A Red Death by Walter Mosley
(Easy Rawlins Mysteries)

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It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....
 

About Walter Mosley

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WALTER MOSLEY is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. A New York Times –bestselling author, his work has been translated into more than twenty-one languages. Mosley, the winner of an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award, lives in New York City.
 
Published June 11, 2010 by Washington Square Press. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality, Crime, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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and long before Poinsettia Jackson, one of Easy's hard-case tenants, is found hanging from a strap in the apartment she's stopped paying for and before Chaim Wenzler's work leads Easy to the African Migration movement, the First African Church, and Reverend Towne and Tania Lee are shot in fiagran...

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This is the second novel in Mosley's superb series featuring Easy Rawlins, a black private investigator living in 1950s Los Angeles.

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Mosley's second novel (after Devil in a Blue Dress ) confirms the advent of an extraordinary storyteller. It is five years after the events detailed in the first novel and Easy Rawlins has used the st

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Newly reissued after its initial publication in 1992, A Red Death is the loose sequel to Walter Mosley’s magnificent debut Devil in a Blue Dress, although it is technically the third Easy Rawlins novel (Gone Fishin’, the first instalment, was unpublished until the massive success of Devil in a Bl...

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