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    • Fear Itself

    • A Fearless Jones Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Don Cheadle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    Paris Minton is a man who would just as soon walk away from trouble as stand up to it. But in 1950s Los Angeles, sometimes trouble just comes and gets you. When one of L.A.'s wealthiest women hires Paris and his friend Fearless Jones to find a missing nephew, Paris steps into the a complex and terrifying corner of the black bourgeoisie, and wonders whom he should fear more - the people he's looking for or the people he's working for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By Jody R. Nathan on 03-10-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • 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 2,244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,911
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,906

    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

    • Down the River unto the Sea

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,156

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Bad Boy Brawly Brown

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: M. E. Willis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mazing

    • By Rosalyne on 06-02-08

    Regular price: $34.60

    • A Red Death

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444

    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

    • John Woman

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    At 12 years old, Cornelius secretly takes over his father's job at a silent film theater in New York's East Village. Five years later, as his father, Herman, lives out his last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that the person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself as Professor John Woman and spreading Herman's teachings. But some are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and they might know something about the facts of his hidden past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walter Mosley Delivers

    • By Mark Edens on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    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

    • 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 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    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

    • Little Green

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good to the last drop as always.

    • By Nathaniel Eason on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Charcoal Joe

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    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

    • Cinnamon Kiss

    • A Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    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

    • Fearless Jones

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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

    • Gone Fishin'

    • An Easy Rawlins Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Paul Winfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Introduction

    • By JReader on 02-12-19

    Regular price: $10.46

    • A Little Yellow Dog

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Howard Weinberger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    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

    • Little Scarlet

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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

    • 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 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • Blonde Faith

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Easy Rawlins, LA's most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Christmas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows this could only mean the ex-Marine Black is probably dead or will be soon. Blonde Faith: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable!!

    • By Captivated Listener!! on 12-16-18

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 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 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glad to have Easy Rawlins and Mouse back on the scene. They were missed.

    • By carolina girl on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Right Mistake

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    From award-winning author Walter Mosley comes the third work featuring hardened ex-con turned street philosopher Socrates Fortlow. Organizing other troubled individuals, Socrates starts the Thursday Night Thinkers' Meeting, in which members discuss "the world and what would be the right thing to do."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Saving the best for last

    • By Manifesta on 06-06-15

    Regular price: $24.49

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