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W&N Literary Fiction / Crime Hb June £19.99 320pp 978 1 474 60451 2 ebook: £19.99 / 978 1 474 60453 6 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16766 2 / 9 hrs

‘There are few writers within the crime genre who recreate time and place with Mosley’s effortless exactness, even fewer who can replicate his masterfully sustained sense of danger’ – Sunday Times

WALTER MOSLEY Charcoal Joe walter Mosley – ‘simply the best crime writer around today’ (Guardian) – brings back his iconic hero, Easy rawlins.

Life for Easy Rawlins is surprisingly . . . easy. He’s living off the proceeds of his last case, trying to keep out of trouble. but of course it’s not going to last.

because Easy’s old friend Mouse wants a small favour. He wants Easy to help a man he says is wrongly imprisoned, a friend of Charcoal Joe.

Charcoal Joe is a mythical figure in the LA underworld – he pulls all the strings but keeps out of sight. Reluctantly, Easy agrees – he owes Mouse his life. but this is no small favour. It’s going to be Easy’s deadliest investigation yet. It’s going to take him from the beaches of Malibu to the shadiest stretches of Sunset in a frenetic adventure through a wild and unrepentant city.

‘This is classic noir territory, filled with unintentional heroes with the best intentions and dangerous dames . . . a class act’ Time Out

‘simply the best crime writer around today. One of the joys of Mosley’s writing is the ease that characterises every aspect of it . . . The characters live and breathe in a way that is utterly convincing and absorbing’ Guardian walter Mosley’s books have been translated into 23 languages and sold over 3.5 million copies. He was chosen as 2016’s Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

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W&N Fiction • June 2015