AALBC.com LogoCopyright © 1997-2017, All Rights Reserved — https://aalbc.com — troy@aalbc.com — Tel: 347-692-2522

Black Betty
by Walter Mosley



Publication Date: Aug 01, 1995
List Price: $6.99 (store prices may vary)
Format: Paperback
Classification: Fiction
Page Count: 368
ISBN13: 9780671884277
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Pocket Books
Parent Company: Pocket Books

Book Description: 


The New York Times Book Review ended its rave for White Butterfly, the most recent novel in Walter Mosley’s acclaimed mystery series, by saying "I can’t wait to see where Easy Rawlins turns up next. And when". Black Betty holds the sure-to-be-bestselling answer. The place is Los Angeles. The year is 1961, the dawn of a hopeful era for America’s black citizens. Easy Rawlins’s quiet real-estate empire is deep in the hole, so he must accept $200 from the oily white private eye Saul Lynx to track down one Elizabeth Eady, aka "Black Betty". From her native Houston’s Fifth Ward to her position as housekeeper for the immensely wealthy Cain family of Beverly Hills, Betty’s stunning beauty and raw sensuality have left a trail of chaos and mayhem in her wake. To compound Easy’s troubles, his murderous sidekick Mouse is due out of jail, and he has bloody revenge on his mind. Entertainment Weekly has said that "[Easy] Rawlins isn’t just the best new series detective around, he might be the best American character to appear in quite some time". Easy’s murder-strewn search for "Black Betty" takes him into the depths of America’s racial dilemmas and the mysteries of human character - and his creator, Walter Mosley, to even greater heights of achievement in the American novel. It is that rare novel that tells a gripping, fast-paced story while it grapples with the biggest questions that haunt American life.

Tell us what do you think about Black Betty.










Vote for Your Favorite Black Author of the 21st Century
African Men You Should Read 25 African Male Writers You Should Read
AALBC.com Bestselling Book Seal

Printed: August 22, 2017, 10:26 pm
☆ Mission
To Celebrate Black Culture Through Literature and Literary Nonfiction to Readers of all Backgrounds and Ages; and Advocate for Independent Media

☥ About Us
Started in 1997, AALBC.com (African American Literature Book Club) is the largest, most frequently visited web site of its kind. More
Customer Service
Advertising Rates
Advertiser Login
Contact Us – FAQ
Give Us Feedback
AALBC on Pinterest AALBC on Facebook AALBC on Twitter
AALBC RSS Feed AALBC on Youtube Email AALBC