White Butterfly by Walter Mosley
(Easy Rawlins Mysteries)

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The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed the word in the ghetto." But Easy turns them down. He's married now, a father -- and his detective days are over. Then a white college coed dies the same brutal death, and the cops put the heat on Easy: If he doesn't help, his best friend is headed for jail. So Easy's back, walking the midnight streets of Watts and the darker, twisted avenues of a cunning killer's mind....
 

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 15, 2010 by Washington Square Press. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, History, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Watts sometime-detective Easy Rawlins (Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death) is married when Mosley picks up his tale in 1956, but he still hasn't settled down: He's never told his nurses'-aide wife Regina about the property he owns or how he spends his days, and the local law still leans on him fo...

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To get the most out of Mosley's work, it's advisable to read the novels in order — Devil in a Blue Dress (set in 1948), A Red Death (set in 1953), and the latest, White Butterfly (set in 1956).

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