A Red Death

A Red Death

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It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531817206
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Easy Rawlins Series , #2
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Walter Mosley (b.1952) is an American author of crime fiction best known for his Easy Rawlins detective series. Mosley began the series in 1990 with his book Devil in the Blue Dress, which was later adapted into a 1995 movie of the same name starring Denzel Washington. Some of the latest titles in the series include Little Green, Rose Gold, and Charcoal Joe. In 2016 Mosley was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

January 12, 1952

Place of Birth:

Los Angeles, California


B.A., Johnson State College

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A Red Death: Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Silver Lining" 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an aspiring writer and I must confirm that, 'A Red Death,' has inspired me to continue in my journey as a writer. The characters, the plot, as well as the aroma of the story has an urban symphony feel to it. A brilliant piece of work, indeed! I therefore tip my hat in favor to Mr. Walter Mosley for such a classic piece of writing.
SeriousGrace on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Red Death is Walter Mosley's continuation of his debut novel, Devil in a Blue Dress. In Devil in a Blue Dress we meet Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins, a hard drinkin', hard lovin' unofficial Los Angeles detective who has an eye for the ladies and is a magnet for trouble. In Red Death Easy gets himself tangled in yet another scandal, this one political. Taking place in the 1950s, Easy faces the paranoia brought on by Communism and the ever present racial tensions as he deals with not only the IRS, but the FBI. Both want him, but for very different reasons. As always, Easy doesn't shy away from trouble. Once again, Easy is sexy and dangerous all at once.
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Brendan Palombine More than 1 year ago
Loved Devil in a Blue Dress so I decided to buy the 2nd book in the series. A Red Death was not as good as Devil in a Blue Dress but I still enjoyed it... but I think a lot to do with that is the short story spoiled A Red Death along with probably a few other books in the series. Seeing as the short story takes place years after A Red Death it tells you what main characters have died throughout the series as well as a few other plot points I would rather have not known. And worst of all, it doesn't give the ending of the short story, so there's not even that payoff. Ridiculous.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
With his Easy Rawlins series (of which A Red Death is book number two), author Mosley treads the familiar noir-detective genre in post-WWII Los Angeles. The twist is that most of the main characters, like Mosley, are African-American, which provides a welcome fresh perspective. Populated with interesting characters and head-popping plot twists, the book is short and sweet (about 245 pages). Some of the detective work requires leaps of logic and faith, and some of the characters are a bit too pat at times, but Mosley's effort is still far ahead of most of the Mystery Fiction pack. Recommended for detective fiction fans, or anyone who appreciates a good mystery.