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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"
  • 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!"
  • 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
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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."
  • 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."
  • 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!"
  • 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
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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!"
  • 47 | Walter Mosley

    47

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Ossie Davis
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    In his first book for young adults, best-selling author Walter Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom.

    Stef says: "Poignant, powerful tale, richly narrated"
  • Blonde Faith | Walter Mosley

    Blonde Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • 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
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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."
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Six Easy Pieces: Easy Rawlins Stories | Walter Mosley

    Six Easy Pieces: Easy Rawlins Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By M.E. Willis
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    The beloved Ezekiel Rawlins now has a steady job, a nice house with a garden, a loving woman, and children. He counts the blessings of leading a law-abiding life, but is "nowhere near happy," and though he tries to leave the street life behind, he still finds himself trading favors and investigating cases of arson, murder, and missing people. People who can't depend on the law to solve their problems seek out Easy.

    Catriona says: "Before LIttle Scarlet and Cinnamon Kiss"
  • Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 usual. But they've come to ask for his help.

    Vincent says: "Little Scarlet (Unabridged)"
  • Cinnamon Kiss: A Novel | Walter Mosley

    Cinnamon Kiss: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is the Summer of Love as Cinnamon Kiss opens, 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 treatment that costs far more than Easy can earn or borrow in time. And his friend Mouse tells him it's a cinch. Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers a job that might solve Easy's problem without jail time.

    Scott says: "Easy Rawlins is way cool"
  • 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 ....."
  • 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."
  • 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"
  • 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!"
  • 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!"
  • Known to Evil: A Leonid McGill Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Known to Evil: A Leonid McGill Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Leonid McGill-the protagonist introduced in The Long Fall, the book that returned Walter Mosley to bestseller lists nationwide - is still fighting to stick to his reformed ways while the world around him pulls him in every other direction. He has split up with his girlfriend, Aura, because his new self won't let him leave his wife - but then Aura's new boyfriend starts angling to get Leonid kicked out of his prime, top-of-the­skyscraper office space.

    Amazon Customer says: "Mirron Willis brings a book to life"
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