Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Walter Mosley's Next Easy Rawlins Mystery Hits the Streets May 14

Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
Walter Mosley

Easy Rawlins is back (even though his death seemed assured after the deadly car crash that ended his last Easy novel, Blonde Faith) and working on his next case. 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 conjuror woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.

For those of you who are not familiar with him, Walter Mosley burst on the literary scene in 1990 with Devil in a Blue Dress, the first Easy Rawlins mystery. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CCNY and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. Walter Mosley’s mystery novels have often been compared to those of Raymond Chandler, mainly because they share vibrant settings on the seedy side of Los Angeles in the middle decades of the 20th century.

Eleven books later, Easy (Ezekiel) Rawlins is one of a small group of private eyes in todays’ crime fiction who can be called unforgettable. So for Easy fans, May 14 will be a great day. We can all share in the return of this Mr. Mosley’s signature and most popular character.

Release date is May 14, 2013, but you can reserve a copy in advance.

Submitted by Lorraine Walker
Five Points West Library

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