Easy Rawlins
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  • 1

    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"
    Beware of Mysterious Sexy Women with Big Suitcases

    This is a solid, concise, well-written and well-read noir detective story set in Los Angeles shortly after World War II. The recently fired Easy Rawli..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2011 by Jefferson (Jonan-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan)
  • 2

    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....

    Lashawn L. Doss says: "I love Easy Rawlins!"
    I love Easy Rawlins!

    Yes, it was a great book

    Reviewed on December 20 2013 by Lashawn L. Doss (Shawn1964)
  • 3

    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"
    honest and open

    There was an almost brutal honesty about the people and times of this book that made me whince a few times .. and when it was over I wanted more

    Reviewed on October 04 2010 by bonnie ()
  • 4

    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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    (69)
    Story
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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.

    Marion says: "persumej1"
    persumej1

    I love Walter Mosley, and Black Betty did not let me down. It was a great Easy Rawlins contuation. great book.

    Reviewed on May 14 2011 by Marion (Brooklyn, NY, United States)
  • 5

    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 ....."
    It's not what you say .....

    This title has potential and builds on the Easy Rawlins saga; a chapter from his middle-age. Easy's 8 to 5 job (and how he got it), his reluctant ret..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 05 2003 by J (WHEATON, IL, United States)
  • 6

    Gone Fishin

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    • By Walter Mosley
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  • 7

    Bad Boy Brawly Brown: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By M. E. Willis
    Overall
    (97)
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    (38)
    Story
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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"
    Mazing

    This book was great !!! Strong suggest listening to it.

    Reviewed on June 02 2008 by Rosalyne (Humble, TX, USA)
  • 8

    Six Easy Pieces: Easy Rawlins Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By M.E. Willis
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    Overall
    (81)
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    Story
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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"
    Before LIttle Scarlet and Cinnamon Kiss

    This is a great collection of EZ short stories by Walter Mosley. They come between A Little Yellow Dog and Little Scarlet, and fill in a lot of the g..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2006 by Catriona (Oakland, CA, United States)
  • 9

    Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    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)"
    Little Scarlet (Unabridged)

    I enjoyed this audio book and found it hard to turn it off.
    Easy's supporting cast of characters (with the exception of Mouse) are not very stro..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2004 by Vincent (Oxon Hill, MD, USA)
  • 10

    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"
    Easy Rawlins is way cool

    Walter Mosley's detective is one likeable and respectable guy. He reminds you occasionally of what it is like to live with racism (hard for some of u..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2006 by Scott (Roseville, CA, United States)
  • 11

    Blonde Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
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    (35)
    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"
    Good but not great

    Good book not one of the best in the series but still very good. I dislike these dramatic endings he writes only to retcon them in the next book.

    Reviewed on October 27 2007 by Timothy Frescona (ATX)
  • 12

    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
    Overall
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    Performance
    (99)
    Story
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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.

    Kim says: "Mosley and EZ - Older, wiser, better than ever."
    Mosley and EZ - Older, wiser, better than ever.

    Walter Mosley's sweet, streetwise Easy Rawlins detective was last seen drunkenly plummeting from Highway 1 into presumed oblivion. Readers have waited..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2013 by Kim (Lakewood, CO, USA)