Just when you thought Easy Rawlins was down and out, Walter Mosley finds a way to resurrect him yet again. And in the quintessential Mosley’s mystery style of writing, there’s always an offbeat crime or two that intertwines and overlaps each other with colorful characters you’ll come to love and feel their angst and pain.
In Little Green, the reader finds Easy Rawlins on the brink of death having driven himself off a cliff. He’s saved by Mouse, his best friend in crime only to be tasked to find a young man, Evander “Little Green” Noon who disappeared during an acid trip while exploring the Sunset Strip in L.A. Still not out of the woods, Easy agrees to help out Mouse but he's also intrigued why Mouse is so keen on finding Little Green. So, after taking Gator’s Blood one of Mama Jo’s concoctions Easy becomes a man who could stomp you into the ground and fall into a deep sleep just as quick.
What happens during those waking hours will have readers wondering who will test Easy’s resolve as he cruises the seedy side of town searching for answers. Through Easy’s eyes, readers will get to experience the hippie culture that’s full of love, greed, and murder. A place where Easy’s interests are piqued if not for the change that he sees that it could bring in the world, but for the danger it also possesses.
I thoroughly enjoyed this ride of a mystery as only Mosley can tell it. I can't wait to put my hands on the next Easy Rawlins installment (Charcoal Joe - coming soon)! Two thumbs way up by an Easy Rawlins fan!
Rating: 5 stars