Little Green - Walter Mosley

Little Green

By Walter Mosley

  • Release Date: 2013-05-14
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 227 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Welcome Back Easy Rawlings!!

    5
    By Deepee58
    An excellent read and a great resurrection story. I can't wait for the next one.
  • Easy Returns

    5
    By Tornadoster
    A great "revival" of Easy Rawlins. It was not one of the better reads in this series, but for lovers of Easy Rawlins mysteries.... It will do.
  • Little green

    4
    By DRD 52
    Another great book by Mosley in the Easy Rawlings series. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested. The book is definitely a page turner!
  • Easy Lives!!

    5
    By The Paterfamilias
    I loved the book, just like I've loved every other Easy Rawlins novel. I couldn't put it down until I was finished. Thank you Walter!
  • Simply the Best

    5
    By GEMOODY
    Easy and Mouse at their best. Fast paced happy to see Easy is back.
  • Glad Easy is back!

    5
    By AWonderfulMommy
    Wonderful way to resurrect one of my favorite characters!
  • WELL worth the wait!

    5
    By wfd70
    Easy Rawlins is back from the dead and we're all grateful for his return. Thanks, Mosley! It's been a long six year wait...
  • WELCOME BACK EASY!!!

    5
    By BigCee902
    Easy and Mouse together again. My favorite P.I. is back and in full effect.