A Red Death
Easy Rawlins 2
By Walter Mosley
The second Easy Rawlins novel by Walter Mosley - 'simply the best crime writer around today' Guardian.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 1992 GOLDEN DAGGER AWARD
'This novel is so hot, it burns the fingers' Evening Standard
'Mosley's second novel confirms him as one of crime writing's finds of the 1990s' Daily Telegraph
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 favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....
Walter Mosley is one of America's best loved authors. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Easy Rawlins series, and his novels include Devil in a Blue Dress, which was made into the acclaimed film of the same name starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. His books have been translated into 23 languages and have sold more than 3.5 million copies to date. He lives in New York City.
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05 Apr 2018
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A cleverly crafted insight into life outside the American dream . . . without pretension, short, and wholly satisfactory — Financial Times
Confirms Walter Mosley as a writer of real quality, and Easy Rawlins . . . is likely to become a favourite — Independent on Sunday
This novel is so hot, it burns the fingers with blistering dialogue and multi-coloured images . . . highly addictive — Frances Fyfield, Evening Standard
Mosley's second novel confirms him as one of crime writing's finds of the 1990s — Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph
Richly drawn . . . a refreshing variation on the LA private-eye theme — Sunday Times
I have been waiting for someone like Walter Mosley for a very long time. It's been worth the wait, for at last here is a successor to Chester Himes — City Limits