Down the River Unto the Sea

Down the River Unto the Sea
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN 10: 147460868X
ISBN 13: 9781474608688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down the River Unto the Sea Book Review:

Winner of the RBA Prize for Crime Writing Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island prison. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid by someone in the NYPD to frame him all those years ago, King realises that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of - and why. At the same time, King must investigate the case of black radical journalist Leonard Compton, aka A Free Man, accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic drugs and women into the city's poorest neighbourhoods. In pursuit of justice, our hero must beat dirty cops and even dirtier bankers. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: Compton's, and King's own.

Down the River Unto the Sea

Down the River Unto the Sea
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Voracious
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780316417532
ISBN 13: 031641753X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down the River Unto the Sea Book Review:

After serving time in Rikers Island solitary for assault, Joe King Oliver, who is an ex-NYPD investigator working as a private detective, receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him, compelling him to investigate.

Blood Grove

Blood Grove
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 0316491195
ISBN 13: 9780316491198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Grove Book Review:

"Master of craft and narrative" Walter Mosley returns with this crowning achievement in the Easy Rawlins saga, in which the iconic detective's loyalties are tested on the sun-soaked streets of Southern California (National Book Foundation) It is 1969, and flames can be seen on the horizon, protest wafts like smoke though the thick air, and Easy Rawlins, the Black private detective whose small agency finally has its own office, gets a visit from a white Vietnam veteran. The young man comes to Easy with a story that makes little sense. He and his lover, a beautiful young woman, were attacked in a citrus grove at the city’s outskirts. He may have killed a man, and the woman and his dog are now missing. Inclined to turn down what sounds like nothing but trouble, Easy takes the case when he realizes how damaged the young vet is from his war experiences—the bond between veterans superseding all other considerations. The veteran is not Easy’s only unlooked-for trouble. Easy’s adopted daughter Feather’s white uncle shows up uninvited, raising questions and unsettling the life Easy has long forged for the now young woman. Where Feather sees a family reunion, Easy suspects something else, something that will break his heart. Blood Grove is a crackling, moody, and thrilling race through a California of hippies and tycoons, radicals and sociopaths, cops and grifters, both men and women. Easy will need the help of his friends—from the genius Jackson Blue to the dangerous Mouse Alexander, Fearless Jones, and Christmas Black—to make sense of a case that reveals the darkest impulses humans harbor. Blood Grove is a novel of vast scope and intimate insight, and a soulful call for justice by any means necessary.

Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780759515482
ISBN 13: 0759515484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortunate Son Book Review:

Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother Eric. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune-he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of these differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be. After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys split. In a powerful story of modern-day resilience and redemption, Tommy and Eric forge their separate ways in the world, each confronting the challenges of his sphere. For Tommy this means dropping out of school, selling drugs, living on the streets, and somehow creating a family of his own. Motherless, African-American, and impoverished, Tommy has nothing but feels lucky every day of his life. For Eric, the golden youth, life means athletics, sexual attraction, excellent grades, prosperity, and the uncertainty that comes with prizes won too easily. Given everything, he trusts nothing. Eric and Tommy's parallel lives are an astonishing story of self-determination and the true measure of fortune. The ties that bind this Adonis and his sickly counterpart, however, are thicker than blood, and when circumstances reunite Eric and Tommy after years apart, their distinct approaches to life may be the only thing that can save them from forces that threaten to destroy them for good. Written with unique insight into the hidden currents and deeper realities of modern life, Fortunate Son is a tour de force by the author the Boston Globe calls "one of this nation's finest writers."

The Long Fall

The Long Fall
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-03-24
ISBN 10: 1101011378
ISBN 13: 9781101011379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Fall Book Review:

The widely praised New York Times bestseller, and Mosley's first new series since his acclaimed Easy Rawlins novels... Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer and a hard drinker looking to clean up his act. He's an old-school P.I. working a New York City that's gotten a little too fancy all around him. But it's still full of dirty secrets, and as McGill unearths them, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be tested to the limit...

Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0385539215
ISBN 13: 9780385539210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charcoal Joe Book Review:

Walter Mosley’s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve. 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 case and, together with two partners, Saul Lynx and Tinsford “Whisper” Natly, has 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 in physics at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Joe tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see this young man exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour literally was found standing over the man’s dead body at his cabin home, and considering the racially charged motives seemingly behind the murder, 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 his life in shambles around his feet.

