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A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | [Walter Mosley]

A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

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 racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....
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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 racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....

©2002 Walter Mosley; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Felisha Avery 04-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A little slow and hard to keep track of characters"

    But overall, Mosely stays true to protagonist Easy Rawlins! All the action is right where it needs to be and everything comes to a dramatic yet, puzzling end. The plot was a trifle confusing, I am curious and anxious to continue reading the next mystery Easy Rawlins mixes himself up in.

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    Martin 12-21-14
    Martin 12-21-14
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    "Easy Rawlins is also an easy listen."
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Red Death to be better than the print version?

    Don't know, listened didn't read it, so cannot say which is better. But I liked the narrator's voice in my head better than I like the one in mine.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good plot, well written, gets the social divide between ethnicities, the police and the American class structure pretty well - especially for the time period this book is set in.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Boatman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and equally good. I'll be looking for his narrations.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, wish I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book and the Easy Rawlins series!

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    Lashawn L. Doss Shawn1964 12-20-13
    Lashawn L. Doss Shawn1964 12-20-13 Member Since 2013

    I love to read and I love to listen to a good story!

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    "I love Easy Rawlins!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was a great book


    What did you like best about this story?

    I guess I enjoyed the mystery behind everything.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Boatman – was your favorite?

    Easy Rawlins of course.


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    "Great Story"

    I started reading Walter Mosley because John Grisham mentioned the author in the Racketeer. I have found this and other Walter Mosley books about Easy Rawlings very interesting. They have provided me with new insights of a culture very different to 21st century England. I particularly like the development of the character Easy. However, my favorite is Mouse, who I probably would not want to meet in person but always provides color to the stories.

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