"Fearless Jones"

Walter Mosley's new novel finds two black men in Los Angeles in the 1950s trying to fight their way out of a bewildering vortex of betrayal and violence.


Read by Peter Francis James
June 11, 2001 12:00PM (UTC)

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series, the novels "Blue Light" and "RL's Dream," a collection of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow ("Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned," for which he received the Anisfield-Wold Award) and "Walkin' the Dog." He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.

His new novel finds narrator Paris Minton and his friend Fearless Jones in Los Angeles in the 1950s with few rights and no money. While searching for Paris' mysterious lover, Elana Love, they find themselves fighting their way out of a steadily growing, bewildering vortex of betrayal and violence.

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"Abandoning the voice of his premier creation, Easy Rawlins, Mosley mines a new shaft of 1950s Los Angeles with a hero who combines the principles of Easy with the deadliness of Ray 'Mouse' Alexander. The result is a violent, heroic and classic piece of noir fiction." -- Publishers Weekly

Listen to an excerpt from "Fearless Jones" (TimeWarner Audio), read by Peter Francis James.


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