Monday, January 5, 2015


Bad Boy Brawly Brown - Walter Mosley

Product Description(
Easy Rawlins is out of the investigation business and as far away from crime as a black man can be in 1960s Los Angeles. But living around desperate men means life gets complicated sometimes. When an old friend gets in enough trouble to ask for Easy's help, he finds he can't refuse.
Young Brawly Brown has traded in his family for The Clan of the First Men, a group rejecting white leadership, history, and laws--and they're dangerous. Brown's mom, Alva, needs to know her baby's okay, and Easy promises to find him. His first day on the case Easy gets harassed by the cops and comes face to face with a corpse. Before he knows it he is on a short list of murder suspects and in the middle of a frenzied police raid on a Clan of the First Men rally. The only thing he discovers about Brawly Brown is that he's the kind of trouble most folks try to avoid. It takes everything Easy has just to stay alive as he explores a world filled with promises, betrayals, and predators like he never imagined.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition
(August 6, 2008) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0446198226 
ISBN-13: 978-0446198226

My Thoughts:  This is new author for me and I truly enjoyed reading this book.  I like the way the author had so many characters, yet they were all easily connected to the mystery.  I also didn't know what the ending was until the very end.  Very good book!  Easy Rawlins is the main character and the book is set during the 1960's.  The setting of the book is Los Angels, California and it so real and factual as to believe that this could really happen.  Easy has to find Brawly Brown and get him out of trouble before he gets hurt or killed.  All the people Easy goes to for information, including the police leads him even further into the lives of bad people and they are dragging Brawly down with them.  All under the pretense of helping a revolutionary group called The First  Man.  And Easy has to sort out all the lies from the truth to finally figure out what it's all about.

This book is also for the reading challenge I'm doing.  It's for the Birthday Month Reading Challenge  going on over at Lois's place.  Want some more info on this?  Just click here for all the info. 


  1. I am never going to get to all the books you are recommending...but I am writing them down!

  2. Sounds interesting!
    Thanks for being a part of the Birthday Month Challenge. :)


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