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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) — biography from Devil in a Blue Dress… (more)
Devil in a Blue Dress 2,530 copies, 98 reviews
A Red Death 913 copies, 23 reviews
White Butterfly 850 copies, 10 reviews
Little Scarlet 810 copies, 18 reviews
The Man in My Basement 779 copies, 27 reviews
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey 748 copies, 63 reviews
The Long Fall 742 copies, 43 reviews
Bad Boy Brawly Brown 690 copies, 15 reviews
A Little Yellow Dog 683 copies, 11 reviews
Fearless Jones 656 copies, 10 reviews
Cinnamon Kiss 609 copies, 13 reviews
Blonde Faith 525 copies, 15 reviews
Black Betty 494 copies, 8 reviews
Blue Light 474 copies, 10 reviews
47 464 copies, 17 reviews
Futureland 458 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (Editor) 455 copies, 4 reviews
RL's Dream 454 copies, 2 reviews
Fortunate Son 451 copies, 17 reviews
Black Betty + Gator Green 444 copies, 4 reviews
Walkin' the Dog 438 copies, 4 reviews
Known to Evil 423 copies, 16 reviews
Fear Itself 417 copies, 7 reviews
Gone Fishin' 412 copies, 4 reviews
Down the River unto the Sea 390 copies, 29 reviews
Fear of the Dark 358 copies, 9 reviews
This Year You Write Your Novel 351 copies, 15 reviews
Little Green 347 copies, 16 reviews
Six Easy Pieces 341 copies, 3 reviews
All I Did Was Shoot My Man 293 copies, 34 reviews
When the Thrill Is Gone 286 copies, 31 reviews
The Wave 278 copies, 11 reviews
Charcoal Joe 260 copies, 12 reviews
Rose Gold 244 copies, 10 reviews
Diablerie 197 copies, 13 reviews
Blood Grove 149 copies, 10 reviews
John Woman 149 copies, 9 reviews
And Sometimes I Wonder About You 145 copies, 5 reviews
Trouble Is What I Do 144 copies, 6 reviews
The Tempest Tales 128 copies, 8 reviews
The Awkward Black Man 122 copies, 3 reviews
Every Man a King 91 copies, 2 reviews
Elements of Fiction 74 copies, 2 reviews
Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems (Editor, Introduction & Contributor) 62 copies
Life Out of Context 43 copies, 1 review
The Greatest 11 copies
Odyssey 8 copies, 1 review
Touched 8 copies, 1 review
Disciple 5 copies
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Buscando problemas 1 copy, 1 review
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Stories: All-New Tales (Contributor) 1,346 copies, 65 reviews
The Silent Speaker (Introduction, some editions) 968 copies, 20 reviews
The Expendable Man (New York Review Books Classics) (Afterword, some editions) 468 copies, 26 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (Contributor) 381 copies, 2 reviews
The Plot Thickens (Contributor) 324 copies, 7 reviews
Transgressions {ten novellas} (Contributor) 261 copies, 6 reviews
Unexpected Stories (Introduction, some editions) 212 copies, 16 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (Contributor) 201 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (Contributor) 192 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (Introduction) 150 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (Contributor) 149 copies, 1 review
Dangerous Women (Contributor) 128 copies, 2 reviews
OxCrimes (Contributor) 71 copies, 7 reviews
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Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 41 copies
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The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (Contributor) 33 copies
Black Pulp (Introduction) 16 copies, 2 reviews
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (Contributor) 15 copies, 1 review
The Middle Passage (Author) 4 copies
Apex Magazine 95 (April 2017) (Contributor) 2 copies
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