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Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1952. He graduated from Johnson State College in Vermont. His first book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990, won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, and was made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington in 1995. He is the author of the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, the Leonid McGill Mystery series, and the Fearless Jones series. His other works include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 47, Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation. He has received numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. (Bowker Author Biography) Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, the novels "Blue Light" and "RL's Dream", and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, "Always Outnumbered", "Always Outgunned", for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and "Walkin' the Dog". He is a member of the board of directors of the National Book Awards and the founder of the PEN American Center's Open Book Committee. At various times in his life he has been a potter, a computer programmer, & a poet. He was born in Los Angeles & now lives in New York. (Publisher Provided)
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Devil in a Blue Dress 2,325 copies, 90 reviews
A Red Death 861 copies, 19 reviews
White Butterfly 800 copies, 9 reviews
Little Scarlet 767 copies, 15 reviews
The Man in My Basement 747 copies, 25 reviews
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey 675 copies, 61 reviews
The Long Fall 672 copies, 40 reviews
Bad Boy Brawly Brown 646 copies, 14 reviews
A Little Yellow Dog 638 copies, 10 reviews
Fearless Jones 616 copies, 9 reviews
Cinnamon Kiss 570 copies, 12 reviews
Blonde Faith 492 copies, 14 reviews
Black Betty 468 copies, 7 reviews
Blue Light 451 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (Editor) 441 copies, 4 reviews
47 437 copies, 16 reviews
Futureland 435 copies, 5 reviews
Black Betty + Gator Green 424 copies, 2 reviews
Fortunate Son 423 copies, 16 reviews
RL's Dream 418 copies, 2 reviews
Walkin' the Dog 405 copies, 4 reviews
Known to Evil 394 copies, 16 reviews
Fear Itself 393 copies, 6 reviews
Gone Fishin' 381 copies, 2 reviews
Fear of the Dark 339 copies, 8 reviews
This Year You Write Your Novel 320 copies, 15 reviews
Little Green 310 copies, 16 reviews
Six Easy Pieces 309 copies, 3 reviews
Down the River unto the Sea 287 copies, 27 reviews
All I Did Was Shoot My Man 271 copies, 34 reviews
The Wave 270 copies, 11 reviews
When the Thrill Is Gone 270 copies, 30 reviews
Charcoal Joe 229 copies, 10 reviews
Rose Gold 216 copies, 10 reviews
Diablerie 177 copies, 13 reviews
And Sometimes I Wonder About You 129 copies, 5 reviews
John Woman 127 copies, 8 reviews
The Tempest Tales 117 copies, 8 reviews
Blood Grove 109 copies, 9 reviews
Trouble Is What I Do 103 copies, 5 reviews
The Awkward Black Man 83 copies, 2 reviews
Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems (Editor, Introduction & Contributor) 59 copies
Elements of Fiction 50 copies, 1 review
Life Out of Context 40 copies, 1 review
The Greatest 8 copies
Odyssey 6 copies
Transgressions, Volume One [audio] (Contributor) 4 copies
Karma {story} (Author) 2 copies
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Disciple 1 copy
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Stories: All-New Tales (Contributor) 1,243 copies, 64 reviews
The Silent Speaker (Introduction, some editions) 917 copies, 16 reviews
The Expendable Man (New York Review Books Classics) (Afterword, some editions) 407 copies, 22 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (Contributor) 363 copies, 2 reviews
The Plot Thickens [Anthology 11-in-1] (Contributor) 303 copies, 7 reviews
Transgressions {ten novellas} (Contributor) 253 copies, 6 reviews
Unexpected Stories (Introduction, some editions) 185 copies, 15 reviews
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (Contributor) 182 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (Contributor) 173 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (Contributor) 144 copies, 1 review
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (Introduction) 139 copies, 2 reviews
Dangerous Women (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
OxCrimes (Contributor) 64 copies, 7 reviews
Transgressions, Volume 3 (U.S. Edition) (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 36 copies
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (Contributor) 29 copies
Black Pulp (Introduction) 14 copies, 2 reviews
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
The Middle Passage (Author) 4 copies
The Perfect Crime (Contributor) 3 copies
Apex Magazine 95 (April 2017) (Contributor) 2 copies
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