When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress—a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright—he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of L.A.’s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip.
We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander “Little Green” Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem. Written with Mosley’s signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels.
About the Author
WALTER MOSLEY is the author of 19 critically acclaimed books including the Easy Rawlins mysteries ("Devil in a Blue Dress"), the Fearless Jones series, numerous works of literary and short fiction, and a book for young adult readers. "The Wave" is his third work of science fiction, following "Blue Light" and "Futureland". His numerous honors include the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, an O Henry Award, and a Sundance Institute Risktaker Award. He lives in New York City.
Michael Boatman is an Image Award nominated actor and writer who is best known for his roles in the television series "China Beach", "Spin City", and "Arliss". He has also appeared in the major motion pictures "The Peacemaker "and "Hamburger Hill. "His audiobook narration has garnered seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earned him the prestigious Audie Award in 2008 and 2010.
Advance Praise for LITTLE GREEN:
“In 2007’s Blonde Faith, set in 1967, Easy Rawlins drove drunkenly off a cliff in what his creator indicated was likely his last appearance. Now, after two months of sliding in and out of consciousness, Easy begins the long journey back to the living, in Mosley’s superb 12th mystery featuring his iconic sleuth…. If there were an Edgar for best comeback player, Easy Rawlins would be a shoo-in.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred)