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Mosley, Walter

Summary: Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mullholland Books, Little, Brown and Company 2018

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Mosley, Walter

Summary: At twelve years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly takes over his father's job at a silent film theater in New York's East Village. Five years later, as Herman lives out his last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that the person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2018

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Mosley, Walter

Summary: At twelve years old, Cornelius secretly takes over his father's job at a silent film theater in New York's East Village. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself--as Professor John Woman, a man who will spread his father's teachings into the classrooms of his unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Mosley, Walter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Alfonse Rinaldo, the mysterious power-behind-the-throne at City Hall, the fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix--and he's come to Leonid McGill for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2010

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: A beautiful young woman walks into PI Leonid McGill's office with a stack of cash. She's an artist, she tells Leonid, who's escaped poverty via marriage to a rich collector. A rich collector with two ex-wives whose deaths are shrouded in mystery. She says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Will sorting out the woman's crooked tale bring Leonid straight to death's door?

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2011

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Fearing his friend, Christmas Black, has met his demise when the ex-Marine's daughter is left on his doorstep, reluctant L.A. detective Easy Rawlins finds the challenges of caring for a child further complicated by another friend's murder accusation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2007

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: A spiritual novel on a cosmic ray which hits some people on Earth, giving them superhuman powers in strength and intelligence. They band to form a commune in California, but come under threat from the spirit of Death, also created by the ray.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown & Co. 1998

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Mosley, Walter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner AudioBooks 2003

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: A novel exploring the early years of Easy Rawlins and Mouse Alexander, protagonists in a current black PI series. The setting is Texas, the time the 1930s, and the two embark on a car ride which will engulf them in the bayou world of voodoo, sex and murder.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Black Classic Press 1997

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: At 91 years old, Ptolemy Grey is one of the world's forgotten. Marooned in a cluttered Los Angeles apartment, he sinks deeper into dementia and the past. Then he meets seventeen-year-old Robyn and they form a bond that reinvigorates his world, but as he recaptures his clarity of mind, he also unlocks the secrets he has carried for decades.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Black PI Easy Rawlins, working as a school janitor in Los Angeles, is seduced by a teacher into taking her dog which her husband threatens to kill. When the husband is murdered, Rawlins becomes the prime suspect and must clear his name. By the author of Black Betty.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1996

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Charles Blakey, a young man who can't find a job and who has fallen behind on his mortgage payments for the home that's been in his family for generations, cannot say no when a stranger offers to rent the basement for $50,000 in cash.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: RL's Drean is a novel about the blues - the blues as an expression of black poetry and black tragedy and how they sit in judgement on the American experience. In contemporary New York, aging bluesman Soupspoon Wise is alone, ill, and dying.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1995

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Mosley, Walter

Summary: Ten years after serving time at Rikers Island for assault, Joe King Oliver, an ex-NYPD investigator working as a private detective, receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him, compelling him to find out who on the police force wanted him out. He also agrees to help a radical black journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company 2018

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Ben Dibbuk has a good job, an accomplished wife, a bright college-age daughter, and a patient young mistress. Even as he goes through the motions of everyday life, however, inside he feels nothing. The explanation for this emotional void lies in the years he spent as a blacked-out drunk before pulling his life together--years in which he knows he committed acts he doesn't remember. Then a woman...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2008

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: The arrival of his lowlife cousin, Ulysses S. "Useless" Grant, spells trouble for Paris Minton and his friend, Fearless Jones, as they become embroiled in a bizarre case involving mysterious women, desperate blackmail victims, cheating business partners,and murder.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Despite their differences Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be. After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys split. In a powerful story of modern-day resilience and redemption, Tommy and Eric forge their separate ways in the world, each confronting his own challenges.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner AudioBooks 2006

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Two people brought together by a horrific act are united in a common cause by the powers of the Silver Box. The two join to protect humanity from destruction by an alien race, the Laz, hell-bent on regaining control over the Silver Box, the most destructive and powerful tool in the universe. The Silver Box will stop at nothing to prevent its former master from returning to being, even if it...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Highbridge Company 2015

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that restores his mind, and he uses his last days--shortened now by the medical experiment--to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2010

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Leonid McGill, a New York City private detective, tries to put his past behind him. But it's not that easy when someone like Tony "The Suit" Towers expects you to do a job; when an Albany PI hires you to track down four men known only by their youthful street names; and when your 16-year-old son, Twill, is getting in over his head with a suicidal girl.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: After serving nearly three decades in prison for his deadly crimes, Socrates returns to the streets of South Central L.A. to connect with old friends and encourage new ones to join him in his campaign to get to the heart of gang violence.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Civitas 2008

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Mosley, Walter.

Summary: A former black convict in Watts tries to go straight, holding a steady job, helping the town's youth and philosophizing with friends. But when a policeman starts raping and killing blacks, he turns vigilante.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1999

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Mosley, Walter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2002

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