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Walter Mosley


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Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 21 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.
 

Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Easy Rawlins
   1. Devil in a Blue Dress (1990)
   2. A Red Death (1991)
   3. White Butterfly (1992)
   4. Black Betty (1994)
   5. A Little Yellow Dog (1996)
   6. Gone Fishin' (1997)
   7. Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002)
   8. Six Easy Pieces (2003)
   9. Little Scarlet (2004)
   10. Cinnamon Kiss (2005)
   11. Blonde Faith (2007)
   12. Little Green (2013)
   13. Rose Gold (2014)
   14. Charcoal Joe (2016)
   15. Blood Grove (2021)
   16. Farewell, Amethystine (2024)
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Fearless Jones
   1. Fearless Jones (2001)
   2. Fear Itself (2003)
   3. Fear of the Dark (2006)
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Leonid McGill
   0.5. Karma (2011)
   1. The Long Fall (2008)
   2. Known to Evil (2010)
   3. When the Thrill is Gone (2011)
   4. All I Did Was Shoot My Man (2012)
   5. And Sometimes I Wonder About You (2015)
   6. Trouble Is What I Do (2020)
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Crosstown to Oblivion
   1. The Gift of Fire (2012)
   2. On the Head of a Pin (2012)
   3. Merge (2012)
   4. Disciple (2012)
   5. Stepping Stone (2013)
   6. Love Machine (2013)
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Novels
   RL's Dream (1995)
   Blue Light (1998)
   The Greatest (2000)
   The Man in My Basement (2004)
   47 (2005)
   The Wave (2006)
   Fortunate Son (2006)
   Killing Johnny Fry (2006)
   Diablerie (2007)
   The Tempest Tales (2008)
   The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010)
   Parishioner (2012)
   Odyssey (2013)
   The Further Tales of Tempest Landry (2015)
   Inside a Silver Box (2015)
   John Woman (2018)
   Touched (2023)
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Collections
   Futureland (2001)
   The Awkward Black Man (2020)
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Plays
   The Fall of Heaven (2011)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
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Walter Mosley recommends
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Promise (2023)
Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"At its core, Promise concerns the illusion of security that we, Black Americans, harbor in our souls - that generational ache to believe that we can finally lay down the fear of what potential tragedy awaits us around the next corner, and the one after that. Poetic and powerful, Promise slices through self-delusion with its many faces of heroism, loss, and the grace it takes to find a sense of equality in our hearts."
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An Honest Living (2022)
Dwyer Murphy
"Dwyer Murphy's debut novel, An Honest Living, is a noir love letter to New York City. It is a sublime trip through a city teeming with professional idlers, hustlers, poets, politicians, insurance scammers, and real estate developers, all vying for their share of New York's divinity."
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The Ballad of Perilous Graves (2022)
Alex Jennings
"A hallucinatory wonder of a debut."

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Anthologies containing stories by Walter Mosley
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Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023)
(Best American Mystery and Suspense)
edited by
Steph Cha and Lisa Unger
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New Suns 2 (2023)
Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color
(New Suns, book 2)
edited by
Nisi Shawl
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Crime Hits Home (2022)
(Mystery Writers of America Presents)
edited by
S J Rozan

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