Books by Walter Mosley
NPR stories about Walter Mosley
Six years ago, the mystery writer sent Easy Rawlins off a cliff, seemingly killing him. Now, Easy's back on the streets his creator once called home. Mosley says other than Los Angeles, he and his detective hero don't have much in common, but NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates begs to differ.
After six years, author Walter Mosley breathes life back into his detective hero Easy Rawlins — thought dead after crashing his car off a cliff. Easy embarks on another case, but as the lines blur between death and dying, he may discover answers to questions he hadn't thought to ask.
Easy Rawlins returns in our exclusive First Read of Walter Mosley's new book, Little Green. Back from seeming death, Easy is prowling the streets of Summer of Love Los Angeles in search of a teenager who disappeared during an acid trip.
Critic Alan Cheuse maps out a winter wonderland of fiction and poetry — from ancient Greece to the near-future visions of Walter Mosley, a selection of the best books to give and receive this holiday season. Cheuse says these five books strike the perfect balance between lyricism and narrative.
In All I Did Was Shoot My Man, Walter Mosley tells the story of a woman trying to get her life back on track after serving an eight-year prison sentence. Private investigator Leonid McGill knows she's innocent and tries to help her start over.
It's all about fiction this week with a stunning magical realist debut from the young Tea Obreht, a fantastical family fable from Walter Mosley, Matt Rees' conspiracy-laden historical drama about Mozart's sister, and a haunting novel of colonialism gone awry by Swedish author Henning Mankell.
This week's fiction ranges from Robert Harris' take on Cicero's year as leader of Rome, to Louise Erdrich's twisted story of a marriage, to Walter Mosley's second Leonid McGill detective novel. In nonfiction, Elizabeth Gilbert gets Committed, and Michael Lewis probes The Big Short.
Novelist Walter Mosley explains how watching his mother's experience with dementia helped him craft his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, which asks: Would you repair your failing memory if it meant your life span would also be significantly shortened?
Walter Mosley has written more than two dozen books featuring unforgettable black characters as lovers, thugs, bad guys, good guys — and guys who are a little of each. Mosley is now lending his voice to an effort by the American Library Association to introduce young people to books with diverse authors and characters.
It took Karl Marlantes 30 years to write Matterhorn, an exhaustive and unsparing war novel. Walter Mosley takes up a new detective case in Known to Evil. Also: Dog Boy, fiction inspired by the true story of a feral child, and a new novel about gossipy parents in Brooklyn Heights.
Since 1990, faithful readers have followed the cases of Easy Rawlins, author Walter Mosley's hard-boiled, Los Angeles detective. His new novel, Blonde Faith, is the 10th book in the Rawlins series — and, Mosley says, the last.
Walter Mosley, author of 25 books, gives tips, tricks and practical advice for stalled writers in his new book, This Year You Write Your Novel.
Walter Mosley, the creator of the bestselling Easy Rawlings mysteries, has accomplished something remarkable with his young-adult novel 47, according to author Steven Barnes: "He used the struggles of one frightened boy to represent [a] common yearning."
Famed mystery writer Walter Mosley is back with a new tale called Cinnamon Kiss. Ed Gordon talks with the author about the latest novel to feature his popular sleuth, Easy Rawlins.
Karen Grigsby Bates talks with writer Walter Mosley about his newest book, 47. It's written for young adults, and mixes science fiction and magical realism to tell the story of a young slave's fight for freedom.
Walter Mosley talks about race, rage and redemption — all major themes of his latest Easy Rawlins mystery, Little Scarlet, set in Los Angeles during the 1965 Watts Riots. Hear the author read passages from the book, and read an excerpt.