mixes speculative and historical fiction in this daring novel. Set ...

Cinnamon Kiss: A Novel (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction] MP3 Audiobook

Cinnamon Kiss: A Novel (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

New York Times best seller Walter Mosley's sizzling new novel pits Easy Rawlins against his greatest challenge ever, a terrifying murder during the Summer of Love. It is the Summer of...

The Right Mistake: The Further Philosophical Investigations of Socrates Fortlow MP3 Audiobook

The Right Mistake: The Further Philosophical Investigations of Socrates Fortlow

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Living in south central L.A., Socrates Fortlow is a sixty-year-old ex-convict still strong enough to kill men with his bare hands. Filled with profound guilt about his own crimes and dishear...

Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction] MP3 Audiobook

Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

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. He expects the worst, as u...

Easy Rawlins: Black Betty (BBC Radio Crimes) MP3 Audiobook

Easy Rawlins: Black Betty (BBC Radio Crimes)

Mysteries & Thrillers$8.99

On the shady side of LA in 1961, African-American private eye Easy Rawlins can go places a white detective cannot. So when Saul Lynx needs a missing woman found, he hires Easy to do his dirt...

The Long Fall (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Long Fall (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

His name is etched on the door of his Manhattan office: LEONID McGILL, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. It’s a name that takes a little explaining, but he’s used to it. “Daddy was a communist and...

Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$18.99

Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man...

Merge / Disciple: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Merge / Disciple: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion (Unabridged)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$12.99

MERGERaleigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken. Then he hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, quit his minimum-wage job, and set his sights on one goal...

Down the River unto the Sea MP3 Audiobook

Down the River unto the Sea

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands...

Stepping Stone & Love Machine: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion MP3 Audiobook

Stepping Stone & Love Machine: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$19.99

Stepping Stone: Truman Pope has spent his whole life watching the world go by. A gentle, unassuming soul, he has worked in the mailroom of a large corporation for decades without making wave...

This Year You Write Your Novel MP3 Audiobook

This Year You Write Your Novel

Languages$14.99

"A straightforward, friendly guide for aspiring writers" (Los Angeles Times): No more excuses. With award-winning author Walter Mosley as your guide, you can write a novel now

Fear Itself MP3 Audiobook

Fear Itself

Mysteries & Thrillers$12.99

Written with the voice and vision that have made Mosley one of the most entertaining writers in America, "Fear Itself" marks the return of a master at the top of his form.

Blood Grove MP3 Audiobook

Blood Grove

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

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 i...

Dangerous Women: Original Stories from Today's Greatest Suspense Writers MP3 Audiobook

Dangerous Women: Original Stories from Today's Greatest Suspense Writers

Fiction$16.99

Award-winning editor Otto Penzler presents a collection of short and sizzling masterpieces of kisses and kiss-offs, gams and gats, published for the first time anywhere. In "Third Party," Ja...

Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel (Unabridged)

Fiction$17.99

When Cordell Carmel catches his longtime girlfriend with another man, the act he witnesses seems to dissolve all the boundaries he knows. He wants revenge but also something more. Killing...

John Woman: A Novel MP3 Audiobook

John Woman: A Novel

Fiction$16.99

A convention-defying novel by bestselling writer Walter Mosley, John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones into John Woman, an unconventional hi...

Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction] MP3 Audiobook

Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$25.99

Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can s...

Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

Walter Mosley’s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to  solve.Picking up where his last adventures in Ro...

The Man in My Basement MP3 Audiobook

The Man in My Basement

Mysteries & Thrillers$12.99

Hailed as a masterpiece -- the finest work yet by an American novelist of the first rank -- this is the mysterious story of a young black man who agrees to an unusual bargain to save the ...

Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$17.99

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. He expects the worst, as u...

And Sometimes I Wonder About You: A Leonid McGill Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

And Sometimes I Wonder About You: A Leonid McGill Mystery (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

The welcome return of Leonid McGill, Walter Mosley's NYC-based private eye, his East Coast foil to his immortal L.A.-based detective Easy Rawlins. As the Boston Globe rav...

When the Thrill Is Gone (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

When the Thrill Is Gone (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

Leonid McGill is back, in the third-and most enthralling and ambitious-installment in Walter Mosley's latest New York Times- bestselling series. The economy has h...

Diablerie: A Novel MP3 Audiobook

Diablerie: A Novel

Fiction$12.99

In this icy noir from a master of American fiction, the darkest secrets are the ones we keep hidden from ourselves. Ben Dibbuk has a good job, an accomplished wife, a bright coll...

