Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley
(Easy Rawlins Mystery)

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Easy Rawlins is out of the investigation business and as far away from crime as a black man can be in 1960s Los Angeles. But living around desperate men means life gets complicated sometimes. When an old friend gets in enough trouble to ask for Easy's help, he finds he can't refuse.

Young Brawly Brown has traded in his family for The Clan of the First Men, a group rejecting white leadership and laws. Brown's mom asks Easy to make sure her baby's okay, and Easy promises to find him. His first day on the case, Easy comes face-to-face with a corpse, and before he knows it he is a murder suspect and in the middle of a police raid. Brawly Brown is clearly the kind of trouble most folks try to avoid. It takes everything Easy has just to stay alive as he explores a world filled with betrayals and predators like he never imagined.

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 July 1, 2003 by Little, Brown and Company. 360 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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In a rare slowing of his usual leaps forward in time, Mosley, who’s chronicled the adventures of reluctant Watts detective Ezekiel Rawlins from 1948 (Devil in a Blue Dress, 1990) to 1963 (A Little Yellow Dog, 1996), edges forward only three months to tell the story of Easy’s search for Brawly Bro...

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Book Reporter

Mosley continues to move Rawlins forward.

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Entertainment Weekly

When Easy Rawlins first appeared, in 1990's ''Devil in a Blue Dress,'' he was an unemployed WWII vet taking on detective work for quick cash.

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Mosley craftily keeps the reader guessing in this respect, perhaps wondering if there is a possibility of his return in a future novel.

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Austin Chronicle

What also makes Mosley's writing rock is his gift of language: Whether describing violence or heartache, a juke joint or a temptress on the other side of a screen door, Mosley's spare, lyrical prose is as pitch perfect and evocative as an Al Green ballad.

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