Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley

Recent/Upcoming Walter Mosley Books

June 4th, 2024: Farewell, Amethystine

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Walter Mosley Stats: The highest rated book by Walter Mosley on Book Notification is Trouble Is What I Do, the 7th novel in the Leonid McGill series. The second-highest rated book is Down the River unto the Sea (King Oliver #1).

The most read book by Walter Mosley on Book Notification is Devil in a Blue Dress, the first novel in the Easy Rawlins series. The second most read book is Down the River unto the Sea (King Oliver #1).

Below is a complete list of Walter Mosley books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Walter Mosley is the Easy Rawlins Series.

List of Crosstown to Oblivion Books in Publication Order

List of Easy Rawlins Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.1
Devil in a Blue Dress
1990
2
7.7
A Red Death
1991
3
8
White Butterfly
1992
4
7.5
Black Betty
1994
5
9
A Little Yellow Dog
1996
6
9
Gone Fishin'
1997
7
8
Bad Boy Brawly Brown
2001
8
9
Six Easy Pieces
2003
9
8
Little Scarlet
2004
10
8
Cinnamon Kiss
2005
11
8
Blonde Faith
2007
12
7
Little Green
2013
13
8
Rose Gold
2014
14
8
Charcoal Joe
2016
15
8
Blood Grove
2021
16
Farewell, Amethystine
2024

List of Fearless Jones Books in Publication Order

List of King Oliver Books in Publication Order

List of Leonid McGill Books in Publication Order

List of Socrates Fortlow Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
RL's Dream
1995
2
Blue Light
1998
3
The Greatest
2000
4
The Man in My Basement
2004
5
47
2005
6
6
The Wave
2005
7
Diablerie
2006
8
Fortunate Son
2006
9
Killing Johnny Fry
2006
10
The Tempest Tales
2008
11
6
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
2009
12
Parishioner
2012
13
Odyssey
2013
14
Inside a Silver Box
2015
15
The Further Tales of Tempest Landry
2015
16
10
John Woman
2018
17
4
Touched
2023

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Plays in Publication Order

List of Transgressions Books in Publication Order

List of Walter Mosley Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The New Mystery
1993
2
The Plot Thickens
1997
3
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998
1998
4
10
A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
2000
5
Writers on Writing
2001
6
Writing Los Angeles
2002
7
The Best American Short Stories 2003
2003
8
9
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003
2003
9
Reading the Bones
2004
10
Dangerous Women
2005
11
Transgressions
2005
12
Transgressions, Vol. 2
2006
13
The Darker Mask
2008
14
Freedom
2009
15
The Civil Rights Reader
2009
16
Los Angeles Noir 2
2010
17
Black Pulp
2013
18
The Obama Inheritance
2017
19
California Schemin': The 2020 Bouchercon Anthology
2020
20
Crime Hits Home
2022
21
New Suns 2
2023
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Walter Mosley: Biography

Walter Mosley (Walter Ellis Mosley) was born on January 12th, 1952 and is currently 72 years old. Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. Mosley attended Johnson State College where he received a B.A. Political Science and.

Walter Mosley (Walter Ellis Mosley) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 17 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1995 with the novel RL's Dream. The most recently released novel was Touched which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Walter at this time.

Walter Mosley has also written the Easy Rawlins series which has 16 books including Devil in a Blue Dress and A Red Death.

Walter Mosley: Awards & Accolades

Walter Mosley has won multiple awards including: The Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 2016 and the Crime Writer's Association Award, Diamond Dagger Award, in 2023.

Walter Mosley has won many awards including:

  • Devil in a Blue Dress won the Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award, in 1991 as well as the Shamus Award - Best First P.I. Novel in 1991.
  • A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 2001 as well as the World Fantasy Award - Anthology in 2001.
  • Fear Itself won the Nero Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2004.
  • The Obama Inheritance won the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2018.
  • Down the River unto the Sea won the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2019 as well as the Maltese Falcon Society - Falcon Award in 2020.
  • Crime Hits Home won the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2023.

The following novels by Walter Mosley were also nominated for these awards:

  • Devil in a Blue Dress: Edgar Award, Best First Novel (1991).
  • A Red Death: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1992). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1992).
  • White Butterfly: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (1992). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1993). Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1993). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1993).
  • The Watt’s Lion: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Short Story (1994).
  • Black Betty: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1994). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1995).
  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned: Audie Award, Best Male Narrator (1998).
  • Bad Boy Brawly Brown: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (2002).
  • Fear Itself: Audie Award, Best Male Narrator (2004).
  • Reading the Bones: World Fantasy Award, Anthology (2005). World Fantasy Award, Anthology (2005).
  • Little Scarlet: Barry Award, Best Novel (2005).
  • Cinnamon Kiss: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (2006).
  • Fortunate Son: Audie Award, Best Female Narrator (2007).
  • The Long Fall: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (2009).
  • When the Thrill Is Gone: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (2012).
  • All I Did Was Shoot My Man: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2013).
  • California Schemin': The 2020 Bouchercon Anthology: Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection (2021).

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  3. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  4. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  5. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.

Walter Mosley: F.A.Q

When was Walter Mosley Born? How old is Walter Mosley?

Walter Mosley was born on January 12th, 1952. Walter Mosley is currently 72 years old.

Where was Walter Mosley Born?

Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California, USA and is American.

What awards has Walter Mosley won?

Walter Mosley has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (2016) and the Diamond Dagger Award at the Crime Writer's Association Award (2023).

What book awards has Walter Mosley won?

Devil in a Blue Dress: Crime Writer's Association Award New Blood Dagger Award (1991), Shamus Award Best First P.I. Novel (1991).
A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora: World Fantasy Award Anthology (2001), World Fantasy Award Anthology (2001).
Fear Itself: Nero Award Best Mystery Novel (2004).
The Obama Inheritance: Anthony Award Best Anthology / Collection (2018).
Down the River unto the Sea: Edgar Award Best Mystery Novel (2019), Maltese Falcon Society Falcon Award (2020).
Crime Hits Home: Anthony Award Best Anthology / Collection (2023).

What was the first book Walter Mosley wrote?

The first novel written by Walter Mosley was Devil in a Blue Dress, published in 1990.

What was the most recent book Walter Mosley wrote?

His most recently released work was Touched on October 10th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Walter Mosley?

Walter Mosley has a new book coming out on June 4th, 2024 called Farewell, Amethystine.

How many books has Walter Mosley written?

Walter Mosley has written 67 books across 16 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 3 books in the Crosstown to Oblivion Series
  • 16 books in the Easy Rawlins Series
  • 3 books in the Fearless Jones Series
  • 2 books in the King Oliver Series
  • 7 books in the Leonid McGill Series
  • 3 books in the Socrates Fortlow Series
  • 17 Standalone Novels
  • 5 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 2 Short Story Collections
  • 1 Graphic Novels
  • 7 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 Play

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    My father introduced Rawlins to me. He loved the PI, and I wasn’t sure whether my adoration for the character was genuine or if it was primarily tied to my fondness for those early memories.

    I dug ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’ out of the attic the other day, and from what I’ve seen so far, it holds up. The book is set during a difficult era for black people, yet it doesn’t obsess over the prejudices of the 1940s — though it doesn’t ignore those issues.

    I make an effort to avoid stories about race relations. The subject is always in the news these days, so I prefer to keep it out of the fiction I read.

    Roger
    Roger
    3 months ago

    Touched. Not my kind of Mosley

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