Title Profile & Character Information

Little Green

Annotation
When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress--a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright--he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of L.A.'s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip.
We last saw Easy in 2007's Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green" Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator's Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem. Written with Mosley's signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels.

Characters
NameRawlins, Easy (Ezekial)
GenderMale
OccupationJanitor
TraitsAfrican American
World War II veteran
Adoptive father

GenreFiction
Mystery
    --Detective, Amateur
    --Hard boiled
Historical
Suspense
TopicsMissing persons
African Americans
Hallucinogenic drugs
Voodoo
Hippies
Racism
Prejudice
Gangsters
Blackmail
Organized crime
SettingLos Angeles, California
California


Series
  Easy Rawlins mystery
1Devil in a blue dress
2A Red death
3White butterfly
4Black Betty
5A Little yellow dog
6Gone fishin'
7Bad boy Brawly Brown
Six easy pieces (collection)
8Little Scarlet
9Cinnamon kiss
10Blonde faith
11Little green