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Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Mysteryby Walter Mosley
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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....
"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
"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
"Elegantly crafted....Mosley's best book yet." Newsweek
"Marvelous storytelling." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Perceptive and poignant, humorous and horrifying...a rare blend of top-flight entertainment and incisive social comment." San Diego Union Tribune
"Detective fiction at its best — bold, breathtaking, and brutal." Chicago Sun-Times
"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.
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