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Walter Mosley
[1952-]
Easy Rawlins, a black WWII veteran, unlicensed private sleuth, and real estate investor, starting in the late 1940s, in Los Angeles, California:

Devil in a Blue Dress (1990)
1991 New Blood Dagger Award
1991 Shamus Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 1991 Edgar Award for Best First Novel

A Red Death (1991)
Finalist 1992 Dagger Award
Finalist 1992 Macavity Award for Best Novel

White Butterfly (1992)
Finalist 1993 Gold Dagger Award
Finalist 1993 Edgar Award for Best Mystery
Finalist 1992 Hammett Prize
Finalist 1993 Macavity Award for Best Novel

Black Betty (1994)
Finalist 1995 Anthony Award for Best Mystery
Finalist 1994 Gold Dagger Award

A Little Yellow Dog (1996)

Gone Fishin’2 (1997)

Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002)
Finalist 2002 Hammett Prize

Six Easy Pieces3 (2003) [SS]

Little Scarlet (2004)
Finalist 2005 Barry Award for Best Novel

Cinnamon Kiss (2005)
Finalist 2006 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Blonde Faith (2007)

Little Green (2013)

Rose Gold (2014)

Charcoal Joe (2016)

Socrates Fortlow, a philosophical ex-con in California:

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1997) [SS]

Walkin’ the Dog (1999)

The Right Mistake: The Further Philosophical Investigations of Socrates Fortlow (2008)

Paris Minton, Watts bookstore owner, and the dangerous but principled Fearless Jones, in 1950s Los Angeles, California:

Fearless Jones (2001)

Fear Itself (2003)
2004 Nero Award

Fear of the Dark (2006)

Leonid McGill, a black ex-boxer, old-school private investigator, in New York City:

The Long Fall (2009)
Finalist 2009 Hammett Prize

Known to Evil (2010) [review]

When the Thrill Is Gone (2011)
Finalist 2012 Shamus Award for Best Novel

All I Did Was Shoot My Man (2012)
Finalist 2013 Edgar Award for Best Mystery

And Sometimes I Wonder About You (2015)

Non-series:

The Man in My Basement (2004)

Diablerie (2007)

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010)

Parishioner (2012) [ebook]

Other fiction:

R.L.’s Dream (1995)

Blue Light (1998)

Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World (2001) [SS]

47 (2005)

The Wave (2006)

Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel (2006)

Fortunate Son (2006)

The Tempest Tales (2008)

The Gift of Fire & On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion (2012)

Merge & Disciple: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion (2012)

Stepping Stone & Love Machine: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion (2013)

Odyssey (2013)

Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore (2014)

Inside a Silver Box (2015)

The Further Tales of Tempest Landry (2015) [ebook]