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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best seller Walter Mosley's sizzling new novel pits Easy Rawlins against his greatest challenge ever, a terrifying murder during the Summer of Love. 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. He has to track the disappearance of an eccentric prominent attorney. His assistant of sorts, the beautiful "Cinnamon" Cargill, is gone as well. Easy can tell there is much more than he is being told; Robert Lee, his new employer, is as suspect as the man who disappeared. But his need overcomes all concerns, and he plunges into unfamiliar territory, from the newfound hippie enclaves to a vicious plot that stretches back to the battlefields of Europe.
©2005 Walter Mosley (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

  • 2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Mystery/Thriller

"As ever, Mosley is able to capture the era, hippies, Watts, communes, in brief strokes that provide a brilliant background to Easy's search for solutions to both a convoluted mystery and complex personal problems." (Publishers Weekly)

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Mosley does it again

This read has its usual non-stop suspense, colorful characters and intriguing style. Loved it! A great listen.

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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 us to imagine.) His respect for characters with education, intelligence, and class is laudable in an age where our younger generation glorifies "gansta" culture. Knowing the world will not soon be color blind he describes the hues of the skin of every charachter he meets is a detailed and almost reverential way. Each tone, from very dark to very light, is a blessing not a curse.
The story is compelling as Mosely's detective searches the underbellies and skyscapers of the late 1960's LA and San Francisco in a desperate search to earn money to save his daughter's life by solving his case. It is very suspenseful towards the end. (P.S. - I have to except Rawlin's respect for Raymond "mouse" as a "master criminal" because as a private detective you can't realisticly work without underworld connections.) Great narration! The narrator has the cool easy but sensible and respectful tone of Rawlin's character himself.

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Music is horrible

I loved the story, great book but the music was horrible, I had to laugh at times because it really didn’t go with the story at all.

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Want a great mystery?

Loved it. Couldn't wait to get to the end to see who did the killings

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Mosley's stories are good

Mosley's stories are always well written thrillers. This story comes together after many many clues.

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Ummummmumm

Once again I’m totally intrigued n amazed.
Please Mr Mosley let me read for you.

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The story is another great crime story solved like only Easy Rawlins can do.

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easy never disappointing

I enjoy the characters and storyline was well told.. plot easy to follow.. I recommend this book..

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I truly enjoyed my first read


I would recommend this book to my friends. The plots were very dangerous and captivating.

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Deeply Moving!!

In Cinnamon Kiss, Walter Mosley has evolved as a writer of this particular genre. I love the way he has blended Easy's personal struggles with a web of murder and suspense that keeps you locked to the story all the way to the end. Once again Micheal Boatman does a fantastic job! In short....well done!

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Revisiting an author I used to enjoy

I liked this book and it was read very well. The musical interludes were not to my taste as I found them distracting and often over cheesy. The tale itself was enjoyable and nicely paced, bringing in the age old characters of Mosely and retelling connections of the past with reminders but nothing that would prevent a reader from making this their first stop into the Easy Rawlins collective. Would encourage me to check back into the rest of the series and pick up where I left off many years ago.