Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780804172103
Available:
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life for Easy Rawlins is surprisingly ... easy. He's living off the proceeds of his last case, trying to keep out of trouble. Of course it's not going to last. Because Easy's old friend Mouse knocks on his door. Mouse is one of the deadliest men in America. And Mouse wants a small favor. He wants Easy to help a man he says is wrongly imprisoned, a friend of Charcoal Joe. Charcoal Joe is a mythical figure in the LA underworld - he pulls all the strings but keeps out of sight. Reluctantly, Easy agrees - he owes Mouse his life. But this is no small favor. It's going to be Easy's deadliest investigation yet. It's going to take him from the beaches of Malibu to the shadiest stretches of Sunset in a frenetic adventure through a wild and unrepentant city.

Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385539210
Available:
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Walter Mosley’s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve. Picking up where his last adventures in Rose Gold left off in L.A. in the late 1960s, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins finds his life in transition. He’s ready—finally—to propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he’s taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and, together with two partners, Saul Lynx and Tinsford “Whisper” Natly, has started a new detective agency. But, inevitably, a case gets in the way: Easy’s friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe’s friend’s son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class in physics at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Joe tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see this young man exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour literally was found standing over the man’s dead body at his cabin home, and considering the racially charged motives seemingly behind the murder, that might prove to be a tall order. Between his new company, a heart that should be broken but is not, a whole raft of new bad guys on his tail, and a bad odor that surrounds Charcoal Joe, Easy has his hands full, his horizons askew, and his life in shambles around his feet.

Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781474604536
Available:
Release: 2016-06-16
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seymour Brathwaite, a young physicist, was found standing over the body of a murdered man. Charcoal Joe, one of the deadliest men in America, wants Brathwaite cleared. Easy Rawlins, a renowned Los Angeles PI, cannot refuse Charcoal Joe. But what links the king of the LA underworld to Seymour Brathwaite? And can Easy find the evidence before he gets embroiled in something much, much worse?

Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1474604528
Available:
Release: 2017-06-15
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

IS EASY RAWLINS A MATCH FOR CHARCOAL JOE? ____ Life for Easy Rawlins is surprisingly... easy. He's living off the proceeds of his last case, trying to keep out of trouble. Of course it's not going to last. ___ Because Easy's old friend Mouse knocks on his door. Mouse is one of the deadliest men in America. And Mouse wants a small favour. He wants Easy to help a man he says is wrongly imprisoned, a friend of Charcoal Joe. ___ Charcoal Joe is a mythical figure in the LA underworld - he pulls all the strings but keeps out of sight. Reluctantly, Easy agrees - he owes Mouse his life. But this is no small favour. It's going to be Easy's deadliest investigation yet. It's going to take him from the beaches of Malibu to the shadiest stretches of Sunset in a frenetic adventure through a wild and unrepentant city.

Little Green

Little Green
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9780307949783
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Surviving a near-fatal car wreck and cruising the streets of the Sunset Strip during the heyday of the late 1960s, Easy Rawlins investigates the disappearance of a young African American, a case that is complicated by Rawlins's changing perspectives.

The Long Fall

The Long Fall
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101011379
Available:
Release: 2009-03-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The widely praised New York Times bestseller, and Mosley's first new series since his acclaimed Easy Rawlins novels... Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer and a hard drinker looking to clean up his act. He's an old-school P.I. working a New York City that's gotten a little too fancy all around him. But it's still full of dirty secrets, and as McGill unearths them, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be tested to the limit...

The Christmas Coal Man

The Christmas Coal Man
Author: Joe Kulka
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781467716079
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Carolrhoda Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every year the Coal Man works hard to mine enough coal for Santa's naughty list, but this year Santa tells him that he has decided that he no longer needs coal.

And Sometimes I Wonder about You

And Sometimes I Wonder about You
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780804172097
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Investigating the murder of a client he initially refused to help, Leonid navigates difficult personal elements in his own life while uncovering dark secrets about the victim's old-money family and its missing heiress.

Fearless Jones

Fearless Jones
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 075952467X
Available:
Release: 2001-06-05
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mosley returns to mysteries at last with his most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins. When Paris Minton meets a beautiful new woman, before he knows it he has been beaten up, slept with, shot at, robbed, and his bookstore burned to the ground. He's in so much trouble he has no choice but to get his friend, Fearless Jones, out of jail to help him.

