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Download Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery) ePub
  • ISBN 0743451783
  • ISBN13 978-0743451789
  • Language English
  • Author Walter Mosley
  • Publisher Washington Square Press (November 1, 2002)
  • Pages 368
  • Formats docx mobi doc lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1116 kb
  • Size Fb2 1662 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 124

1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thrown the two bills in the sleazy shamus' face -- the white man who wanted him to find the notorious Black Betty, an ebony siren whose talent for all things rich and male took her from Houston's Fifth Ward to Beverly Hills. There was too much Easy wasn't being told, but he couldn't resist the prospect of seeing Betty again, even if it killed him....

Walter Mosley is the New York Times bestselling author of five Easy Rawlins mysteries: Devil in A Blue Dress, A. .It is presented from the viewpoint of a black investigator, Easy Rawlins. The setting is the Los Angeles area in the early 1960s. Civil rights are just getting into motion.

Walter Mosley is the New York Times bestselling author of five Easy Rawlins mysteries: Devil in A Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty, and A Little Yellow Dog; three non-mystery novels, Blue Light, Gone Fishin', and R. s Dream; two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield. Wolf Award, and which was an HBO movie; and a nonfiction book, Workin' On The Chain Gang. s Dream; two collections of stories featuring. Wolf Award, and which was an HBO movie; and a nonfiction book, Workin' On The Chain Gang

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Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is a fictional character created by mystery author Walter Mosley

Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is a fictional character created by mystery author Walter Mosley. Rawlins is an African-American private investigator, a hard-boiled detective and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. He is featured in a series of best-selling mysteries set from the 1940s to the 1960s

1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope  . With Black Betty, Mosley delivers what you'd expect from an Easy Rawlins mystery if you came to it having already read a few others such as I had. The crime to be solved is made to seem convoluted but ultimately turns out to be relatively simple. Yet as with each book in this series it isn't really about the plot.

Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery. WALTER MOSLEY is the author of more than forty books, including eleven previous Easy Rawlins mysteries, the first of which, Devil in a Blue Dress, was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington. When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress-a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright-he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton).

Black Betty novel is a marvelous writing attempt by the novelist, Walter Mosley. The book is part 4 of the popular Easy Rawlins mystery novel series by the author. It is a fictional novel with a mystery to mesmerize your mind. It is sensational in every possible way or what you can expect from a top level fictional mystery thriller. Michael Boatman, once again had the honors of doing the narration of this catchy novel. When you are learning about the life and story of Easy Rawlins, mystery always has its part to play. This time it is in the year 1961 and in the Los Angeles area

Also by Walter Mosley FICTION Gone Fishin’ Devil in a Blue Dress A Red Death White Butterfly Black Betty A Little Yellow Dog . Other author's books: Six Easy Pieces: Easy Rawlins Stories. This Year You Write Your Novel.

Also by Walter Mosley FICTION Gone Fishin’ Devil in a Blue Dress A Red Death White Butterfly Black Betty A Little Yellow Dog Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned. Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery.

Talk about Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery)


Ber
Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels are part-noir, part social commentary. I love the characters and Mosley's style. _Black Betty_ is a much darker story than the previous novels (Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries (Paperback)),White Butterfly) and was disappointingly similar to Chinatown [Blu-ray] - too much so for my tastes.

As with any good noir fiction, there are several concurrent cases being worked on, some of which are interrelated. The personal troubles that Easy finds himself in is a plot device that is quickly becoming stale, but the injustice that Rawlins faces as a Black man in a White world rings true as much as it raises a bitter taste in my mouth. The interplay between "Mouse" and Rawlins and the depth and compassion with which Rawlins writes these characters warrant the strong review of an otherwise disappointing plot.
Mullador
Ezekiel (Easy) Rawlins lives in a world where you could be walking into a bullet anytime you knock on a door. The inhabitants of this world have strange names like Mofass, Mouse, LaMarque, Odell and Juice. It's the unsettled era of Kennedy, Khrushchev and Martin Luther King. And it's L.A., where black people thought twice before stepping into white neighborhoods.

Easy is handling several problems at once in this novel. Someone hires him to find a woman known as Black Betty, and pain and death seem to follow him everywhere on his search. Meanwhile his best friend Mouse, in jail for murder, just got out and wants to kill the man who turned him in. And Easy's got financial troubles too, involving some property that's slipping through his fingers.

The search for the missing Betty is particularly disturbing. When Easy was a boy, he was obsessed with Betty, who "had something about her that drove men wild." She was generous with her charms, but when a man's pockets were empty, she was gone. When Easy was twelve years old she kissed him for fun, and after that he followed her everywhere, her faithful errand boy and admirer.

By now he's lost track of Betty for years, but he likes the idea of finding her again, for his own sake, not just for the fee. At the same time he's conflicted, not wanting to bring any harm to Betty. The people looking for Black Betty won't tell why they want her.

This is my second Easy Rawlins book, and I find myself reading it less for the story than for the atmosphere simmering with danger, the poetic cadence of the language of the streets - and Easy's complex humanity.
Fordrellador
Mosley never fails to provide a wonderful escape as I accompany him on a new adventure. I get absorbed in his stories. Similar to dreaming instead of reading or plugging your mind into virtual reality when you open his books. Easy Rawlins keeps me on edge as he tip toes between violent death, cops, love, jail, family and survival.
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Cointrius
This novel deals with racial issues and must be approached with an open mind. It is presented from the viewpoint of a black investigator, Easy Rawlins. The setting is the Los Angeles area in the early 1960s. Civil rights are just getting into motion.

Easy is a wannabe real estate mogul who is short on cash. He needs to support himself and two children that he has taken in (unofficially adopted). He needs money, and has been approached to find Black Betty - the nickname of a woman whom he knew in Texas when he was a child. He has a reputation for being able to find people.

It is a complex case. There are questions about just why people are looking for Black Betty. A number of people are killed along the way, and relationships are established as the story moves along. There are some very ugly people, including racist police officers. This was well before the time of Rodney King when events could be picked up on video.

Things do not necessarily end well. You will get a good view of some of the underside of society and people's social attitudes. There are some side plots. Some guilty people are punished, sometimes in ways they would not have expected.
Lanionge
This is a tough one...the mystery didn't make much sense this time around and there was an awful lot of coincidence and happenstance moving the plot forward. The conclusion seemed rushed and more than a little half baked. Easy seems to have more than enough reason to drop out of the case without anyone else getting killed but per usual he makes bad call after bad call and finds himself in fear for his life...again...look don't get me wrong I really enjoy these novels but I'd like to read one that is more than series of murders that Easy happens to stumble across, not every mystery novel needs to involve non stop killing.
Steep
I love Walter Mosley books and Black Betty has to be one of my favorites. There was suspense--just when I thought who did it, nope, I was wrong. It was a definite page turner.
Peles
I enjoy all of The Easy Rawlins series. But this is not my favorite. As always Walter Mosley's story telling is engaging never boring. And because you care about what happens to Easy Rawlins you will always stay interested. I refer it to anyone who enjoys the series.
The book is awesome! But the narrator needs to know the proper pronunciations for people, places and things. Especially when they are KNOWN. Sorry, but it distracts and then becomes annoying. But voice & tone still perfect.