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Little Scarlet (Easy Rawlins Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

From the acclaimed Walter Mosley, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Boy Brawly Brown and Fear Itself, comes his most riveting and provocative Easy Rawlins novel ever — a searing story of murder and fury. Watts is smoldering in ruins — and the cops are on Easy Rawlins's doorstep. Easy expects the worst, as usual. But, incredibly, they're asking for his help. A redheaded woman known as Little Scarlet had sheltered a man during the riots. Witnesses later saw him fleeing her building; not long after, Little Scarlet was found viciously murdered. Now, with his old friend Mouse at his side, Easy follows the case's single clue across Los Angeles. The missing man is the key, but he's only the beginning. Hidden in the heart of the city is a killer whose red-hot rage is as fierce as the fires that rocked L.A.

Review:

"Mosley's novel is leaner...the racist self-hatreds, horrors, terrors and tribulations are more apparent, more passionate and fervent..." Providence Journal

Review:

"A thing of beauty....Fluid, economical prose, rich characterizations and a cleverly plotted story make for the kind of mystery reading experience few writers provide." People, Critics Choice

Review:

"This is a page turner that finds the time to pose the question: how many different ways are there to define heartbreak? We lost count about halfway through." Newsweek

Review:

"One of the best entries in the Easy Rawlins saga....A provocative, chance-taking tale as fresh as a debut novel." Wall Street Journal

Review:

"A terrific yarn from a tormented moment in recent American history." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Mosley has created an indispensable picture of the city in the '60s....Mosley has not so much written the story of Little Scarlet has detonated it." LA Times Book Review

Review:

"One of the best books in the Rawlins saga...the writer's supreme achievement so far." Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Mosley's unflinching admissions about race relations will startle some readers and satisfy many more." Oprah Magazine

Review:

"Nobody, but nobody, writes this stuff like Mosley." Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Mosley is as compelling a storyteller as anyone writing in the mystery genre today. He is a master of pace and suspense." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Mosley has effectively opened up a new dimension, weaving murder, race and the conflicting pulls of the streets and of the family into a kind of tapestry illustrating Easy's inner life." Newsday

Review:

"A stellar addition to this superb series, Little Scarlet is graced with deep pathos and power." Boston Globe

Review:

"Little Scarlet quickly evolves into one of the strongest entries in Mosley's already formidable series." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Review:

"The best Easy novel in years!" Library Journal (starred review)

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"This time he comes up with a winner." Grade: A Entertainment Weekly

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"[D]emonstrates the reach and power of the genre, combining a deeply involving mystery with vigorous characterizations and probing commentary about race relations in America" Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Review:

"Easy Rawlins sizzles as Watts burns." Kirkus (starred review)

Review:

"[A] powerful stand-alone novel, though longtime fans will appreciate how the series' characters and racial themes have deepened over time." Time Out New York

Review:

"Little Scarlet is a compelling portrait of a painful era, peopled by living, breathing, unforgettable characters. This may be Walter Mosley's best." Jonathan Kellerman, author of Therapy

Review:

"Little Scarlet is a masterwork. Walter Mosley is one of America?s most exciting, incisive writers." George Pelecanos, author of Hard Revolution

Review:

"Mosley's writing is so beautiful, so powerful, that I let the anger boil off the pages to the side of me while I stayed in it and finished what is a great novel, a significant addition to the story of America." San Jose Mercury News

Review:

"[Mosley] takes us along for a fascinating ride to a place most of us will never visit. It is as exotic as Tibet and as familiar as our own city." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author comes his most riveting and provocative Easy Rawlins novel ever — a searing story of murder and fury during one of the most explosive moments in American history: the 1965 race riots in Los Angeles.

About the Author

Walter Mosley is the author of nineteen critically acclaimed books and his work has been translated into twenty-one languages. His popular mysteries featuring Easy Rawlins began with Devil in a Blue Dress in 1990. Others in the series include A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty and A Little Yellow Dog (both of which were New York Times bestsellers). Last year, Easy Rawlins returned with Bad Boy Brawly Brown and Six Easy Pieces. Fear Itself, the follow-up of Fearless Jones, Mosley's new mystery series featuring second-hand bookseller Paris Minton and his friend Fearless Jones was published July 2003 by Little Brown. The Man in My Basement, a novel of ideas set in contemporary time in a Long Island community, was published in January 2004. Little Scarlet, an Easy Rawlins novel set five days after the 1965 Watts riots, was published in July 2004. In 2005, Mosley will publish his first book for young adult readers, 47, an ingeneous mix of history, science fiction, and adventure.

Born and raised in Los Angeles he now lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446612715
Author:
Mosley, Walter
Publisher:
Warner Vision
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
California
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Easy Rawlins Mysteries
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
6.87x4.22x.93 in. .37 lbs.

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Product details 342 pages Warner Vision - English 9780446612715 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mosley's novel is leaner...the racist self-hatreds, horrors, terrors and tribulations are more apparent, more passionate and fervent..."
"Review" by , "A thing of beauty....Fluid, economical prose, rich characterizations and a cleverly plotted story make for the kind of mystery reading experience few writers provide."
"Review" by , "This is a page turner that finds the time to pose the question: how many different ways are there to define heartbreak? We lost count about halfway through."
"Review" by , "One of the best entries in the Easy Rawlins saga....A provocative, chance-taking tale as fresh as a debut novel."
"Review" by , "A terrific yarn from a tormented moment in recent American history."
"Review" by , "Mosley has created an indispensable picture of the city in the '60s....Mosley has not so much written the story of Little Scarlet has detonated it."
"Review" by , "One of the best books in the Rawlins saga...the writer's supreme achievement so far."
"Review" by , "Mosley's unflinching admissions about race relations will startle some readers and satisfy many more."
"Review" by , "Nobody, but nobody, writes this stuff like Mosley."
"Review" by , "Mosley is as compelling a storyteller as anyone writing in the mystery genre today. He is a master of pace and suspense."
"Review" by , "Mosley has effectively opened up a new dimension, weaving murder, race and the conflicting pulls of the streets and of the family into a kind of tapestry illustrating Easy's inner life."
"Review" by , "A stellar addition to this superb series, Little Scarlet is graced with deep pathos and power."
"Review" by , "Little Scarlet quickly evolves into one of the strongest entries in Mosley's already formidable series."
"Review" by , "The best Easy novel in years!"
"Review" by , "This time he comes up with a winner." Grade: A
"Review" by , "[D]emonstrates the reach and power of the genre, combining a deeply involving mystery with vigorous characterizations and probing commentary about race relations in America"
"Review" by , "Easy Rawlins sizzles as Watts burns."
"Review" by , "[A] powerful stand-alone novel, though longtime fans will appreciate how the series' characters and racial themes have deepened over time."
"Review" by , "Little Scarlet is a compelling portrait of a painful era, peopled by living, breathing, unforgettable characters. This may be Walter Mosley's best."
"Review" by , "Little Scarlet is a masterwork. Walter Mosley is one of America?s most exciting, incisive writers."
"Review" by , "Mosley's writing is so beautiful, so powerful, that I let the anger boil off the pages to the side of me while I stayed in it and finished what is a great novel, a significant addition to the story of America."
"Review" by , "[Mosley] takes us along for a fascinating ride to a place most of us will never visit. It is as exotic as Tibet and as familiar as our own city."
"Synopsis" by , From the New York Times bestselling author comes his most riveting and provocative Easy Rawlins novel ever — a searing story of murder and fury during one of the most explosive moments in American history: the 1965 race riots in Los Angeles.
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