Walter Mosley’s first novel was Devil in a Blue Dress (1990), with “Easy” Rawlins, an unwilling amateur detective from the Watts section of Los Angeles. In all his Easy Rawlins novels, Mosley uses period detail and slang to create authentic settings and characters. While these are a mainstay, Mosley has also tried his hand at other genres, such as playwriting, science fiction and nonfiction.
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