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Happy Birthday Walter Mosely!

Prolific author Walter Mosely was born on this day January 12th in 1952.  Most noted for his crime fiction, Mr. Mosely has written under many other genres such as, science fiction, non-fiction, and YA and has had 3 books adapted into films. 

(photo credit: Kim Demarco)

Books:

Easy Rawlins Mysteries: 

  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1990)
  • A Red Death (1991)
  • White Butterfly (1992)
  • Black Betty (1994)
  • A Little Yellow Dog (1996)
  • Gone Fishin’ (1997)
  • Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002)
  • Six Easy Pieces (2003)
  • Little Scarlet (2004)
  • Cinnamon Kiss (2005)
  • Blonde Faith (2007)
  • Little Green (2013)
  • Rose Gold (2014)

Fearless Jones Mysteries:

  • Fearless Jones (2001)
  • Fear Itself (2003)
  • Fear of the Dark (2006)

Leonid McGill Mysteries:

  • The Long Fall (2009)
  • Known to Evil (2010)
  • When the Thrill Is Gone (2011)
  • All I Did Was Shoot My Man (2012)
  • And Sometimes I Wonder About You (2015)

Science Fiction:

  • Blue Light (1998)
  • Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World (2001)
  • The Wave (2005)
  • 47 (2005)

Socrates Fortlow Books: 

  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1997)
  • Walkin’ the Dog (1999)
  • The Right Mistake (2008)

For Young Adults: 

  • 47 (2005)

Other Novels: 

  • RL’s Dream (1995)
  • The Man in My Basement (2004)
  • Walking the Line (2005), a novella in the Transgressions series
  • Fortunate Son (2006)
  • The Tempest Tales (2008)
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010)
  • Parishioner (2012)
  • Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore (2014)
  • Inside a Silver Box (2015)

Erotica: 

  • Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel (2006)
  • Diablerie (2007)

Plays:

  • The Fall of Heaven, Samuel French, 2011
  • Lift’, World Premiere at Crossroads Theatre Company on April 10, 2014.

Non-Fiction Books:

  • Workin’ on the Chain Gang: Shaking off the Dead Hand of History (2000)
  • What Next: An African American Initiative Toward World Peace (2003)
  • Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-violent Takeover of the House of Representatives (2006)
  • This Year You Write Your Novel (2007)
  • Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation (2011) 

Graphic Novel:

  • Maximum Fantastic Four (2005,with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)

Crosstown to Oblivion:

  • The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin, Tor Books, 2012
  • Merge / Disciple, Tor Books, 2012
  • Stepping Stone / The Love Machine, Tor Books, 2013