Cinnamon Kiss

Cinnamon Kiss

Walter Mosley / Apr 07, 2020

Cinnamon Kiss It is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an ard car It s farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled but his daughter Feather needs a medical treatment that costs

  • Title: Cinnamon Kiss
  • Author: Walter Mosley
  • ISBN: 9780316073028
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an ard car It s farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far than Easy can earn or borrow in time And his friend Mouse tells him it s a cinch Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers a job that might solve Easy s problem wIt is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an ard car It s farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far than Easy can earn or borrow in time And his friend Mouse tells him it s a cinch Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers a job that might solve Easy s problem without jail time He has to track the disappearance of an eccentric, prominent attorney His assistant of sorts, the beautiful Cinnamon Cargill, is gone as well Easy can tell there is much than he is being told Robert Lee, his new employer, is as suspect as the man who disappeared But his need overcomes all concerns, and he plunges into unfamiliar territory, from the newfound hippie enclaves to a vicious plot that stretches back to the battlefields of Europe.

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      • Walter Mosley

        Walter Mosley b 1952 is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, as well as numerous other works, from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novel and political monographs His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other publications Mosley is the winner of numerous awards, including an O Henry Award, the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, a Grammy, and PEN America s Lifetime Achievement Award He lives in New York City.


    1. An angrier than usual Easy Rawlins, in order to raise quick cash for his daughter’s medical treatment in Switzerland, agrees to work for a private-eye based in San Francisco. This is the mid-1960’s so enter -> Hippies. He also chases down the titular flavored character who has connections to Haight-Ashbury and helps the reader think of that Neil Young song that has the word “cinnamon” in the title about every half page or so.As in every decent Easy Rawlins book, the strength of the st [...]

    2. When I feel like a west coast version of Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder series, I turn to Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series, and so far I haven't been let down.Scudder is a white, middle-aged New Yorker, who's been through some shit.Rawlins is a black, middle-aged Los Angeleno, who's been through some shit.The narration of both relates a world-weary, experience-wise character with a plethora of baggage that keeps him simultaneously on edge as well as away from the edge, for who will care for [...]

    3. I think that one of the problems with most of Moseley's work is that it focuses far too much time and energy explaining to the reader the racial tensions between whites and blacks in the 1960's. It isn't off-hand and it isn't shown through dialogue or action, but narrated in the first person and blatantly spelled out on the soapbox. There's a way to work these observations into the narrative without taking detours, but he hasn't mastered that art. Not in this book, at least. Maybe that's because [...]

    4. I'd never heard of Walter Mosley til I discovered an entire SHELF of his books in a home that otherwise had no fiction collection. Figured I ought to at least find out who this person was who warranted such devotion! The story was interesting, very noir - but I enjoyed the look through the character's eyes, black as they are, and in that specific time in history. It's worth a read if just to be reminded that it really was like that once (not so long ago), and it probably still IS like that in so [...]

    5. Probably a 1.5 stars, actually…Mosley can write, and I have been intending to pick up one of his Easy Rawlins books for ages… and being in LA this past weekend, with the need to purchase something from the local independent bookstore, I settled on this…Alas, reading most of it on the plane ride back, and finishing the next night, I have to say while he is a very talented writer of the hard-boiled story, and captures vantages and insights, I was somewhat bothered by the, hmmm, overwhelming [...]

    6. Awesome ride! I’ve been an avid fan of Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series ever since Devil in a Blue Dress. Hands down, Walter Mosley sure knows how to write a crime fiction novel that leaves you wanting more and more. This time, Easy is in dire need of cash and fast. After deciding against robbing an armored car, he gets a job solving a case involving an eccentric, prominent attorney and tracking down the beautiful ‘Cinnamon’ Cargill, who may hold the key to some unanswered questions. [...]

    7. Walter Mosley paints a magnificently vivid picture of Los Angeles “back in the day” in "Cinnamon Kiss." He can capture aspects of African American culture that is so spot on that I laugh out loud while reading (oh should I have written lol? Does that show my age?). That being said I do not like his books and did not like “Cinnamon Kiss.” I hate being able to predict the end of a suspense novel, and I did not predict this one. However, what I hate more than guessing the twists of a plot i [...]

    8. One of the better Easy Rawlins books. This time Easy takes a case from a man he does not trust because he needs money to pay for his daughter's medical bills. As usual he gets in over his head. This book doesn't have as much social commentary as some of the other Rawlins books, but Easy does go to San Francisco and hangs out with hippies. (This book takes place in '67) That is pretty fun.

    9. **edited 01/08/14After dealing with the fallout from an external crisis--the LA riots--in the last books, Easy Rawlins must now face another more personal catastrophe: his adopted daughter Feather is extremely ill. The only way to save her may be to send her to an extremely expensive clinic abroad, and Easy is willing to do anything--up to and including murder--to get her the treatment she needs. Desperately searching for a case, he is faced with two alternatives: one, to accept a case from a po [...]

    10. 2017 Reading Challenge - A book with a eccentric characterI always enjoy an Easy Rawlins mystery. This one is not an exception to that. This mystery takes Easy Rawlins to San Francisco, where an eccentric detective hires him to find a missing woman known as Cinnamon Cargill who is associated with the detectives main interest, Axel Bowers. This case comes to Easy Rawlins at a time in his life where he is almost willing to take any job if it ensure he gets a large pay day. His daughter, Feather, i [...]

