Blood Grove - Walter Mosley

Blood Grove

By Walter Mosley

  • Release Date: 2021-02-02
  • Genre: African American
Score: 4
From 217 Ratings


"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.


  • Loved it!

    By Lovely Bi
    There are no better stories than Easy Rawlins on a case! Hard to put down, a MUST READ!
  • Too many characters

    By RossB-B
    Hard to keep track if all of them, more than 40!, especially when reading only 30 min a day, three times a week.
  • Confusing

    By Jkdcmd
    Intriguing story. Difficult to stay on top of all the characters.
  • Excellent

    By Apple4495
    I am a huge fan of Walter Mosley and love the Easy Rawlins series. I’ve read every book in the series twice (years apart) and each book solidifies Mosley as one of the greatest authors to ever put pen to paper. Blood Grove grabs your attention immediately and is wholly entertaining. I tried to read slowly because I didn’t want it to end. I hope that this is not the last of Easy because I’m excited about the “new” Mouse and want to hear more about him! The Easy Rawlins series are set in the 1960’s but they could easily be set in present day.