A Red Death (Easy Rawlins Series #2)

A Red Death (Easy Rawlins Series #2)

by Walter Mosley
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A Red Death: Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Silver Lining" 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an aspiring writer and I must confirm that, 'A Red Death,' has inspired me to continue in my journey as a writer. The characters, the plot, as well as the aroma of the story has an urban symphony feel to it. A brilliant piece of work, indeed! I therefore tip my hat in favor to Mr. Walter Mosley for such a classic piece of writing.
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Brendan Palombine More than 1 year ago
Loved Devil in a Blue Dress so I decided to buy the 2nd book in the series. A Red Death was not as good as Devil in a Blue Dress but I still enjoyed it... but I think a lot to do with that is the short story spoiled A Red Death along with probably a few other books in the series. Seeing as the short story takes place years after A Red Death it tells you what main characters have died throughout the series as well as a few other plot points I would rather have not known. And worst of all, it doesn't give the ending of the short story, so there's not even that payoff. Ridiculous.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
With his Easy Rawlins series (of which A Red Death is book number two), author Mosley treads the familiar noir-detective genre in post-WWII Los Angeles. The twist is that most of the main characters, like Mosley, are African-American, which provides a welcome fresh perspective. Populated with interesting characters and head-popping plot twists, the book is short and sweet (about 245 pages). Some of the detective work requires leaps of logic and faith, and some of the characters are a bit too pat at times, but Mosley's effort is still far ahead of most of the Mystery Fiction pack. Recommended for detective fiction fans, or anyone who appreciates a good mystery.