The Kamado Smoker and Grill Cookbook

The Kamado Smoker and Grill Cookbook
Author: Chris Grove
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781612433851
Available:
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE FIRST ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE TO THE WILDLY POPULAR EGG-SHAPED CERAMIC COOKER THAT’S BLOWING UP THE WORLD OF BARBECUE Organized into 52 tutorials that combine a valuable kamado cooking technique with a delicious recipe, this book takes you from casual griller to kamado master chef with detailed instruction on: • Grilling: Cajun Strip Steak • Smoking: Hickory-Smoked Chicken • Searing: Cowboy Ribeye • Brick Oven Baking: Wood-Fired Pizza • Stir-Firing: Thai Beef with Basil • Salt-Block: Grilling Tropical Seared Tuna • Cold Smoking: Flavorful Fontina Cheese • Convection Baking: Apple Flambé

Blood Grove

Blood Grove
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781474616577
Available:
Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is an unlicensed private investigator turned hard-boiled detective always willing to do what it takes to get things done in the racially charged, dark underbelly of Los Angeles. But when Easy is approached by a shell-shocked Vietnam War veteran- a young white man who claims to have gotten into a fight protecting a white woman from a black man- he knows he shouldn't take the case. Though he sees nothing but trouble in the brooding ex-soldier's eyes, Easy, a vet himself, feels a kinship form between them. Easy embarks on an investigation that takes him from mountaintops to the desert, through South Central and into sex clubs and the homes of the fabulously wealthy, facing hippies, the mob, and old friends perhaps more dangerous than anyone else. Set against the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s, BLOOD GROVE is ultimately a story about survival, not only of the body but also the soul. Widely hailed as "incomparable" (Chicago Tribune) and "dazzling" (Tampa Bay Times), Walter Mosley proves that he's at the top of his game in this bold return to the endlessly entertaining series that has kept fans on their toes for years.

Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep
Author: Joe Biden
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781588366658
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Release: 2007-07-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • President-elect Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president. “I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling.”—Joe Biden Joe Biden has both witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history. In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, with world leaders, and with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people’s lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. Praise for Promises to Keep “A ripping good read . . . Biden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A compelling personal story.”—The New York Times “Moving . . . [Biden’s] response to tragedy and near death [is] both admirable and likable.”—Salon

Surviving With Joe

Surviving With Joe
Author: Paul Andrulis
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781304565938
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rose Gold

Rose Gold
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385536004
Available:
Release: 2014-09-23
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the sixties era of black nationalism, political abductions, and epidemic police corruption, Easy’s latest case will pull him—unremittingly and inevitably—into the darkest underbelly of Los Angeles. Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, has been kidnapped by a black revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth. Their leader, Uhuru Nolicé, is holding her for ransom and if he doesn’t receive the money, weapons, and apology he demands, “Rose Gold” will die—horribly and publicly. So the authorities turn to Easy Rawlins, the one man who can cross the necessary lines to resolve this dangerous standoff and find Rose Gold before it’s too late.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101445334
Available:
Release: 2010-11-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time. Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself-as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life. until he meets Robyn, his niece's seventeen-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral. But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy's hermitlike existence. She challenges him to interact more with the world around him, and he grasps more firmly onto his disappearing consciousness. However, this new activity pushes Ptolemy into the fold of a doctor touting an experimental drug that guarantees Ptolemy won't live to see age ninety- two but that he'll spend his last days in feverish vigor and clarity. With his mind clear, what Ptolemy finds-in his own past, in his own apartment, and in the circumstances surrounding his grand-nephew's death-is shocking enough to spur an old man to action, and to ensure a legacy that no one will forget. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist's mind with profound sensitivity and insight, and creates an unforgettable pair of characters at the center of a novel that is sure to become a true contemporary classic.

