Order of Easy Rawlins Books
Easy Rawlins is the protagonist in a series of historical mystery novels by American author Walter Mosley. Easy is a WWII vet-turned-hardboiled detective based out of Los Angeles. The books are set in the 1940s up to the 1960s. The series takes a hard look at racial inequities experienced by African-Americans. The character was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1995 adaptation of Devil in a Blue Dress.
Easy Rawlins made his debut in the novel Devil in a Blue Dress, published in 1990. Mosley retired the character with the novel Blonde Faith in 2007. Below is a list of Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):