Fearless Jones (Fearless Jones Series #1)

Fearless Jones (Fearless Jones Series #1)

by Walter Mosley
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Fearless Jones (Fearless Jones Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A writer has to capture my attention within the first chapter of a novel and Walter Mosley was able to do so, within the first few pages. As an avid reader, I was instantly connected to Paris Minton's passion for reading and immediately identified with his love of books. Each of the characters were introduced in vivid detail, allowing an established familarity that raises interest as to how they fit into the fast - paced storyline. This novel draws the attention of both the fan and non-fan (like myself) of mystery novels, as the mystery is hidden in excellent story-telling, causing you to focus solely on the characters and wonder just how the story will end. Excellent reading! I am now a fan of "Fearless Jones" and more endeared to Walter Mosley!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Walter Mosley expertly transports you back in time to a Los Angeles of long ago. It's obvious that Mosley has intimate knowledge of early Los Angeles as he intricately depicts his characters and tracks their movements. Only near the end as Mosley reconstructs the mahem that Paris and Fearless seems to stumble into at every turn does it get difficult to keep up with at times.
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Thid author is electrifying. I enjoy his work and it is fast ureading. Helps the time fly.
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I saw The movie, Devil in a blue dress', but this was the first novel I read by Mosley ..it had the same feel as the movie, which I enjoyed watching .........nice work will read more of work in the future!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I am an Easy Rawlins and Ray Alexander(Mouse)fan..this was a thrill to be introduced to new characters that are from the same era.The story was engrossing and fast paced and yet it had that wonderful slow and easy spin that Mosley gives his stories..
Guest More than 1 year ago
New characters and outstanding story line! Walter Mosley is one of the best African American authors. If you enjoy a lot of action and suspense this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books twists and turns your imagination. It's a great vacation from reality read. Enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fearless Jones kept you one the edge in each chapter. Just when you thought things got bad, Mosley turned around the drew up another delima. I love mysteries with a meaning. I hope that we have another mystery with Fearless in the near future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Walter Mosley's characters are strong black men trying to make their way in the world! I loved Fearless and look forward to more of him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fearless Jones was a great page-turner that kept the reader guessing ---- What's Up? Paris the book reader plays the clue card reader and he's quite good at reading the clues. Paris's partner Fearless plays the strong man who fears nothing and he's quite a lady's man; willing to take great leaps and chances in life. The reader feels the 'passionate' desire that Paris has for a fancy lady named E. Love. Perhaps, some people would say it was a 'seek and conquer' desire that Paris had for E. Love. There are some interesting players in FJ -- read and find them. However, the key player will be determined by the individual reader. In my opinion, Walter Mosley gave the book character and a mysterious style. FJ was definitely a great page-turner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frearless Jones is fearless! Mosley takes you to places you've never been, into the lives of characters you've never known and through a reading you can't get enough of. I've read all of Mosley's works and they never cease to entertain, excite and enthrall me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an AVID reader, but never have I picked up a mystery! Well, needless to say I am head over heels that I started with a Walter Mosley novel. 'Fearless Jones' is an advendture, a mystery, and a thriller all in one! The character development is amazing from the scars on everyone's face to the amazement of Paris' self-growth throughout the book! Every page had a different situation. When I get to the latter part of the book, I expect things to cool down a bit, but peices were still developing right until the last chapters! The title was rather deceiving and I was frustrated in the beginning, I guess because the title was the main narrator which leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions as to what the meaning of it is! Thanks to this excellent starter, I plan to read more of Mr. Mosley's works!