Walter Mosley


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    Private Investigator

    May-2015

    The welcome return of Leonid McGill, Walter Mosley's NYC-based private eye, his East Coast foil to his immortal L.A.-based detective Easy Rawlins. As the "Boston Globe" raved, "A poignantly real character, McGill is] not only the newest of the great...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2015

    A VINTAGE eBOOK ORIGINAL   Bestselling author Walter Mosley blends philosophy and humor in this thought-provoking exploration of race, sin, and salvation. It is the story of two men—one human and one angel—who have the power to topple heaven. ...

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    Science Fiction

    Feb-2015

    Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. "Inside a Silver Box "continues to explore the cosmic questions entertainingly discussed in his "Crosstown to Oblivion." From life's meaning to the nature of good and evil, Mosley takes readers on a speculative...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2014

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 13

    Rose Gold is two colors, one woman, and a big headache. 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 Scorche...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2014

    In a Las Vegas hotel room, a man awakes to confront his destinyDreaming, Jack hears voices: a frightened child in a hospital, a woman cheating on her husband, a death-row inmate. When he wakes, the voices recede, but they do not vanish. He is in a lu...

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    Literary

    May-2014

    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 aft...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2013

    In this gripping and provocative eBook original novel celebrated bestselling author Walter Mosley explores the mind of an African-American man who is forced to re-examine his most closely held beliefs about race and about himself. Sovereign Jame...

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    Mystery

    May-2013

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 12

    When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress -- a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright -- he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (incl...

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    Science Fiction

    Apr-2013

    Stepping Stone: Truman Pope has spent his whole life watching the world go by. A gentle, unassuming soul, he has worked in the mailroom of a large corporation for decades without making waves, until the day he spots a mysterious woman in yellow. A wo...

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    Suspense

    Dec-2012

    A brand-new, eBook original crime novel from bestselling author Walter Mosley, "Parishioner" is a portrait of a hardened criminal who regrets his past, but whose only hope for redemption is to sin again. In a small town situated between Los Ange...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2012

    Hogarth “Trent” Tryman is a forty-two-year-old man working a dead-end data entry job. Though he lives alone and has no real friends besides his mother, he’s grown quite content in his quiet life, burning away time with television, the internet,...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2012

    Raleigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken. Then he hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, quit his minimum wage job and set his sights on one goal: reading the entire collection of lectures in the Popular Educator Libr...

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2012

    Merge: Releigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken. Then he hit the lotto for $26 million, quit his minimum wage job and set his sights on one goal: reading the entire collection of lectures in the Popular Educator Library, the ...

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    Literary

    May-2012

    New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley delivers two speculative tales, in one volume, of everyday people exposed to life-altering truths. The Gift of Fire In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing ...

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    Literary

    May-2012

    New York Times bestselling authorWalter Mosley delivers two speculative tales, in one volume, of everyday people exposed to life-altering truths. The Gift of Fire In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing m...

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    Literary

    May-2012

    New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley delivers two speculative tales, in one volume, of everyday people exposed to life-altering truths. The Gift of Fire In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man ...

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    Mystery

    Feb-2012

    A Leonid McGill Mystery - 4

    In the latest and most surprising novel in the bestselling Leonid McGill series, Leonid finds himself caught between his sins of the past and an all-too-vivid present. Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed...

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    Mystery

    Mar-2011

    When Walter Mosley published the first Leonid McGill novel, The Long Fall -- the acclaimed New York Times bestseller that is now being developed as a series for HBO -- it was clear that this new hero was a man with a past. He was a private investigat...

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    Mystery

    Mar-2011

    A Leonid McGill Mystery - 3

    Leonid McGill can't say no to the beautiful woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash and a story. She's married to a rich art collector. Now she fears for her life. Leonid knows better than to believe her, but he can't afford to turn her ...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2010

    Marooned in an apartment that overflows with mementos from the past, 91-year-old Ptolemy Grey is all but forgotten by his family and the world. But when an unexpected opportunity arrives, everything changes for Ptolemy in ways as shocking and unantic...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2010

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    Mystery

    Apr-2010

    A Leonid McGill Mystery - 2

    When New York private eye Leonid McGill is hired to check up on a vulnerable young woman, all he discovers is a bloody crime scene-and the woman gone missing. His client doesn't want her found. The reason will put everything McGill cherishes in harm'...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2009

    A Leonid McGill Mystery - 1

    Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer, a hard drinker, and not one to turn down a shady job for a quick buck. He's an old-school PI working a New York City that's gotten fancy all around him. Meanwhile, he's just trying to get by -- at least for his wife and ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2008

    Socrates Fortlow - 3

    Living in south central L.A., Socrates Fortlow is a sixty-year-old ex-convict still strong enough to kill men with his bare hands. Filled with profound guilt about his own crimes and disheartened by the chaos of the streets, Socrates calls together l...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2008

    Mistaken for another man, wily Tempest is accidentally shot by police. Sent to receive the judgment of heaven he discovers that his sins, according to St. Peter, condemn him to hell. Tempest takes exception to the saint's definition of sin; he refuse...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2008

    In this icy noir from a master of American fiction, the darkest secrets are the ones we keep hidden from ourselves. Ben Dibbuk has a good job, an accomplished wife, a bright college-age daughter, and a patient young mistress. Even as he goes through...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2007

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 11

    Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Chrismas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that the ex-marine Black is probably dead, or will be soon. Easter...

