The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group held its final monthly meeting of the year on October 28th, 2021, in person. Attendees discussed the “Easy Rawlins” series written by American author Walter Mosley, with participants having read several different selections by this author. If you read any of the Easy Rawlins novels by Mosley, and would like to contribute your comments about it/them, please do so as a reply comment to this blog post, below.
Titles read by group members included: Devil in a Blue Dress (2 readers, 1 enjoyed it and one didn’t), Charcoal Joe (2 readers, 1 enjoyed it and 1 didn’t), Bad Boy Brawley Brown (1 reader, who enjoyed it and had previously read others in the series), Little Scarlet (1 reader, who highly enjoyed the audiobook version narrated by actor Michael Boatman), Blood Grove (2 readers. 1 who liked it and one who didn’t – the latter wasn’t a noir fan), Blonde Faith (2 reader, one who liked it but thought the sex scenes were poorly written, and a second who couldn’t get past the first chapter), and Cinnamon Kiss (1 reader who had a so-so reaction to it). Two people also mistakenly read Down the River Unto the Sea, which isn’t part of the Easy Rawlins series.
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So…What did you think of the Easy Rawlins series by Walter Mosley? Which have you read?
The following handout was prepared for the members of Just Desserts: Easy Rawlins series by Walter Mosley.
This was our final “in person” meeting for 2021. Just Desserts is on its year-end hiatus in November and December, but will return in January 2022.
In September 2007, we tackled a modern-day mystery author, Walter Mosley, and one of his popular Easy Rawlins seires — Black Betty. In 1961 Los Angeles, Easy is tracking down Elizabeth Eady, a.k.a. “Black Betty” — a stunning beauty with mayhem in her wake. Easy’s search takes readers deep into America’s racial dilemmas and the mysteries of human character.
This title was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on September 27, 2007. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below!