Easy Rawlins

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,135 ratings

Devil in a Blue Dress Publisher's Summary

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.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 2,153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,822

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    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

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  • Book 3

    • 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 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    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

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  • Book 4

    • 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 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 224
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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

  • Book 6

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    • Gone Fishin

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  • Book 7

    • 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 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

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  • Book 8

    • 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 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

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  • Book 9

    • 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 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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

  • Book 10

    • Cinnamon Kiss

    • A Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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

  • Book 11

    • Blonde Faith

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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

  • Book 12

    • 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 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299

    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

  • Book 13

    • 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 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    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

  • Book 14

    • 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 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524

    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

    • Charcoal Joe

    • Easy Rawlins 14
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Lucian Msamati
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Life for Easy is uncharacteristically...easy. He's set up his own agency and is about to propose to his sweetheart, Bonnie. But all that changes when his old friend, Mouse - one of the deadliest men in America - appears at his door, asking for a small favour. The favour is to help the son of a friend of Charcoal Joe who has been wrongly imprisoned. Charcoal Joe is a mythical figure in LA, a man who pulls all the strings but is known to very few.

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