Fearless Jones

Fearless Jones

A Novel

eBook - 2004
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In L.A. of the 1950s, bookshop owner Paris Milton finds himself in a heap of trouble thanks to a beautiful woman. Paris needs help, but his secret weapon, Fearless Jones, is in jail. Though Fearless fought the Nazis, he didn't get a warm welcome when he returned home to a racist America. Paris soon gets Fearless out, and the pair find themselves in a vortex of sex, money, and murder. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2004.
Edition: 1st eBook ed.
ISBN: 9780759595026
075959502X
Additional Contributors: OverDrive

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lukasevansherman
Aug 14, 2016

"I've never respected law enforcement, merely feared it."
Walter Mosley is the author of the long-running, Los Angeles-set Easy Rawlins series. I'm a big fan of classic noir and hardboiled fiction, but as a 21st century reader I can't help but notice that in the majority of them black characters are, at best, marginal (servants, bellhops) and, at worst, non-existent. The Harlem novels of Chester Himes are a notable exception. Mosley's books aren't explicitly political, but their awareness of race adds a depth that is not always found in the genre. He takes a break from Rawlins with "Fearless Jones," about a bookseller and his friend who get wrapped up in arson, murder, and police corruption. Followed by "Fear Itself."

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