White Butterfly : Easy Rawlins

  • by Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by Michael Boatman
  • Series: Easy Rawlins
  • 7 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed the word in the ghetto." But Easy turns them down. He's married now, a father -- and his detective days are over. Then a white college coed dies the same brutal death, and the cops put the heat on Easy: If he doesn't help, his best friend is headed for jail. So Easy's back, walking the midnight streets of Watts and the darker, twisted avenues of a cunning killer's mind....

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honest and open

There was an almost brutal honesty about the people and times of this book that made me whince a few times .. and when it was over I wanted more
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- bonnie

The series goes from height to height

Once again, the irreplaceable Michael Boatman makes Mosley's characters jump to life. This is a long, sad tale, with twists on twists that you will not see coming. The best Easy Rawlins story so far, and it's only number three.

In addition to mountains of plot, this book takes us deeper into the life of Easy Rawlins, showing us the kind of man he is, both strong and flawed. He can be exasperating in his weakness and stubbornness, but for a black man in 1950s Los Angeles, caginess was the price if you wanted to survive, let alone get ahead in a hostile world.
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- Manifesta

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios