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  • 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!"
  • 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"
  • 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."
  • 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
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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"
  • 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!"
  • 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"
  • 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 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."
  • 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 ....."
  • Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Novel | Walter Mosley

    Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Novel

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Paul Winfield
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    In the beginning, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins and Raymond "Mouse" Alexander were merely two young men hitting the road. In a "borrowed" 1936 Ford, they head for Pariah, Texas on a mission to retrieve money from Mouse's stepfather so he can marry his EttaMae. But on their steamy bayou excursion, Mouse chooses murder as a way out, while Easy's past liaison with EttaMae floats precariously in his memory. Easy and Mouse are coming of age - and everything they ever knew about friendship and about themselves is coming apart at the seams.

  • 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.

    LaTricia says: "very good read. I enjoyed every minute"
  • 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"
  • 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)"
  • 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.

    Pennye Neal says: "Not a fan of ME Willis"
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey | Walter Mosley

    The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
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    Ptolemy Grey is 91 years old and has been all but forgotten - by his family, his friends, even himself - as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life, until he meets Robyn, his niece's 17-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Old People Turn into Chores For The Young"
  • Fear of the Dark | Walter Mosley

    Fear of the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
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    For Paris Minton, a knock on his door is often the first sign of trouble. With family like Useless, who needs enemies? Yet trouble always finds an open window, and when Useless' mother, Three Hearts, shows up to look for her son, Paris has no choice but to track down his wayward cousin.

    Eli says: "disappointing"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
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