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Cinnamon Kiss
Easy Rawlins Mystery

by Walter Mosley
Read by Michael Boatman

      Cinnamon Kiss takes readers on another Easy Rawlins Road Trip.

It's the Vietnam era and Easy Rawlins's personal obligations take over. He's working at a school. In past installments, Easy took in two youngsters whom he now considers his son and daughter.

His daughter, Feather, is ill. It's going to take a special trip and thousands of dollars to save her life. Easy and one of his oldest pals, Mouse, make plans to commit a robbery. Easy sees stealing to save a life as morally acceptable. Lucky for his daughter, a PI job comes up and Easy chooses to do what he knows best, hunt down a missing person. Easy heads to San Francisco, a center of hippy happenings, to find a woman named Cinnamon. The reason for wanting her is eventually made clear, although somewhat flawed. Still it's a gritty, intense ride and typical Mosley.

Actor Michael Boatman narrates this edition. His reading matches the intensity of Mosley's writing. Remember your earphones with this one; the language is strong.

The Book

Little, Brown / TimeWarner Audio
September 19, 2005
Audio book - Unabridged edition / Audio CD
Mystery / Historical [1960s]
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NOTE: explicit profanity, love scene, and racism

The Reviewer

Brenda Weeaks
Reviewed 2005
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