Walter Mosley’s latest Easy Rawlins novel, Charcoal Joe, is sure to keep you up all night reading.
Life is going pretty well for Easy, he has a new detective agency, and he’s about to propose to girlfriend, Bonnie. We know how that goes, when all is going well in the world. Trouble has to find its way in and stir the pot. Easy’s longtime friend, Raymond “Mouse” Alexander, visits Easy at his new agency and proposes a new case for him. Who can say no to Mouse? So, Easy sets out to exonerate Seymour, a young black physicist, of double murder of two white men. While on the case, Easy faces surprises and uncovers secrets at every turn, while maneuvering the 1960s streets of L.A.
This mystery is full-grown with its backstabbing, never-ending action, and of course, Walter’s amazeballs writing style. I enjoyed this one immensely and know Easy Rawlins fans will too. Hurry and read this one!
I received an advanced copy from Netgalley