The Tempest Tales MP3 Audiobook

The Tempest Tales

Fiction$9.99

The author of 30 critically acclaimed works, Walter Mosley has had his novels translated into 23 languages. The Tempest Tales, an Essence Book Club Recommended Read, features Tempest Landry,...

Elements of Fiction MP3 Audiobook

Elements of Fiction

Nonfiction$19.99

In his essential writing guide, This Year You Write Your Novel, Walter Mosley supplied aspiring writers with the basic tools to write a novel in one year. In this complementary follow...

Blonde Faith MP3 Audiobook

Blonde Faith

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

Blonde Faith: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! * Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home...

Fortunate Son MP3 Audiobook

Fortunate Son

Fiction$12.99

In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. Tommy is a lame black boy, cursed...

Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Novel MP3 Audiobook

Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Novel

Fiction$8.99

In the beginning, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins and Raymond "Mouse" Alexander were merely two young men hitting the road. In a "borrowed" 1936 Ford, they head for Pariah, Texas on a mission to retr...

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Unabridged)

Fiction$14.99

A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time. Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgo...

Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

Rose Gold is two colors, one woman, and a big headache.In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-bo...

Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore: A Novel (Unabridged)

Fiction$12.99

In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to t...

Known to Evil: A Leonid McGill Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Known to Evil: A Leonid McGill Mystery (Unabridged)

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The Walter Mosley and his new hero, Leonid McGill, are back in the new New York Times-bestselling mystery series that's already being hailed as a classic of contemporary noir.

The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion (Unabridged)

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The Gift of FireIn ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire—an event that set humankind on its course of knowledge. A...

Fear of the Dark (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Fear of the Dark (Unabridged)

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For Paris Minton, a knock on his door is often the first sign of trouble. With family like Useless, who needs enemies? Yet trouble always finds an open window, and when Useless' mother, Thre...

Blonde Faith MP3 Audiobook

Blonde Faith

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Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Chrismas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that t...

All I Did Was Shoot My Man (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

All I Did Was Shoot My Man (Unabridged)

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In the latest and most surprising novel in the bestselling Leonid McGill series, Leonid finds himself caught between his sins of the past and an all-too-vivid present.Seven years ago...

The Awkward Black Man: Stories MP3 Audiobook

The Awkward Black Man: Stories

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Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man co...

Easy Rawlins Black Betty MP3 Audiobook

Easy Rawlins Black Betty

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On the shady side of LA in 1961, African-American private eye Easy Rawlins can go places a white detective cannot. So when Saul Lynx needs a missing woman found, he hires Easy to do his dirt...

Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged)

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Detective Easy Rawlins returns in a mystery set in 1961 Los Angeles as Easy accepts a job searching for a beautiful woman nicknamed Black Betty who works as a housekeeper in Beverly ...

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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

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Three decades ago, the young Socrates Fortlow, in a burst of drunken rage, murdered a man and a woman. Free again, after 27 years of hard time, Fortlow is living in an abandoned building, sc...

White Butterfly: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

White Butterfly: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged)

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The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they...

Fearless Jones (Abridged Fiction) MP3 Audiobook

Fearless Jones (Abridged Fiction)

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Paris Minton is minding his own business when a beautiful woman named Elana Love walks into his bookstore. Within the next 24 hours, Paris has been beaten up, made love to, shot at, robbed, ...

Cinnamon Kiss: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Cinnamon Kiss: A Novel (Unabridged)

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New York Times best seller Walter Mosley's sizzling new novel pits Easy Rawlins against his greatest challenge ever, a terrifying murder during the Summer of Love. It is the Summer of...

Trouble is What I Do MP3 Audiobook

Trouble is What I Do

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Morally 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-winn...

Fear of the Dark (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Fear of the Dark (Unabridged)

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For Paris Minton, a knock on his door is often the first sign of trouble. With family like Useless, who needs enemies? Yet trouble always finds an open window, and when Useless' mother, Thre...

A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Unabridged)

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It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a raci...

Six Easy Pieces MP3 Audiobook

Six Easy Pieces

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New Easy Rawlins mysteries--original short stories from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning mystery author. As Carolyn See said in The Washington Post Book World: ...

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (Unabridged)

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Departing from his critically acclaimed Easy Rawlins mysteries, best-selling author Walter Mosley introduces Socrates Fortlow, an ex-con struggling to find his place in the world after 27 ye...

Manhattan Karma: Ein Leonid-McGill-Roman 1 MP3 Audiobook

Manhattan Karma: Ein Leonid-McGill-Roman 1

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Schon als Waisenjunge hat Leonid McGill gelernt, daß man einstecken können muß, um in New York zu überleben - besonders wenn man schwarz ist und einen seltsamen Namen hat. L...

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