Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Gator Green"
By Walter Mosley
(Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780743451789, 368pp.)
Publication Date: November 5, 2002
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thrown the two bills in the sleazy shamus' face -- the white man who wanted him to find the notorious Black Betty, an ebony siren whose talent for all things rich and male took her from Houston's Fifth Ward to Beverly Hills. There was too much Easy wasn't being told, but he couldn't resist the prospect of seeing Betty again, even if it killed him....
Walter Mosley is the author of five Easy Rawlins mysteries: Devil in A Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty and A Little Yellow Dog; three non-mystery novels, Blue Light, Gone Fishin', and R. L.'s Dream; two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield Wolf Award, and which was an HBO movie, and a nonfiction book, Workin' On The Chain Gang. He is a former president of the Mystery Writers of America, a founder of the PEN American Center Open Book Committee, and is on the board of directors of the National Book Awards. A native of Los Angeles, he now lives in New York City.
Elegantly crafted...Mosley's best book yet.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Marvelous storytelling.
San Diego Union Tribune Perceptive and poignant, humorous and horrifying...a rare blend of top-flight entertainment and incisive social comment.