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A Little Yellow Dog: An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #5) (Paperback)
Easy finally believes he can lead a simple life and leave his haunted past behind him—until he meets a woman who changes everything.
November 1963: Easy's settled into a steady gig as a school custodian. It's a quiet, simple existence—but a few moments of ecstasy with a sexy teacher will change all that. When the lady vanishes, Easy's stuck with a couple of corpses, the cops on his back, and a little yellow dog who's nobody's best friend.
With his not-so-simple past snapping at his heels, and with enemies old and new looking to get even, Easy must kiss his careful little life good-bye—and step closer to the edge.
About the Author
Walter Mosley is the acclaimed author of forty-three books, including the internationally bestselling Easy Rawlins series. His best known Easy Rawlins novels include Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty, and Little Yellow Dog. He is also the author of the collection of stories Always Outnumbered. Always Outgunned featuring Socrates Fortlow, which was the basis for an HBO feature film. A former president of the Mystery Writers of America, he was named a grand master by the organization in 2016. He has served on the board of directors of the National Book Foundation and is a recipient of the PEN American Center Lifetime Achievement Award. A native of Los Angeles, he now lives in New York City.
"The best book yet in this fine series. Easy Rawlins [is] one of the most distinctive voices in crime fiction." — Seattle Times
"Mosley writes with a keen sense of place and a sharp style that pins his unpredictable characters deftly to the page." — The Wall Street Journal
"Entertaining....Like Chandler and Ellroy, Mosley's wry wit holds nothing sacred." — Detroit Free press
"[A] well-energized and crafty volume." — The New York Times Book Review
"Mosley....writes with a pure, true voice. A Little Yellow Dog marks another winner for its remarkable author." — Houston Chronicle
"A Little Yellow Dog is just as smoky and sexy as Devil In a Blue Dress....[Mosley] tells his story fast and hard, sometimes funny, sometimes lyrical." — San Jose Mercury News
"Easy Rawlins is back, which is great news....Mosley's thrillers, always thrilling, are salutary as well." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"How does Walter Mosley do it?....Each Easy Rawlins mystery is better than its predecessor -- richer, more nuanced and, in this case, funnier." — Newsday
"Mosley just writes so well -- so crisply, so smoothly.... His view of human nature is bone-solid realistic, no illusions." — Philadelphia Inquirer
"Early 1960s black Los Angeles is alive in the look and talk of the book.... Easy is a cool dude struggling to stay alive and make sense of his tough and tawdry world." — Boston Sunday Globe