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Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe

Picking up where his last adventures in Rose Gold left off in L.A. in the late 1960s, Ezekiel 'Easy' Rawlins finds his life in transition. He's ready--finally--to propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he's taken the money he got from the Rose Gold... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780385539203
Barcode 9780385539203
Published 15 June 2016 by Alfred A. Knopf
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Mosley, Walter
Series Easy Rawlins Mysteries (Hardcover)
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ISBN-13 9780385539203
ISBN-10 0385539207
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Imprint Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date 15 June 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mosley, Walter
Series Easy Rawlins Mysteries (Hardcover)
Category Modern Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 166mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 568g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mystery fiction, California, Murder - Investigation, Rawlins, Easy (Fictitious character), Urban fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 640667

Description of this Book

Walter Mosley's indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve. Picking up where Rose Gold left off in L.A. in the late 1960s, Ezekiel Easy Rawlins finds his life in transition. He's ready to finally propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he's taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and has, together with two partners, started a new detective agency. But, inevitably, a case gets in the way: Easy's friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe's friend's son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Rufus tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see his nephew exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour was literally found standing over the man's dead body at his cabin home and the racially charged motives behind it, that might prove to be a tall order. Between his new company, a heart that should be broken but is not, a whole raft of new bad guys on his tail, and a bad odor that surrounds Charcoal Joe, Easy has his hands full, his horizons askew, and a life in shambles on the ground around his feet.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Fasten your seat belts. It's time for another simmering tour of Los Angeles, this time in 1968, with Ezekiel Easy Rawlins serving once more as the unwilling guide. Read Mosley for his matchless ability to present mosaic worlds in which even the most minor characters arrive burning with their own unquenchable stories. Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

WALTER MOSLEY is the author of more than forty-three books, most notably thirteen Easy Rawlins mysteries, the first of which, Devil in a Blue Dress, was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. A Los Angeles native and graduate of Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CCNY and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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