Synopses & Reviews
In Little Green,
Walter Mosley’s acclaimed detective Easy Rawlins returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of that haven for Los Angeles hippies, the Sunset Strip. He’s soon back in top form, cruising the gloriously psychedelic mean streets of L.A. with his murderous sidekick, Mouse. They’ve been hired to look for a young black man, Evander “Little Green” Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip.
Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.
“Mosley writes like a slumming angel, and his evocation of mid-century L.A. is worth savoring.” The Detroit News
“Mosley is never better than when he’s got a juicy cut of history to
chew on, and the hippie counterculture of the late ’60s perfectly feeds
his style.” The New York Times Book Review
“Mosley’s project, like James Ellroy’s, like Chester Himes’s, has always
been to use the genre to explore history and racial politics. He’s a
thinker and a polemicist and not just a mystery guy.” Los Angeles Times
“[A] major event for crime-fiction fans. . . . Mosley returns here to
doing what he does best: setting the pain and pleasure of individual
lives, lived mostly in L.A.’s black community, within an instantly
recognizable historical moment and allowing the two to feed off one
“Superb. . . . If there were an Edgar for best comeback player, Easy Rawlins would be a shoo-in.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
WALTER MOSLEY is the author of more than forty books, including eleven previous Easy Rawlins mysteries, the first of which, Devil in a Blue Dress, was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington. Always Outnumbered was an HBO film starring Laurence Fishburne, adapted from Mosley’s first Socrates Fortlow novel. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Johnson State College, he lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.