John Woman

John Woman
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0802146414
ISBN 13: 9780802146410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Woman Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins novels delivers “a taut, riveting, and artfully edgy saga” of one man’s self-transformation (Kirkus). At twelve years old, Cornelius Jones, the son of an Italian-American woman and a black man from Mississippi, secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village—until the innocent scheme goes tragically wrong. Years later, his dying father imparts this piece of wisdom to Cornelius: The person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself—becoming Professor John Woman, a man who will spread his father’s teachings through the classrooms of an unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and who might know something about the facts of his hidden past. Engaging with some of the most provocative ideas of recent intellectual history, John Woman is a compulsively readable, deliciously unexpected novel about the way we tell stories, and whether the stories we tell have the power to change the world

The Man in My Basement

The Man in My Basement
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-01-05
ISBN 10: 9780759508613
ISBN 13: 0759508615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man in My Basement Book Review:

Hailed as a masterpiece -- the finest work yet by an American novelist of the first rank -- this is the mysterious story of a young black man who agrees to an unusual bargain to save the home that has belonged to his family for generations. The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. The stranger offers him $50,000 in cash to spend the summer in Charles's basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why. The beautiful house has been in the Blakey family for generations, but Charles has just lost his job and is behind on his mortgage payments. The money would be welcome. But Charles Blakey is black and Anniston Bennet is white, and it is clear that the stranger wants more than a basement view. There is something deeper and darker about his request, and Charles does not need any more trouble. But financial necessity leaves him no choice. Once Anniston Bennet is installed in his basement, Charles is cast into a role he never dreamed of. Anniston has some very particular requests for his landlord, and try as he might, Charles cannot avoid being lured into Bennet's strange world. At first he resists, but soon he is tempted -- tempted to understand a set of codes that has always eluded him, tempted by the opportunity to understand the secret ways of white folks. Charles's summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity. Walter Mosley pierces long-hidden veins of justice and morality with startling insight into the deepest mysteries of human nature.

The Awkward Black Man

The Awkward Black Man
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Grove Atlantic
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 080215686X
ISBN 13: 9780802156860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Awkward Black Man Book Review:

A new collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award-winning author of Devil in a Blue Dress and Trouble is What I Do. With his extraordinary fiction and gripping television writing, Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley’s most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his remarkable talent. Touching, contemplative, and always surprising, these stories introduce an array of imperfect characters—awkward, self-defeating, elf-involved, or just plain odd. In The Awkward Black Man, Mosley overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints subtle, powerful portraits of unique individuals. In "The Good News Is," a man’s insecurity about his weight gives way to illness and a loneliness so intense that he’d do anything for a little human comfort. "Pet Fly," previously published in the New Yorker, follows a man working as a mailroom clerk—a solitary job for which he is overqualified—and the unforeseen repercussions he endures when he attempts to forge a new connection. And "Almost Alyce" chronicles failed loves, family loss, alcoholism, and a Zen approach to the art of begging that proves surprisingly effective.

47

47
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780316054799
ISBN 13: 0316054798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

47 Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller"Engaging." --Publishers Weekly, starred review Master storyteller Walter Mosley deftly mixes speculative and historical fiction in this daring New York Times bestselling novel, reminiscent of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad. 47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation.

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Serpent's Tail
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN 10: 1847652360
ISBN 13: 9781847652362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devil in a Blue Dress Book Review:

I need to find somebody and I might need a little help looking ... The summer of '48 in the city of Angels and there's heat on the streets when Daphne Monet hits the sidewalk. Heat when she disappears with a trunkload of somebody else's cash. Easy Rawlins is a war veteran just fired from his job. Drinking in a friend's bar, he wonders how to meet his mortgage when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will locate Miss Monet, a blonde with a reputation. It's a simple decision, but for one thing. Nobody warned him - better the devil you know ...

Exam Prep for Down the River Unto the Sea

Exam Prep for  Down the River Unto the Sea
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exam Prep for Down the River Unto the Sea Book Review:

Bearskin

Bearskin
Author: James A. McLaughlin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 0062742817
ISBN 13: 9780062742810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearskin Book Review:

“Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling—filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It’s a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional prose. There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin’s writing had me doing just that.” —C.J. Box, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Disappeared Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He’s found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It’s hard work, and totally solitary—perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he’s so desperately sought is suddenly at risk. More bears are killed on the preserve and Rice’s obsession with catching the poachers escalates, leading to hostile altercations with the locals and attention from both the law and Rice’s employers. Partnering with his predecessor, a scientist who hopes to continue her research on the preserve, Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his own whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place. James McLaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life. The result is an elemental, slow burn of a novel—one that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.