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    Suspense

    Jan-2007

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    Suspense

    Sep-2006

    Fearless Jones - 3

    When his cousin Ulysses S. Grant IV comes knocking, Paris Minton would rather keep the door shut, because "Useless" is a snake who brings bad luck wherever he goes. But trouble always finds an open window, and soon there's a man murdered on his books...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2006

    In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. Tommy is a lame black boy, cursed with health problems, yet he remains optimistic and strong....

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-2006

    Errol Porter is awakened by a strange prank caller, one who asks for him by name and claims to be his father. But Errol's father has been dead for years. Late one night, curious and a little unnerved, Errol sneaks into the graveyard where his father ...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2005

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 10

    It is the Summer of Love 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...

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    Fantasy

    May-2005

    Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up underthe watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious TallJohn, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him themeaning of freedom....

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jul-2004

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 9

    Easy Rawlins returns to solve a mystery set amid the flames of the hottest summer L.A. has ever seen. Just after devastating riots tear through Los Angeles in 1965 - when anger is high and fear still smolders everywhere - the police turn up at Eas...

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-2004

    Hailed as a masterpiece-the finest work yet by an American novelist of the first rank-The Man in My Basement tells the story of Charles Blakey, a young black man who can't find a job, drinks too much, and, worst of all, stands to lose the beautiful h...

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    Suspense

    Jul-2003

    Fearless Jones - 2

    Mild-mannered Paris Minton is delivered a pile of trouble when Fearless Jones shows up with a simple request: help find a beautiful woman's husband. Lending a hand gets him hit upside the head, hogtied, kidnapped, and threatened with a gun the size o...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jan-2003

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 8

    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." Ea...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jul-2002

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 7

    EASY RAWLINS IS BACK From master storyteller Walter Mosley, author of the New York Times bestsellers Devil with a Blue Dress and Little Yellow Dog, comes the eagerly anticipated return of private eye Easy Rawlins, in a dazzling new novel of passio...

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    Suspense

    Jun-2001

    Fearless Jones - 1

    Bookshop owner Paris Minton is minding his own business when a brief encounter with a beautiful stranger gets him beaten, shot at, robbed, and then burned out of the store and home. Paris needs help but his secret weapon -- brave, reckless WWII hero ...

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little fi...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2000

    It was never proven that Fera Jones was the product of SepFem-G, the outlawed genetics program that came out of the feminist studies program at Smith College. But one thing was absolutely certain: When it came to boxing, Fera Jones floated like a but...

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-2000

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    Suspense

    Jan-1999

    Socrates Fortlow - 2

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    Fantasy

    1998

    San Francisco in the sixties is already crazy when mysterious shafts of blue light touch the lives of random strangers: Chance, a suicidal grad student who needs a history to chronicle ...Orde, a scam artist turned prophet ...Claudia Heart, housewife...

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    Suspense

    Nov-1997

    Socrates Fortlow - 1

    After serving twenty-seven years in an Indiana prison for killing two people in a drunken rage, tough, brooding ex-convict Socrates Fortlow lives in a tiny apartment in an abandoned building in Watts, struggling to make sense of the anarchic violence...

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    in The Plot Thickens

    Mystery

    Nov-1997

    Joining together for a good cause brings out the best in today's top mystery and suspense writers! For this marvelously entertaining anthology, these outstanding contributors rose to a unique literary challenge: each penned a tale that ingeniously fe...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jan-1997

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 6

    In the beginning, there was Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins and Raymond "Mouse" Alexander--two young men setting out in life, hitting the road in a "borrowed" Ford headed for Pariah, Texas. The volatile Mouse wants to retrieve money from his stepfather so he ...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jun-1996

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 5

    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 h...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1995

    Soupspoon Wise is dying on the unforgiving streets of New York City, years and worlds away from the Mississippi delta, where he once jammed with blues legend Robert "RL" Johnson. It was an experience that burned indelibly into Soupspoon's soul -- nev...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jun-1994

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 4

    1961: Los Angeles' mean streets were never meaner ... or more deadly... .For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins the present looked bleak, the future worse. Ordinarily, he'd have thrown the two bills in the sl...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jul-1992

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 3

    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 dete...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jul-1991

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 2

    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 the favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Da...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jun-1990

    An Easy Rawlins Mystery - 1

    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 ...

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