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Walter Mosley

Biography: Walter Mosley



Walter Mosley is one of America's leading novelists, particularly in the genres of detective fiction and mystery. His reputation is also one of prominence as an African-American writer, particularly as his work encompasses primarily African-American characters and he has taken an active role in the continual struggle for social and literary equality. His detective writing has been compared to that of Raymond Chandler, for its prose, its look at the underbelly of L.A in the middle of the century, and for its heros.

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Book review: <i>Bad Boy Brawly Brown</i> by Walter Mosley



When a man has lived the way Easy Rawlins has—flirting with the wrong side of the law his whole life (or at least in the six previous Easy Rawlins books)—it’s time for him to settle down. He has responsibilities: Bonnie, his beautiful girlfriend. Jesus and Feather, his adopted kids. Even Frenchie, Feather’s little yellow dog who hates him, is a kind of responsibility. He has a good job and a good home and his best friend’s death on his conscience. And... Walter Mosley’s done it again.

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Book review: <i>Walkin’ the Dog</i> by Walter Mosley



The mistake a lot of writers make is believing that their story has to have lots of big, dramatic occurrences to make it good. Like explosions, young rugged heroes, missing treasure, conspiracy, blood… otherwise, who would be interested? Walter Mosley knows different and proves it to great effect in this glorious collection of short stories about Socrates Fortlow, ex-con, hard worker, honest man, murderer, unofficial foster-father, dog owner, confidant of revolutionaries, defender of his friends, fighter for justice.

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