Six Easy Pieces (Hardcover)
Easy Rawlins Stories
Atria, 9780743442527, 288pp.
Publication Date: January 7, 2003
Now from the bestselling and award-winning writer comes "Six Easy Pieces. "The beloved Ezekiel Rawlins now has a steady job as senior head custodian of Sojourner Truth High School, 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." Easy mourns the loss of his best friend, Mouse. Though Easy 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.
A bomb is set in the high school where Easy works. A man's daughter runs off with his employee. A beautiful woman turns up dead and the man who loved her is wrongly accused. Easy is the man people turn to in search of justice and retribution. He even becomes party to a killing that the police might call murder.
Six of the seven stories in "Six Easy Pieces" were published in reissued Washington Square Press editions of the Easy Rawlins mysteries "Gone Fishin', Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty," and "A Little Yellow Dog." A seventh, "Amber Gate," is newly published here, making this new Walter Mosley classic a must-have for all fans of great fiction.