The bestselling, award-winning first novel by the internationally acclaimed crime writer Walter Mosley introduces his most famous character - Easy Rawlins
About the book
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 ...
A first novel of astonishing virtuosity, upending Chandler's LA to show a dark side of a different kind
Magnificent ... a wonderful new talent
A brilliant novel. Period.
Always a damn good read
Sharp and meatily convincing ... one of the most impressive first crime novels