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    • Down the River unto the Sea

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start grows

    • By A. Brooks on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Devil in a Blue Dress

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,032
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,717

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beware of Mysterious Sexy Women with Big Suitcases

    • By Jefferson on 02-13-11

    Regular price: $21.95

    • A Red Death

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Rawlins is also an easy listen.

    • By Martin on 12-21-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Charcoal Joe

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Easy ever!

    • By Jason Jackson on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Gone Fishin'

    • An Easy Rawlins Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Paul Winfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just Ok

    • By Charli Yarbro on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $10.46

    • White Butterfly

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • honest and open

    • By bonnie on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Cinnamon Kiss

    • A Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Rawlins is way cool

    • By Scott on 07-29-06

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Black Betty

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm already looking fwd 2 my next "Easy" adventure

    • By Xavier on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $21.95

    • A Little Yellow Dog

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Howard Weinberger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's not what you say .....

    • By J on 04-05-03

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Blonde Faith

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not great

    • By Timothy Frescona on 10-27-07

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Little Scarlet

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Little Scarlet (Unabridged)

    • By Vincent on 09-14-04

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story weak ending.

    • By Andrew Menyweathers on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Fearless Jones

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mosley at Perfection

    • By Gypsy Wife on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read!

    • By Kimberly on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

    • A Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 183

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do you Debbie!

    • By N. Bradley on 12-30-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Six Easy Pieces

    • Easy Rawlins Stories
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: M.E. Willis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Before LIttle Scarlet and Cinnamon Kiss

    • By Catriona on 01-03-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • And Sometimes I Wonder About You

    • A Leonid McGill Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait until his next book!

    • By cheyntarie on 05-15-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Long Fall

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 234

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am N love!

    • By Nicole on 03-31-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Fear of the Dark

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Eli on 11-30-07

    Regular price: $17.09

    • When the Thrill Is Gone

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    How can Leonid McGill say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No The Thrill is not Gone

    • By Nicole on 04-09-11

    Regular price: $28.00

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