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Mystery Writer Walter Mosley Discusses "Black Betty."

Mystery writer Walter Mosley. He's written a new book in his series about gumshoe hero Easy Rawlins. It's called "Black Betty" (Norton). Betty's a shark of a woman who leaves dead men in her wake. Like the other books in the series, "Black Betty" has Easy in post-War, but pre-present South Central L.A.--this time the year is 1961. Mosley gained public attention when then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton said that Mosley was his favorite mystery writer. Mosley's earlier Easy Rawlins book "Devil in a Blue Dress" will be released as a movie this spring. Denzel Washington will play Easy.


Other segments from the episode on May 25, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 26, 1994: Interview with Walter Mosely; Interview with John Dahl; Review of the film "The Flintstones."


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