Walter Mosley

“Walter Ellis Mosley (born January 12, 1952) is an American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring the hard-boiled detective Easy Rawlins, a black private investigator and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles; they are perhaps his most popular works.”

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Novels

  • Easy Rawlins mysteries
    • Devil in a Blue Dress (1990)
    • A Red Death (1991)
    • White Butterfly (1992)
    • Black Betty (1994)
    • A Little Yellow Dog (1996)
    • Gone Fishin’ (1997)
    • Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002)
    • Six Easy Pieces (2003)
    • Little Scarlet (2004)
    • Cinnamon Kiss (2005)
    • Blonde Faith (2007)
    • Little Green (2013)
    • Rose Gold (2014)
    • Charcoal Joe (2016)
  • Fearless Jones mysteries
    • Fearless Jones (2001)
    • Fear Itself (2003)
    • Fear of the Dark (2006)
  • Leonid McGill mysteries
    • The Long Fall (2009)
    • Known to Evil (2010)
    • When the Thrill Is Gone (2011)
    • All I Did Was Shoot My Man (2012)
    • And Sometimes I Wonder About You (2015)
  • Science fiction
    • Blue Light (1998)
    • Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World (2001)
    • The Wave (2005)
    • 47 (2005)
  • Socrates Fortlow books
    • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1997)
    • Walkin’ the Dog (1999)
    • RL’s Dream (1995)
    • The Man in My Basement (2004)
    • Walking the Line (2005), a novella in the Transgressions series
    • Fortunate Son (2006)
    • The Tempest Tales (2008)
    • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010)
    • Parishioner (2012)
    • Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore (2014)
    • Inside a Silver Box (2015)

      Other novels

  • Erotica
    • Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel (2006)
    • Diablerie (2007)

Non-Fiction

  • Workin’ on the Chain Gang: Shaking off the Dead Hand of History (2000)
  • What Next: An African American Initiative Toward World Peace (2003)
  • Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-violent Takeover of the House of Representatives (2006)
  • This Year You Write Your Novel (2007)
  • Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation (2011)

Screenplays

  • ‘The Fall of Heaven, Samuel French, 2011
  • ‘Lift’, World Premiere at Crossroads Theatre Company on April 10, 2014.

Graphic Novels

  • Maximum Fantastic Four (2005,with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)

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