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Book Select – Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley

In this latest installment of the Easy Rawlins series from beloved and bestselling author Walter Mosley, the L.A. private eye has his hands full with the investigation of a racially charged murder.

Easy Rawlins has started a new detective agency with two trusted partners and has a diamond ring in his pocket for his longtime girlfriend Bonnie Shay. Finally, Easy’s life seems to be heading towards something that looks like normalcy, but, inevitably, a case gets in the way. Easy’s friend Mouse calls in a favor—he wants Easy to meet with Rufus Tyler, an aging convict whom everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe’s friend’s son, Seymour, has been charged with the murder of two white men. Joe is convinced the young man is innocent and wants Easy to prove it no matter what the cost. But seeing as how Seymour was found standing over the dead bodies, and considering the racially charged nature of the crime, that will surely prove to be a tall order.

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As I type this the pain I feel from playing basketball makes me believe i’m missing an organ on the right side of my body. Nonetheless we have gathered here today for another Daily Focus.
This Is No Court for Young Men? Basketball tales to open up the flow with.   I discuss Walter Mosley’s Known to Evil lightly and the elements of knowledge I took from it. What would you like prevent for next year? Sharing music and creative expression can be hit or miss! Freestyling the lost art of the Mental Juggernaut.  London in the Jungle at the end of it all. Enjoy

Quotes of the day 

Smoking is the exchange of mind for body

Memory sees further than the eyes

Its better to build bridges than walls


Honorable Mention 

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Book Select – Known to Evil , Walter Mosley

When New York private eye Leonid McGill is hired to check up on a vulnerable young woman, all he discovers is a bloody crime scene-and the woman gone missing. His client doesn’t want her found. The reason will put everything McGill cherishes in harm’s way: his family, his friends, and his very soul.

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This is on the list of completion for this week. So far it has me glued in so I will be talking about this one on an upcoming episode of Daily Focus

Book Select: RED DEATH | Walter Mosley


Walter Mosley

From a “new, strong and original voice” (Los Angeles Times Book Review) and the author of Devil in a Blue Dress comes a fascinating and believable mystery set in the Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles of 1953. Easy is out of the “hurting business” and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. And his only way out of jail is to agree to spy on an alleged communist union organizer whose headquarters is the all-black First African Baptist Church.

I discuss some of what I thought about this book on Daily Focus 038

A quick google search will lead you to the path of reading!