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  • Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

    Jefferson says: "Beware of Mysterious Sexy Women with Big Suitcases"
  • A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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....

    Martin says: "Easy Rawlins is also an easy listen."
  • Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 14 | Walter Mosley

    Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Jason Jackson says: "The best Easy ever!"
  • White Butterfly: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    White Butterfly: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed the word in the ghetto." But Easy turns them down. He's married now, a father -- and his detective days are over.

    bonnie says: "honest and open"
  • Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara. If they don't receive the money, weapons, and apology they demand, "Rose Gold" will die - horribly and publicly.

    Andrew Menyweathers says: "Good story weak ending."
  • Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 Hills.

    Kindle Customer says: "persumej1"
  • Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12 | Walter Mosley

    Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green" Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.

    Nathaniel Eason says: "Good to the last drop as always."
  • Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel | Walter Mosley

    Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Percy O'Hara
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 Johnny Fry is the story of Cordell's dark, funny, soulful, and outrageously explicit sexual odyssey in search of a new way of life. It marks new territory for the best-selling author of Devil in a Blue Dress and countless other books; it will surprise, provoke, inspire, and make you blush.

    Andrew says: "Long way from Easy Rawlins"
  • The Long Fall | Walter Mosley

    The Long Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
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    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. Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors: McGill's an old-school P.I. working a city that's gotten fancy all around him. Fancy or not, he has always managed to get by - keep a roof over the head of his wife and kids, and still manage a little fun on the side - mostly because he's never been above taking a shady job for a quick buck.

    Matthew says: "constant back story to do the heavy lifting."
  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned | Walter Mosley

    Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Living in an abandoned apartment building in South-Central L.A., Socrates is one step away from the streets. He bags groceries at the supermarket, collects bottles and cans to recycle for pennies, and feels himself slipping toward invisibility - that is, until he meets 11-year-old Darryl, whose already committed murder and is perilously close to slipping into a life filled with only violence and bloodshed. Socrates' determination to fight for and save Darryl lights his own pathway to self-forgiveness.

    Kimberly says: "Must read!"
  • Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World | Walter Mosley

    Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Richard Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system.

    Stephen says: "Masterful SciFi from a master of mystery"
  • All I Did Was Shoot My Man: A Leonid McGill Mystery, Book 4 | Walter Mosley

    All I Did Was Shoot My Man: A Leonid McGill Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from Rutgers Assurance Corp., whose offices are across the street from where Zella worked. Zella didn't remember shooting Harry, but she didn't deny it either. The district attorney was inclined to call it temporary insanity - until the police found $80,000 from the Rutgers heist hidden in her storage space. For reasons of his own, Leonid McGill is convinced of Zella's innocence. But as he begins his investigation, his life begins to unravel.

    Nicole says: "I have fallen in love again!"
  • And Sometimes I Wonder About You: A Leonid McGill Mystery | Walter Mosley

    And Sometimes I Wonder About You: A Leonid McGill Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman, his girlfriend.

    cheyntarie says: "Can't wait until his next book!"
  • A Little Yellow Dog: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    A Little Yellow Dog: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Howard Weinberger
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    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 vanishes, Easy's stuck with a couple of corpses, the cops on his back, and a little yellow dog who's nobody's best friend. With his not-so-simple past snapping at his heels, and with enemies old and new looking to get even, Easy must kiss his careful little life goodbye - and step closer to the edge...

    J says: "It's not what you say ....."
  • Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore: A Novel | Walter Mosley

    Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    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 terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore". But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process.

    N. Bradley says: "Do you Debbie!"
  • Fearless Jones | Walter Mosley

    Fearless Jones

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Walter Mosley, "one of crime fiction's brightest stars" (People), returns to mysteries at last! Fearless Jones is a dazzling new thriller, set in 1950s L.A. and featuring the most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins.

    Gypsy Wife says: "Mosley at Perfection"
  • Bad Boy Brawly Brown: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Bad Boy Brawly Brown: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By M. E. Willis
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    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. Bad Boy Brawly Brown is the masterful crime novel that Walter Mosley's legions of fans have been waiting for. This book marks the return of a master at the top of his form.

    Rosalyne says: "Mazing"
  • Easy Rawlins: Black Betty (BBC Radio Crimes) | Walter Mosley

    Easy Rawlins: Black Betty (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Clarke Peters, John Guerrasio, Alibe Parsons
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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 dirty work. Elizabeth Eady - ‘Black Betty’ - is as dark as midnight and just as beautiful. An old acquaintance of Easy’s when he was a child back in Texas, she had been working for a rich white woman in Beverley Hills, but left her job with no forwarding address.

    Robert says: "good "
  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned | Walter Mosley

    Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Paul Winfield
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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, scavenging bottles and delivering groceries to barely eke out a living.

    Jamie A. Bichler says: "loved this book!"
  • Blonde Faith | Walter Mosley

    Blonde Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (99)
    Story
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    Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend, Christmas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that ex-marine Black is probably dead, or will be soon. But Easter's appearance is only the beginning, as Easy is immersed in a sea of problems.

    Timothy Frescona says: "Good but not great"
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