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Walter Mosley

Autor/a de Devil in a Blue Dress

105+ obres 23,918 Membres 770 Ressenyes 87 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Credit: David Shankbone, Sept. 2007

Sèrie

Obres de Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress (1990) 2,612 exemplars
A Red Death (1991) 937 exemplars
White Butterfly (1992) 877 exemplars
Little Scarlet (2004) 827 exemplars
The Man in My Basement (2004) 802 exemplars
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010) 783 exemplars
The Long Fall (2009) 769 exemplars
A Little Yellow Dog (1996) 710 exemplars
Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002) 708 exemplars
Fearless Jones (2001) 678 exemplars
Cinnamon Kiss (2005) 633 exemplars
Blonde Faith (2007) 540 exemplars
Black Betty (1994) 514 exemplars
Blue Light (1998) 492 exemplars
47 (2005) 478 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003) — Editor — 471 exemplars
Futureland (2001) 470 exemplars
RL's Dream (1995) 464 exemplars
Black Betty + Gator Green (2002) 464 exemplars
Fortunate Son (2006) 461 exemplars
Walkin' the Dog (1999) 460 exemplars
Known to Evil (2010) 435 exemplars
Fear Itself (2003) 431 exemplars
Gone Fishin' (1997) 427 exemplars
Down the River unto the Sea (2018) 425 exemplars
This Year You Write Your Novel (2007) 369 exemplars
Fear of the Dark (2006) 367 exemplars
Little Green (2013) 359 exemplars
Six Easy Pieces (2003) 353 exemplars
When the Thrill Is Gone (2011) 299 exemplars
All I Did Was Shoot My Man (2012) 298 exemplars
The Wave (2005) 287 exemplars
Gone Fishin'/Smoke (1998) 275 exemplars
Charcoal Joe (2016) 272 exemplars
Rose Gold (2014) 254 exemplars
Killing Johnny Fry (2006) 251 exemplars
Diablerie (2008) 202 exemplars
Blood Grove (2021) 164 exemplars
John Woman (2018) 160 exemplars
Trouble Is What I Do (2020) 159 exemplars
Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore (2014) 153 exemplars
And Sometimes I Wonder About You (2015) 150 exemplars
The Awkward Black Man: Stories (2020) 134 exemplars
The Tempest Tales (2008) 129 exemplars
Every Man a King (2023) 125 exemplars
Elements of Fiction (2019) 84 exemplars
Inside a Silver Box (2015) 76 exemplars
Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems (1999) — Editor, Introduction & Contributor — 65 exemplars
Touched (2023) 52 exemplars
Life Out of Context (2005) 45 exemplars
The Gift of Fire (2012) 13 exemplars
Farewell, Amethystine (2024) 12 exemplars
The Thing: The Next Big Thing (2022) 12 exemplars
Whispers in the Dark (2000) 12 exemplars
The Greatest (2000) 12 exemplars
Odyssey (2013) 9 exemplars
Transgressions 2: Three Brand New Novellas (UK Edition) (2006) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Karma {story} (2011) — Autor — 5 exemplars
On the Head of a Pin (2012) 4 exemplars
Transgressions, Volume One [audio] (2005) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Fall of Heaven (2011) 4 exemplars
Disciple (2012) 4 exemplars
Cinnamon Kiss / Fear Itself (2005) 4 exemplars
Merge 3 exemplars
The Thing (2021-) #1 (of 6) (2021) 2 exemplars
The Mask of Sanity 1 exemplars
Little Brother 1 exemplars
Buscando problemas (2022) 1 exemplars
Black Dog {story} 1 exemplars
The Thing (2021-) #4 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplars
The Thing (2021-) #5 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplars
The Thing (2021-) #3 (of 6) (2022) 1 exemplars
The Thing (2021-) #2 (of 6) (2021) 1 exemplars
The Firekeeper 1 exemplars
Mosley Walter 1 exemplars
[No title] 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Col·laborador — 1,402 exemplars
The Silent Speaker (1946) — Introducció, algunes edicions997 exemplars
The Expendable Man (1963) — Epíleg, algunes edicions506 exemplars
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Col·laborador — 446 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 397 exemplars
The Plot Thickens (1997) — Col·laborador — 327 exemplars
Transgressions {ten novellas} (2005) — Col·laborador — 268 exemplars
Unexpected Stories (2014) — Introducció, algunes edicions239 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 206 exemplars
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Col·laborador — 203 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Col·laborador — 179 exemplars
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013) — Introducció — 153 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 152 exemplars
Dangerous Women (2005) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
OxCrimes (2014) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Devil in a Blue Dress [1995 film] (1995) — Original novel — 65 exemplars
Transgressions, Volume 3 (U.S. Edition) (2006) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
The Perfect Crime (2022) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir (2017) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
The Best American Political Writing 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Crime Hits Home (2022) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Black Pulp (2013) — Introducció — 17 exemplars
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (2012) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
The Middle Passage (2003) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Left Coast Crimes: A Collection of Short Stories — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Apex Magazine 95 (April 2017) (2017) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Journeys (1996) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Don't waste your time unless you know nothing about fiction writing. Best thing in the book: "Write every day."
 
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prairiemage | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | May 29, 2024 |
Masterful writing bogged down by hard-to-follow plot and too many characters

There is no denying that Walter Mosely can write like nobody's business. In creating the main character Easy Rawlins, Mosely captures the essence of what it's like to be a black man in the 1960s, as well as what it's like to be (mostly) on the right side of the law when others around are criminal.

The lastest installment of the Easy Rawlins series proved to be too much of a good thing. There were far too many characters and I couldn't keep them all straight. I don't think I'd make a good gangster, becuase I couldn't keep track of the plot. As one other reviewer said, "At the end of the book I still didn't know who had the money."

Thank you to NetGalley and Doubleday for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
… (més)
 
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jj24 | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | May 27, 2024 |
Sex and violence-packed crime/sci fi hybrid about a guy and his family getting alien powers. Not my thing, but it read quickly. Would have felt a little better as a paperback original than as a $25 hardcover, the industry is weird. Maybe not the best place for me to start with Mosley.
 
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Amateria66 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | May 24, 2024 |
Well-written prose and an interesting protagonist who's been "gifted" by intergalactic beings with extraordinary powers to accomplish a task that's developed along the way. The premise is intriguing and the plot moves the story forward relentlessly. It's a short, but powerful read. Despite the heavy nature of the story there is some dark humor in it.
 
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EZLivin | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | May 5, 2024 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
105
També de
46
Membres
23,918
Popularitat
#877
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
770
ISBN
892
Llengües
18
Preferit
87

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