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Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

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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....

Review:

"It's high time the Easy Rawlins saga was recognized for the remarkable achievement it is: a snapshot social history of the black experience in postwar LA. This latest installment, teeming with violence, bitterness, and compassion, is Mosley's finest work yet." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"While Mosley develops a plot and generates tension as well as anyone working in crime fiction, he has always had bigger fish to fry....In Easy's bitterness and in the bone-weary fatigue with which he greets each new act of senseless violence...we feel the ineffable sadness that has come to envelop our urban landscape." Bill Ott, Booklist

Review:

"Elegantly crafted....Mosley's best book yet." Newsweek

Review:

"Marvelous storytelling." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Review:

"Perceptive and poignant, humorous and horrifying...a rare blend of top-flight entertainment and incisive social comment." San Diego Union Tribune

Review:

"Detective fiction at its best — bold, breathtaking, and brutal." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Mosley, as usual, describes a historically correct ethos in deft, literate prose." Library Journal

About the Author

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series, the novels Bad Boy Brawly Brown, Fearless Jones, Blue Light, and RL's Dream, and a collection of stories, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award.

He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743451789
Author:
Mosley, Walter
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Easy Rawlins Mysteries
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 11.41 oz

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Product details 368 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743451789 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It's high time the Easy Rawlins saga was recognized for the remarkable achievement it is: a snapshot social history of the black experience in postwar LA. This latest installment, teeming with violence, bitterness, and compassion, is Mosley's finest work yet."
"Review" by , "While Mosley develops a plot and generates tension as well as anyone working in crime fiction, he has always had bigger fish to fry....In Easy's bitterness and in the bone-weary fatigue with which he greets each new act of senseless violence...we feel the ineffable sadness that has come to envelop our urban landscape."
"Review" by , "Elegantly crafted....Mosley's best book yet."
"Review" by , "Marvelous storytelling."
"Review" by , "Perceptive and poignant, humorous and horrifying...a rare blend of top-flight entertainment and incisive social comment."
"Review" by , "Detective fiction at its best — bold, breathtaking, and brutal."
"Review" by , "Mosley, as usual, describes a historically correct ethos in deft, literate prose."
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