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Walter has done it again! With lots of break neck excitement and a large complement of 'you know I know somebody like 'em' characters, Fearless Jones will make you laugh, make your heart pound and shake your head and go 'um, um, um'! An intelligent, yet accessible read, Mosley mixes excitement, great dialogue, pots 'o plots with lots of social science thrown in for flavor! Read all his Easy Rawlins mysteries for more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rather than reprising his popular central character, Easy Rawlins, deft wordsmith Walter Mosley introduces an equally intriguing hero - Fearless Jones. Again, Mosley shines at depicting black characters struggling to survive in an inhospitable white world. When Paris Minton's book shop door opens and gorgeous Elan Love walks in, so does trouble. Paris is a laid back black man content to run his store in the Watts area of 1950s LA. He's ill prepared to deal with all the woes that beset him such as being used for gun shot practice, being robbed, and seeing his business go up in flames. There's little choice for Paris except to send an SOS to his war veteran buddy, Fearless Jones - a man who more than lives up to his sobriquet. The pair embark on a surprise riddled chase fraught with excitement and danger. TV and film actor Peter Francis James gives tension filled voice to this riveting thriller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fearless Jones is the finest new mystery I have read in decades. Its qualities place it alongside classics like The Maltese Falcon, while its deep exploration of human nature causes it to transcend the mystery genre. The story¿s subtle psychology reminds me of an ancient Greek drama. This book represents a new peak in the imagination and the writing of the immensely talented Mr. Walter Mosley. You have a rare treat in store. Start this book early in the day. You probably won¿t want to put it down. Like the frozen expressions on Greek tragedians¿ masks, Fearless Jones considers three kinds of human motivation: The self-interested satisfaction of the senses; the rational mind assembling the pieces of a puzzle; and good character that comes the heart. The narration builds from the rational mind and conveys all of the classic elements of the best noir mysteries. Mosley¿s point is that good character will naturally triumph because of the finer emotions and responses it will evoke in others. I suspect that you will agree with him, and feel uplifted by this tale despite the plot¿s pathway through many dark alleys of depravity. Few writers can take you inside the mind and body of the characters like Mr. Mosley. In this novel, you will think and feel along with Paris Minton, the owner of a used bookstore in Watts in 1954. Minton is a largely self-educated black man from Louisiana who came to California to find libraries that were open to all. His store¿s books are discards from local libraries. He has achieved a fragile kind of peaceful life, living and working in his bookstore (and reading when there are no customers). Suddenly, a beautiful woman, Alana Love, walks in the door seeking his help. From that moment on, his life will never be the same. Fast-paced action takes him from the contemplative life into the crosscurrents of desperate characters in moments. Like The Maltese Falcon, this story involves a treasure hunt with many clues, red herrings, and double-dealing villains. The plot connects back into the darkest shadows of the thirties and despicable acts of inhumanity. The plot evolves rapidly and spontaneously from the chance circumstance of Love and Minton meeting. I guarantee that you are likely to be kept on the edge of your seat and guessing right until the book¿s end. Minton realizes that he is badly out of his league. He takes the last of his savings and uses the money to pay a fine to get his friend, Fearless Jones, out of jail. Fearless Jones is a larger-than-life character who will cause you to rethink your own life. ¿Fearless was more free in that iron cage than I was, or would be, on the outside.¿ A World War II hero, the two met when Minton spontaneously bought Jones a drink during the post-war celebration. ¿He appreciated my generosity and gave me a lifetime of friendship for a single shot of scotch.¿ As you can see, Mr. Mosley writes like an angel in this book. Be sure to pay attention to the names of the characters and references to books. There are many interesting literary and pop culture allusions contained in them. No review of this book would be complete without observing that Mr. Mosley again demonstrates an unbelievable ability for capturing the black experience in Southern California in the post-war period. He has an equally uncanny skill for weaving a personalized view of that vulnerable, hopeful footing into the fabric of the overall society during those years. After you finish reading the book, I suggest that think back to the many moments of spontaneous generosity in the story. How did you feel when you read them? How would you feel if someone behaved in this way towards you? When was the last time that you offered the fullness of your heart¿s message to a stranger or near-stranger? How would you feel if you did so more often? Who are you? Who could you be? Who do you want to be? Live beyond your fears and your desires . . . and be free! Donald Mitchell, co-author