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Charcoal Joe Audiobook

Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 14

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Publisher's Summary

Walter Mosley's indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve.

Picking up where Rose Gold left off in LA in the late 1960s, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins finds his life in transition. He's ready to - finally - propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he's taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and has, together with two partners, started a new detective agency. But inevitably a case gets in the way: Easy's friend, Mouse, introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe's friend's son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Rufus tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see his nephew exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour was literally found standing over the man's dead body at his cabin home and the racially charged motives behind it, that might prove to be a tall order.

Between his new company, a heart that should be broken but is not, a whole raft of new bad guys on his tail, and a bad odor that surrounds Charcoal Joe, Easy has his hands full, his horizons askew, and a life in shambles on the ground around his feet.

©2016 Walter Mosley (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    michael stjohn Chico, CA 07-19-16
    michael stjohn Chico, CA 07-19-16 Member Since 2014

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    Very good Mosely. Lots of bad guys whom Easy navigates gracefully. Lots of women wanting our detective.
    Boatman is the best with Mosely!

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    Andrew 09-10-16
    Andrew 09-10-16 Member Since 2009

    Long time listener, road warrior and crime detective fan. Himes, Parker, Patterson, Crais, Grafton ....

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    "Like catching up with an old friend. AND Boatman"

    This was a great listen. Easy is back and while life is good, he still finds a way to get in the deepest mess ... thanks to Mouse, as is often the case. We get updates on many of the old crew, good and bad. There alot to keep up with, but the story is pure Easy.
    As for the performance, Michael Boatman is Easy Rawlins ... period. They need to lock him in for however many more Walter does. I'm going to listen again on my next flight out west.

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    L. Albarado Millington, TN USA 08-30-16
    L. Albarado Millington, TN USA 08-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Easy Rollins"

    Moseley keeps the series interesting. Appreciate the secondary characters as well. Like just about anything he writes.

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    Me'Chelle H. 08-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "OMG... I loved it!"

    I can listen to a Walter Mosley Book everyday... They always hold my interest and attention.

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    Edward Fridie 08-11-16
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    "Good story, there are a lot of characters."

    Good storyline with several familiar characters . There seems to be a lot of people to keep tract of. Boatman is my favorite reader.

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    Carmella C. Jackson Philadelphia, PA 08-08-16
    Carmella C. Jackson Philadelphia, PA 08-08-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Another classic!"

    I've read every book in this series & they just keep getting better and better. Walter Mosley is one of the greatest mystery writers ever!

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    Roxanne 08-05-16
    Roxanne 08-05-16
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    "A great listen."

    Mosley hit home with this one. The narration was flawless. Plenty of twists and turns. The Easy Rawlings mysteries -great stuff!

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    Montray D Solomon 07-28-16
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    "Another impressive Easy mystery"

    I have read all of these, and they never disappoint. Mosley has created a character that I'm certain could exist in real life.

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    jl nunn 07-25-16
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    "Easy is back and better than ever."

    Walter Mosley has done it again. This book makes another chapter in the LIFE of Easy Rawlins. I could not out this book down for one minute. I read the hardback first then listened to the audio book. Great Job.

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    Amazon Customer CJackson, Virginia Beach Virginia 07-24-16 Member Since 2015

    Carolyn J.~ Virginia Beach Avid reader

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    "Nice narration Wonderful story!"

    Walter Mosley did it again with another superb Easy Rawlins mystery. This story picks up where he left us in the last book. It was nice to visit with Fearless Jones again, he is one of the favorite characters. Bonnie made me sooooo angry.. Nice narration and great performance by Michael Boatman...

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