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):

Publication Order of Easy Rawlins Books


Devil in a Blue Dress(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Red Death(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Butterfly(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Betty(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little Yellow Dog(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gone Fishin'(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Boy Brawly Brown(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Easy Pieces(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Scarlet(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cinnamon Kiss(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blonde Faith(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Green(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rose Gold(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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