The Choirboys

The Choirboys
Author: Joseph Wambaugh
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307482884
Available:
Release: 2008-11-26
Editor: Delta
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap—each has his horror story, his bad dream, his nightshriek. He is afraid of his friends—he is afraid of himself.”—New York Times Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. “A master storyteller . . . authenticity oozes from this book . . . freewheeling and chilling and certainly Wambaugh's best.”—Houston Chronicle

Charcoal

Charcoal
Author: Josiah Citrin,Joann Cianciulli
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780525534808
Available:
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

California-cool grilling wisdom from one of the most renowned chefs in Los Angeles. Josiah Citrin is one of the biggest names in the L.A. food world and his restaurant, Mélisse, is a temple for fine dining. But his hot new restaurant, Charcoal Venice, is devoted to the kind of cooking he does at home for his friends and family--backyard cookouts where a pile of coals and seasonal ingredients are all a home cook needs to create an unforgettable meal. In Charcoal, Citrin presents completely fresh ways to cook with fire and charcoal, not only grilling over the coals, but cooking inside them and finding inventive methods for searing and smoking. Whether Citrin's grilling barbecue classics like J1-Marinated Skirt Steak and Salt-Baked Whole Maine Lobster or West Coast-inspired vegetable sides like his signature Cabbage Baked in Embers, charcoal is the dynamic center of this cookbook. Unlike other grilling books, vegetables get equal billing with meat. For Citrin, the color, texture, and flavors of vegetables are endlessly inspiring. With almost 100 recipes for savory main dishes and sides, as well as desserts and even cocktails, Charcoal shows that the satisfaction of smoky flavor and a good char knows no bounds. It is a celebration of the universal human craving to gather together and cook over a live fire.

Suburban Dicks

Suburban Dicks
Author: Fabian Nicieza
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780593191279
Available:
Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the cocreator of Deadpool comes a hilariously entertaining debut featuring two unlikely and unforgettable amateur sleuths. An engrossing and entertaining murder mystery full of skewering social commentary, Suburban Dicks examines the racial tensions exposed in a New Jersey suburb after the murder of a gas station attendant. Andie Stern thought she'd solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a very pregnant Andie pulls into a gas station--and stumbles across a murder scene. An attendant has been killed, and the bumbling local cops are in way over their heads. Suddenly, Andie is obsessed with the case, and back on the trail of a killer, this time with kids in tow. She soon crosses paths with disgraced local journalist Kenneth Lee, who also has everything to prove in solving the case. A string of unusual occurrences--and, eventually, body parts--surface around town, and Andie and Kenneth uncover simmering racial tensions and a decades-old conspiracy. Hilarious, insightful, and a killer whodunit, Suburban Dicks is the one-of-a-kind mystery that readers will not be able to stop talking about.

Known to Evil

Known to Evil
Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101186077
Available:
Release: 2010-03-23
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The newest of the great fictional detectives" (Boston Globe) from the New York Times bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins novels. 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.

Feeding the Fire

Feeding the Fire
Author: Joe Carroll,Nick Fauchald
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781579656577
Available:
Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Artisan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With over 75 recipes, a barbecue expert shows you how to make the best fire-cooked foods at home no matter your equipment. Joe Carroll makes stellar barbecue and grilled meats in Brooklyn, New York, at his acclaimed restaurants Fette Sau and St. Anselm. In Feeding the Fire, Carroll gives us his top 20 lessons and more than 75 recipes to make incredible fire-cooked foods at home, proving that you don’t need to have fancy equipment or long-held regional traditions to make succulent barbecue and grilled meats. Feeding the Fire teaches the hows and whys of live-fire cooking: how to create low and slow fires, how to properly grill chicken (leave it on the bone), why American whiskey blends so nicely with barbecued meats (both are flavored with charred wood), and how to make the best sides to serve with meat (keep it simple). Recipes nested within each lesson include Pulled Pork Shoulder, Beef Short Ribs, Bourbon-Brined Center-Cut Pork Chops, Grilled Clams with Garlic Butter, and Charred Long Beans. Anyone can follow these simple and straightforward lessons to become an expert. “A helpful primer to those seeking guidance on . . . how to use a grill or a smoker to their best effect under varying circumstances, all summer long. . . . The recipes . . . are written for home cooks. They are uncomplicated and clear. . . . Most important, they work. . . . Bonkers delicious.” —The New York Times “Joe Carroll . . . speaks the language of every home cook.” —USA Today, “Summer’s Tastiest Titles” “How to barbecue no matter what your equipment. . . . Packs big, bold flavor.” —Associated Press “This cookbook is a master class in minimal and well-prepared barbecue.” —Library Journal