We’re delighted to hear from Weidenfeld & Nicolson [a division of Orion Publishing] who have just acquired a new Easy Rawlins mystery by Walter Mosley, and that Walter is in the UK currently, so without further ado -
Weidenfeld & Nicolson is delighted to announce the acquisition of a new Easy Rawlins mystery by the legendary American crime writer, Walter Mosley. The as-yet-untitled novel will be published in autumn 2014 as a hardback at £18.99 and eBook at £9.99.
Walter Mosley brought back Easy Rawlins to great acclaim in LITTLE GREEN, which was published in June 2013. The iconic detective first appeared in the 1990 classic DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS. Walter Mosley will be visiting the
UK from Monday 14 October to Thursday 17
October, speaking at the Durham Book
the Shelf Literary Festival in Sheffield
and the Manchester Literary Festival. All the events will be followed by a
screening of DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS. An
excerpt from LITTLE GREEN is available
Easy Rawlins is back. We thought we'd seen the last of him at the end of Blonde Faith. But it takes more than an oncoming car to stop
's finest Private
'Can you find him, Mr. Rawlins?'
'I can sure look.'
As Easy wakes from his coma, the last thing he needs is an investigation. But a friend's son is in trouble and old habits die hard. So Easy wades into the squats, clubs and LSD dens of Sunset Boulevard, trying to find the missing boy, Evander. What he discovers will take him on a journey into the dark underbelly of 1960s culture, where Evander's disappearance is only one piece of a far larger puzzle...
Little Green is Mosley's finest work since Devil in a Blue Dress - a brilliant novel showing a world-class author reunited with his most beloved protagonist.
Sophie Buchan, commissioning editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, acquired
and Commonwealth rights to the new Easy Rollins novel from Walter Mosely,
from Suzanne Smith at Doubleday. Canada
Buchan says: ‘The return of Easy Rawlins has been a major event for crime fans the world over. It is such a pleasure to see Easy back where he belongs on the mean streets of LA, and to see one of America’s finest authors writing at the very top of his game.’
Walter Mosley is one of
known and best loved authors. He is the author of over 40 critically acclaimed
books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins.
He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and
PEN America ’s
Lifetime Achievement Award. DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS was made into the acclaimed
1995 film of the same name, starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle, and
Mosley is currently adapting the Easy Rawlins series for NBC. America
's most gifted writers of
any genre... Mosley's mastery of authentic dialogue is matchless’ The Times America
‘Walter Mosley is one of
's most exciting, incisive
‘There are few writers working within the crime genre who recreate time and place with Mosley's effortless exactness, even fewer who can replicate his masterfully sustained sense of danger’ Sunday Times
‘Mosley has a unique voice that remains fresh, and he tells a damn good story’ Jonathan Kellerman
WALTER MOSLEY is one of
's best known and best loved
authors. He is the author of 37 critically acclaimed books including Devil in a Blue Dress, which was made
into the acclaimed 1995 film of the same name, starring Denzel Washington and
Don Cheadle. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award,
a Grammy and PEN America ’s
Lifetime Achievement Award. His books have been translated into 23 languages
and have sold more than 3.5 million copies. He lives in America . New York
Walter Mosley’s highly acclaimed Easy Rawlins series comprises Blonde Faith, Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, Six Easy Pieces, Bad Boy Brawly Brown, A Little Yellow Dog, Black Betty, Gone Fishin’, White Butterfly, A Red Death and Devil in a Blue Dress. The Leonid McGill mysteries are The Long Fall, Known to Evil, When the Thrill is Gone and All I Did Was Shoot My Man, which has just been shortlisted for the Edgar Best Novel 2013
Walter Mosely [centre] with fellow writers Gary Phillips [left] and Gar Anthony Haywood - at Bouchercon San Francisco 2010 Photo (c) A