WALTER MOSLEY Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Walter Mosley is an American novelist, best know for a series of murder mysteries featuring detective Easy Rawlins , many with a different color in the title. Several of his works have been made into films or television specials.


Mosley is one of the most prominent contemporary African-American writers, and Easy Rawlins has become one of the best known black characters in current American literature, with extensive appeal outside the black community. Mosley first gained national fame when then-President Bill Clinton, a fan of murder mysteries, named Mosley as one of his favorite authors.




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)
Other Fiction
RL’s Dream (1995)
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1997)
Blue Light (1998)
Walkin’ the Dog (1999)
Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World (2001)
Fearless Jones (2001)
Fear Itself (2003)
The Man in My Basement (2004)
Workin’ on the Chain Gang: Shaking off the Dead Hand of History (2000)
What Next: An African American Initiative Toward World Peace (2003)




Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Always Outnumbered (1998) (TV)