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Walter Mosley

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Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1952. He graduated from Johnson State College in Vermont. His first book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990, won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, and was made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington in visa mer 1995. He is the author of the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, the Leonid McGill Mystery series, and the Fearless Jones series. His other works include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 47, Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation. He has received numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. (Bowker Author Biography) Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, the novels "Blue Light" and "RL's Dream", and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, "Always Outnumbered", "Always Outgunned", for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and "Walkin' the Dog". He is a member of the board of directors of the National Book Awards and the founder of the PEN American Center's Open Book Committee. At various times in his life he has been a potter, a computer programmer, & a poet. He was born in Los Angeles & now lives in New York. (Publisher Provided) visa färre
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Verk av Walter Mosley

Djävul i en blå klänning (1990) 2,549 exemplar
Den röda döden (1991) 919 exemplar
Vit fjäril (1992) 856 exemplar
Little Scarlet (2004) 813 exemplar
The Man in My Basement (2004) 782 exemplar
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010) 755 exemplar
The Long Fall (2009) 747 exemplar
Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002) 692 exemplar
A Little Yellow Dog (1996) 689 exemplar
Fearless Jones (2001) 661 exemplar
Cinnamon Kiss (2005) 616 exemplar
Blonde Faith (2007) 529 exemplar
Svart dam (1994) 499 exemplar
Blue Light (1998) 480 exemplar
47 (2005) 466 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003) — Redaktör — 458 exemplar
Futureland (2001) 458 exemplar
RL's Dream (1995) 457 exemplar
Fortunate Son (2006) 452 exemplar
Black Betty + Gator Green (2002) 450 exemplar
Walkin' the Dog (1999) 442 exemplar
Known to Evil (2010) 425 exemplar
Fear Itself (2003) 420 exemplar
Gone Fishin' (1997) 416 exemplar
Down the River unto the Sea (2018) 396 exemplar
Fear of the Dark (2006) 360 exemplar
This Year You Write Your Novel (2007) 354 exemplar
Six Easy Pieces (2003) 347 exemplar
Little Green (2013) 347 exemplar
All I Did Was Shoot My Man (2012) 293 exemplar
When the Thrill Is Gone (2011) 289 exemplar
The Wave (2005) 282 exemplar
Charcoal Joe (2016) 261 exemplar
Rose Gold (2014) 244 exemplar
Diablerie (2008) 198 exemplar
Blood Grove (2021) 152 exemplar
John Woman (2018) 151 exemplar
Trouble Is What I Do (2020) 145 exemplar
The Tempest Tales (2008) 128 exemplar
The Awkward Black Man (2020) 124 exemplar
Every Man a King (2023) 96 exemplar
Elements of Fiction (2019) 77 exemplar
Inside a Silver Box (2015) 73 exemplar
Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems (1999) — Editor, Introduction & Contributor — 63 exemplar
Life Out of Context (2005) 43 exemplar
Touched (2023) 25 exemplar
The Gift of Fire (2012) 13 exemplar
Whispers in the Dark (2000) 12 exemplar
The Thing: The Next Big Thing (2022) 11 exemplar
The Greatest (2000) 11 exemplar
Odyssey (2013) 8 exemplar
Disciple (2012) 5 exemplar
Karma {story} (2011) — Författare — 5 exemplar
Transgressions 2: Three Brand New Novellas (UK Edition) (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
The Fall of Heaven (2011) 4 exemplar
Cinnamon Kiss / Fear Itself (2005) 4 exemplar
Transgressions, Volume One [audio] (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
On the Head of a Pin (2012) 4 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #1 (of 6) (2021) 2 exemplar
Merge 2 exemplar
The Long Fall 1 exemplar
Mosley Walter 1 exemplar
En bout de course (2016) 1 exemplar
Buscando problemas (2022) 1 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #4 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #5 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #3 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #2 (of 6) (2021) 1 exemplar
The Firekeeper 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar
Matar a Johnny Fri 1 exemplar
Black Dog {story} 1 exemplar
Little Brother 1 exemplar
The Mask of Sanity 1 exemplar

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Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 1,356 exemplar
The Silent Speaker (1946) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor972 exemplar
The Expendable Man (1963) — Efterord, vissa utgåvor478 exemplar
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 440 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 384 exemplar
The Plot Thickens (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 327 exemplar
Transgressions {ten novellas} (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 265 exemplar
Unexpected Stories (2014) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor218 exemplar
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 203 exemplar
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 195 exemplar
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 175 exemplar
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013) — Inledning — 151 exemplar
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 150 exemplar
Dangerous Women (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 132 exemplar
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 124 exemplar
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 86 exemplar
OxCrimes (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 72 exemplar
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
Transgressions, Volume 3 (U.S. Edition) (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 60 exemplar
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 57 exemplar
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 41 exemplar
The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 36 exemplar
The Perfect Crime (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 36 exemplar
The Best American Political Writing 2006 (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 34 exemplar
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
Crime Hits Home (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Black Pulp (2013) — Inledning — 16 exemplar
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 15 exemplar
The Middle Passage (2003) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Left Coast Crimes: A Collection of Short Stories — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Apex Magazine 95 (April 2017) (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar


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Simple, practical. The perfect book for any anxiety-brained aspiring author.
autumndragyn | 15 andra recensioner | Nov 23, 2023 |
Easy Rawlins!" Someone called. I turned to see Quinten Naylor twist the handle of my front gate. Quinten was normal in height but he was broad and powerful looking. His hands were the size of potholders, even under the suit jacket his shoulders were round melons. Quinten was a brown man but there was a lot of red under the skin. It was almost as if he was rage colored.
taurus27 | 11 andra recensioner | Nov 5, 2023 |
I would have rated it higher but honestly by the end of the book I could care less about Easy's sex life. The mystery was good but the sex scenes really got in the way of the story for me, I like well written sex as much as the next person but when you start noticing how often it is in the story--problem.
cdaley | 22 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |
Walter Mosley's greatest skill continues to be his observations of human beings: how they speak, what they look like, how they interact. The Easy Rawlins books are full of interactions where characters circle each other, size each other up, and what they don't say is just as important as what they do. (In general, Mosley's use of language is very powerful without ever seeming anything but conversational - he has a gift in that arena.) There's a sort of easy (forgive me) flow to the books that makes them very, very readable, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown is no exception. However, they do tend to blend into each other a bit, and the "mysteries" are never the most interesting part. The solutions are sometimes completely anti-climactic, in fact.

That doesn't quite happen with Brawly Brown. It's one of the more memorable ones, I think because the plot foregrounds the socio-political aspect - again, something Mosley depicts really well, but usually without quite so big a scope. Here, the generational divide between Easy and the young, more politically motivated Black people he has to investigate drives a lot of the tension, and anyone with a mild sense of mid-century history can kind of see where this is heading. That sense of history-in-the-making benefits the book, because once again Mosley introduces slightly too many characters to keep in your head (albeit one or two, like Sam Houston, being standouts). It's almost better to let it wash over you and notice the almost relentless march toward a famous tipping point instead.

On a sidenote, it's also pleasant to see Easy Rawlins, in middle age, having curbed his slightly less savory personal aspects without sacrificing his hard-boiled weariness. It would be easier for me to put this book in the hands of a new reader than the first two or three in the series, where Easy is, himself, a somewhat more seedy individual. I don't know about the continued reliance on memories of Mouse, though. I hope Mosley is going somewhere with that - there are hints that he is - because he can't keep the trick he employs in this book up for very long before it will become stale.
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saroz | 15 andra recensioner | Oct 27, 2023 |



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