The Ex

The Ex
Author: Alafair Burke
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 0571328172
ISBN 13: 9780571328178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ex Book Review:

'Highly addictive.' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'A major talent.' HARLAN COBEN 'Packed with plot, The Ex rocks.' New York Journal of Books 'Keeps you guessing right to the very end. I loved it.' BECKY MASTERMAN, author of Fear the Darkness DID HE, OR DIDN'T HE? Olivia Randall is one of New York City's best criminal defence lawyers. When she gets a phone call informing her that her former fiancée has been arrested for a triple homicide there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him - and why? For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets, and the hurt she caused him, but as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts.

This Year You Write Your Novel

This Year You Write Your Novel
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-01-08
ISBN 10: 9780316040433
ISBN 13: 0316040436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Year You Write Your Novel Book Review:

No more excuses. "Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls," bestselling novelist Walter Mosley advises. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish it in one year. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, the book provides the tools to turn out a first draft painlessly and then revise it into something finer. Mosley tells how to: - Create a daily writing regimen to fit any writer's needs--and how to stick to it. - Determine the narrative voice that's right for every writer's style. - Get past those first challenging sentences and into the heart of a story.

Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation

Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-04-26
ISBN 10: 1568586671
ISBN 13: 9781568586670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation Book Review:

In his late teens and early twenties, Walter Mosley was addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. Drawing from this intimate knowledge of addiction and recovery, Mosley explores the deviances of contemporary America and describes a society in thrall to its own consumption. Although Americans live in the richest country on earth, many citizens exist on the brink of poverty, and from that profound economic inequality stems self-destructive behavior. In Twelve Steps to Political Revelation, Mosley outlines a guide to recovery from oppression. First we must identify the problems that surround us. Next we must actively work together to create a just, more holistic society. And finally, power must be returned to the embrace of the people. Challenging and original, Recovery confronts both self-understanding and how we define ourselves in relation to others.

Fearless Jones

Fearless Jones
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-06-05
ISBN 10: 9780759524675
ISBN 13: 075952467X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fearless Jones Book Review:

Mosley returns to mysteries at last with his most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins. When Paris Minton meets a beautiful new woman, before he knows it he has been beaten up, slept with, shot at, robbed, and his bookstore burned to the ground. He's in so much trouble he has no choice but to get his friend, Fearless Jones, out of jail to help him.

Blue Light

Blue Light
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1998-11-02
ISBN 10: 9780316570985
ISBN 13: 0316570982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Light Book Review:

When several people are struck by a blue light, they evolve into a superhuman race who try to spread their message of evolution and higher purpose to the rest of the world, in a speculative novel about the ultimate purpose of the human race. By the author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Lifeguard

Lifeguard
Author: James Patterson,Andrew Gross
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-07-01
ISBN 10: 0759514283
ISBN 13: 9780759514287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lifeguard Book Review:

High risk, high reward: a $5 million heist is the perfect job for Ned Kelly. But when it all goes horribly wrong, he discovers a world of secrets and sabotage. Working as a lifeguard at a luxurious Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way-except that she's used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he's used to burgers and flip-flops. So when Ned's cousin offers to cut him in on a fast break-and-enter job, he can't turn it down. The risk is high, and the reward is even greater-$5 million. But the robbery goes devastatingly wrong. Forced to run away from his town and the woman he's fallen in love with, Ned knows that only distance and secrecy can save his life. But who is pursuing him? The FBI? Whoever sabotaged the heist? Or is it all somehow tied in to his new love-and his oldest enemies? Discover a vivid and nail-biting crime thriller from "one of America's most influential authors" (New York Times). You won't be able to put it down.

Sea Of Poppies PB

Sea Of Poppies  PB
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2009-06
ISBN 10: 0143066153
ISBN 13: 9780143066156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Of Poppies PB Book Review:

Sea of Poppies is a stunningly vibrant and intensely human work that confirms Amitav Ghosh's reputation as a master storyteller. At the heart of this epic saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean to the Mauritius Islands. As to the people on board, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval in the mid-nineteenth century, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed village-woman, from a mulatto American freedman to a free-spirited European orphan. As they sail down the Hooghly and into the sea, their old family ties are washed away, and they view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers, who will build whole new lives for themselves in the remote islands where they are being taken. It is the beginning of an unlikely dynasty.