Review: Mosley’s Red Death

Walter Mosley

The second Easy Rawlins novel, filled with the detail of place and time that all fans of the series enjoy. (I reviewed the first one here). This one finds our protagonist tied up in a red scare witch hunt involving a Jewish socialist working in a Black church, a back to Africa group of well meaning swindlers, a bunch of murders, a fair amount of sex, and lots of drinking. If you like your crime novels shot through with some, but not a lot, of politics, and you enjoy a story deeply rooted in a time and place, the Easy Rawlins books can’t be beat.


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