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Walter Mosley

Autor(a) de Devil in a Blue Dress

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About the Author

Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1952. He graduated from Johnson State College in Vermont. His first book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990, won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, and was made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington in mostrar mais 1995. He is the author of the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, the Leonid McGill Mystery series, and the Fearless Jones series. His other works include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 47, Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation. He has received numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. (Bowker Author Biography) Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, the novels "Blue Light" and "RL's Dream", and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, "Always Outnumbered", "Always Outgunned", for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and "Walkin' the Dog". He is a member of the board of directors of the National Book Awards and the founder of the PEN American Center's Open Book Committee. At various times in his life he has been a potter, a computer programmer, & a poet. He was born in Los Angeles & now lives in New York. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
Image credit: Credit: David Shankbone, Sept. 2007


Obras por Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress (1990) 2,551 exemplares
A Red Death (1991) 920 exemplares
White Butterfly (1992) 857 exemplares
Little Scarlet (2004) 813 exemplares
The Man in My Basement (2004) 782 exemplares
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010) 757 exemplares
The Long Fall (2009) 748 exemplares
Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002) 692 exemplares
A Little Yellow Dog (1996) 689 exemplares
Fearless Jones (2001) 662 exemplares
Cinnamon Kiss (2005) 617 exemplares
Blonde Faith (2007) 529 exemplares
Black Betty (1994) 499 exemplares
Blue Light (1998) 480 exemplares
47 (2005) 466 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003) — Editor — 458 exemplares
Futureland (2001) 458 exemplares
RL's Dream (1995) 458 exemplares
Fortunate Son (2006) 452 exemplares
Black Betty + Gator Green (2002) 449 exemplares
Walkin' the Dog (1999) 443 exemplares
Known to Evil (2010) 425 exemplares
Fear Itself (2003) 421 exemplares
Gone Fishin' (1997) 416 exemplares
Down the River unto the Sea (2018) 400 exemplares
Fear of the Dark (2006) 362 exemplares
This Year You Write Your Novel (2007) 355 exemplares
Six Easy Pieces (2003) 347 exemplares
Little Green (2013) 347 exemplares
All I Did Was Shoot My Man (2012) 293 exemplares
When the Thrill Is Gone (2011) 289 exemplares
The Wave (2005) 283 exemplares
Charcoal Joe (2016) 262 exemplares
Rose Gold (2014) 244 exemplares
Diablerie (2008) 199 exemplares
Blood Grove (2021) 154 exemplares
John Woman (2018) 152 exemplares
Trouble Is What I Do (2020) 147 exemplares
And Sometimes I Wonder About You (2015) 146 exemplares
The Tempest Tales (2008) 129 exemplares
The Awkward Black Man (2020) 125 exemplares
Every Man a King (2023) 99 exemplares
Elements of Fiction (2019) 77 exemplares
Inside a Silver Box (2015) 73 exemplares
Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems (1999) — Editor, Introduction & Contributor — 63 exemplares
Life Out of Context (2005) 43 exemplares
Touched (2023) 27 exemplares
The Gift of Fire (2012) 13 exemplares
Whispers in the Dark (2000) 12 exemplares
The Greatest (2000) 11 exemplares
The Thing: The Next Big Thing (2022) 11 exemplares
Odyssey (2013) 8 exemplares
Disciple (2012) 5 exemplares
Transgressions 2: Three Brand New Novellas (UK Edition) (2006) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Karma {story} (2011) — Autor — 5 exemplares
The Fall of Heaven (2011) 4 exemplares
Cinnamon Kiss / Fear Itself (2005) 4 exemplares
Transgressions, Volume One [audio] (2005) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
On the Head of a Pin (2012) 4 exemplares
Merge 3 exemplares
The Thing (2021-) #1 (of 6) (2021) 2 exemplares
The Long Fall 1 exemplar
Mosley Walter 1 exemplar
En bout de course (2016) 1 exemplar
Buscando problemas (2022) 1 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #5 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplar
The Mask of Sanity 1 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #4 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #3 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplar
The Thing (2021-) #2 (of 6) (2021) 1 exemplar
The Firekeeper 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar
Matar a Johnny Fri 1 exemplar
Black Dog {story} 1 exemplar
Little Brother 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contribuidor — 1,359 exemplares
The Silent Speaker (1946) — Introdução, algumas edições972 exemplares
The Expendable Man (1963) — Posfácio, algumas edições480 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 440 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 385 exemplares
The Plot Thickens (1997) — Contribuidor — 327 exemplares
Transgressions {ten novellas} (2005) — Contribuidor — 265 exemplares
Unexpected Stories (2014) — Introdução, algumas edições218 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013) — Introdução — 151 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Dangerous Women (1998) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Transgressions, Volume 3 (U.S. Edition) (2006) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir (2017) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Perfect Crime (2022) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Best American Political Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
New Suns 2: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2023) — Prefácio — 26 exemplares
Crime Hits Home (2022) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Black Pulp (2013) — Introdução — 16 exemplares
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Middle Passage (2003) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Left Coast Crimes: A Collection of Short Stories — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Apex Magazine 95 (April 2017) (2017) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Simple, practical. The perfect book for any anxiety-brained aspiring author.
autumndragyn | 15 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
Easy Rawlins!" Someone called. I turned to see Quinten Naylor twist the handle of my front gate. Quinten was normal in height but he was broad and powerful looking. His hands were the size of potholders, even under the suit jacket his shoulders were round melons. Quinten was a brown man but there was a lot of red under the skin. It was almost as if he was rage colored.
taurus27 | 11 outras críticas | Nov 5, 2023 |
I would have rated it higher but honestly by the end of the book I could care less about Easy's sex life. The mystery was good but the sex scenes really got in the way of the story for me, I like well written sex as much as the next person but when you start noticing how often it is in the story--problem.
cdaley | 22 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
Walter Mosley's greatest skill continues to be his observations of human beings: how they speak, what they look like, how they interact. The Easy Rawlins books are full of interactions where characters circle each other, size each other up, and what they don't say is just as important as what they do. (In general, Mosley's use of language is very powerful without ever seeming anything but conversational - he has a gift in that arena.) There's a sort of easy (forgive me) flow to the books that makes them very, very readable, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown is no exception. However, they do tend to blend into each other a bit, and the "mysteries" are never the most interesting part. The solutions are sometimes completely anti-climactic, in fact.

That doesn't quite happen with Brawly Brown. It's one of the more memorable ones, I think because the plot foregrounds the socio-political aspect - again, something Mosley depicts really well, but usually without quite so big a scope. Here, the generational divide between Easy and the young, more politically motivated Black people he has to investigate drives a lot of the tension, and anyone with a mild sense of mid-century history can kind of see where this is heading. That sense of history-in-the-making benefits the book, because once again Mosley introduces slightly too many characters to keep in your head (albeit one or two, like Sam Houston, being standouts). It's almost better to let it wash over you and notice the almost relentless march toward a famous tipping point instead.

On a sidenote, it's also pleasant to see Easy Rawlins, in middle age, having curbed his slightly less savory personal aspects without sacrificing his hard-boiled weariness. It would be easier for me to put this book in the hands of a new reader than the first two or three in the series, where Easy is, himself, a somewhat more seedy individual. I don't know about the continued reliance on memories of Mouse, though. I hope Mosley is going somewhere with that - there are hints that he is - because he can't keep the trick he employs in this book up for very long before it will become stale.
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saroz | 15 outras críticas | Oct 27, 2023 |



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