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Black Betty

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Publisher:
Thorndike Press,
Pub. Date:
1994.
Language:
English
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"The New York Times Book Review ended its rave for White Butterfly, the most recent novel in Walter Mosley's acclaimed mystery series, by saying "I can't wait to see where Easy Rawlins turns up next. And when." Black Betty holds the sure-to-be-bestselling answer. The place is Los Angeles. The year is 1961, the dawn of a hopeful era for America's black citizens. Easy Rawlins's quiet real-estate empire is deep in the hole, so he must accept $200 from the oily white private eye Saul Lynx to track down one Elizabeth Eady, aka "Black Betty." From her native Houston's Fifth Ward to her position as housekeeper for the immensely wealthy Cain family of Beverly Hills, Betty's stunning beauty and raw sensuality have left a trail of chaos and mayhem in her wake. To compound Easy's troubles, his murderous sidekick Mouse is due out of jail, and he has bloody revenge on his mind." "Entertainment Weekly has said that "[Easy] Rawlins isn't just the best new series detective around, he might be the best American character to appear in quite some time." Easy's murder-strewn search for "Black Betty" takes him into the depths of America's racial dilemmas and the mysteries of human character - and his creator, Walter Mosley, to even greater heights of achievement in the American novel. It is that rare novel that tells a gripping, fast-paced story while it grapples with the biggest questions that haunt American life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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9780786203239
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Grouping Title black betty
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subject_facet African American men -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Large type books, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Rawlins, Easy (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
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