When he was a teenager, Walter Mosley learned that African-American men like himself faced different laws than his peers.
Walter Mosley is one of America’s best-known writers. His mystery novels, including the now-classic Easy Rawlins series, are routinely on the New York Times Bestseller List. He has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Book, a Grammy, the Sundance Risktaker Award, and the PEN American Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His latest novel is Little Green.
The acclaimed crime novelist recommends five of his favorite books—from unpublished Mark Twain essays to a classic of 20th-century literature.
In this exclusive excerpt from his new mystery The Long Fall, Walter Mosley introduces a complicated new detective from New York, Leonid McGill. Plus: Mosley shares his five favorite books.