Little Green

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2013 - Fiction - 291 pages
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When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress—a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright—he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of L.A.'s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip.

We last saw Easy in 2007's Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, 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, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem. Written with Mosley's signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels.

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Great book by a great writer. - Goodreads
I was not familiar with this writer or this series. - Goodreads
A unique portrayal of being black in America! - Goodreads
It was realistic, yet had a smooth plot. - Goodreads
His prose is deceptively simple. - Goodreads
Painted great pictures of the era. - Goodreads

Review: Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Easy Rawlins #12)

User Review  - Paris Minton - Goodreads

Great to see Easy back with us again! I suppose one could enjoy this book without having read the entire Easy Rawlins series, but I don't recommend it. Mosley makes reference to characters and events ... Read full review

Review: Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Easy Rawlins #12)

User Review  - Stephen Mettee - Goodreads

Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins is back, older and wiser, but still fighting the same personal demons that have made Easy such an enduring character. This time experiencing a rebirth an emerging Los ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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 Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CCNY and 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.

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