    11. This is my first novel by Walter Mosley and it is the tenth book in his Easy Rawlins series. This was quite colorful. I liked the writing. He was great at giving detailed snippets of the characters and specific circumstances. I liked the MC. He was easy to like. But I will say, that his persona was a bit of a male fantasy. He always wins, he gets all the girls who are so good looking, he gets what he wants, he finds all the clues, has all the answers, yada, yada, yada. That was a little much, bu [...]

    12. I've read a few Mosley mysteries and I liked the stories in general. This one felt a lot more preach-y than the others. Easy thinks about how bad society is many, many times throughout this one, leaving it feeling like a lecture interrupted with a mystery story. The story itself felt a bit far-fetched, but still an enjoyable ride.

    13. Oh, my! If this is not one of his best then I certainly must go back and start reading his other books. This is my first Mosley but will not be my last. I could have shaved a bit off five stars with all the hot women wanting him but that did not seem too unusual. I sort of skim over those things.

    14. Well plotted mystery that brings late 1960's California to life This is the first book on tape I have ever tried. The narrator, Michael Boatman had a range of subtle voices and accents to render and he nailed them all perfectly.

    15. If you want to learn what it means to deal with racism and be entertained, read Walter Mosley. If you simply enjoy noir detective novels, read any of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series.

    16. There is a lot wrong with this book. What seems to be the premise, Easy being forced to do an armored car robbery with Mouse to save his daughter, is promising, but gets abandoned early. A little farther in the story seems to be Easy among the hippies, which could be interesting too. But, no, that's also a false start. Finally Mosley settles into a very typical, deeply confusing LA noir type plot. Blah. Add to that, FIVE female characters who are hopeless against their need to love / screw our h [...]

    17. My favorite Easy Rawlins book. Easy experiences 1960's Berkeley and Haight Ashbury when another PI hires him to find the missing Cinnamon. It becomes apparent that the PI is really looking for Cinnamon's missing boyfriend who has something valuable. When Easy finds the boyfriend dead and learns too much about the valuable object, he becomes everyone's target. Easy's usual companions (Mouse, family, and other friends) are part of the story, of course.

    18. The pace was fast enough so It was able to hold my interest. I also liked the way the time period in LA was described. But there was something I hated about it and couldn't put my finger on it. The sex scenes maybe. I'm also positive that I don't like the private investigator series story lines. After Easy Rawlings, Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series, & Steven Kings' Bill Hodges series. I'm positive that this a genre I hate. Good to know! I may actually read about the book before I start re [...]

    19. Read more: adammcallister/?p=24Unlike Mosley’s critically acclaimed and worldwide success Devil In A Blue Dress, Cinnamon Kiss is a disaster of a book. Follow the link to read the whole review.Apart from a few spelling mistakes which I noticed in my own copy of the book, the writing was just woeful. The story itself was actually well planned out and was the only thing that kept me reading right until the end. Rawlins is about to take a job with his crazy mate Mouse to make some cash, which he [...]

    20. Cinnamon Kiss is the tenth book in Mosley's exciting Easy Rawlins series. Like the others, the novel is filled with interesting characters (other than the world weary protagonist and his dangerous friend Mouse), deft plot twists, and a bit of philosophy.In 1966 Los Angeles, Easy, trying to raise money to save his adopted daughter, has to choose between helping Mouse pull off the heist of an armored car or taking a case from a man who isn't forthcoming about what and who are involved. The more Ra [...]

    21. A more typically complex Easy Rawlins mystery but the personal dominated since every situation in the novel is personal. What lengths will people go through to save or avenge loved ones? How much betrayal can someone take and why is what one person accepts unacceptable to another? These are questions that can only be answered by individuals based on their life experiences. Specifically did Easy and Bonnie, after all they'd been through, have communication issues? She took steps to save Easy's da [...]

    22. The Easy Rawlins series paints a picture of L.A. that is familiar and utterly foreign. Black folks in a white town--literally the end of the world for Manifest Destiny--trying to clamp onto the American Dream. Rawlins is, in many ways, a true believer, a patriot having served in WWII, actively pursuing the middle-class existence. But the realities of the post-King/Kennedy 60s have him, and many, in a twist. Property values down due to the riots, Rawlins' investments have taken a hit. His daughte [...]

    23. 69 out of 100 for 2010The penulitmate Easy Rawlins book. Set in 1966, Easy is asked to help find a woman named Cinamon Cargill who, he is told, is in posessions of stolen papers. As is typical in mystery, things are not what they seem, and, as Easy tries to find Cinnamon, he finds his own life in danger.But this is an Easy Rawlins mystery, and there is much going on other than the mystery. His daughter, Feather, has a blood infection that is often fatal, and his only hope is a Swiss clinic that [...]

    24. Easy's never hesitated to put his life on the line for others and this story isn't any different. Feather, Easy's daughter, is deathly ill with a blood infection and Easy needs money to save her life. The job he accepts sounds skeptical but he's desperate. He takes on the job and soon discovers that there are more players involved and people dying, mainly white men (which means death for black men during this era). He needs to finish this job to get the money promised to him in order to save the [...]

    25. Less a crime novel than a character study of a man in conflict with his domestic life, his uneasy friendships, his position as a black man in a white-dominated society and his own sense of worth, all explored while he sets out to commit one crime and ends up investigating another. This is Mosley at his best writing Easy Rawlins at his best, slipping easily between conflicting states, moralising and making judgement of others while not being afraid to expose his own limitations and blind spots, a [...]

    26. I read this by mistake. I meant to end my affair with Easy after the book concerning the Watts Riots. However, I wasn't paying attention and downloaded the wrong book from the library, and I got this, the one following the book that was to be my last. To my surprise, I love this! I was not looking forward to Easy going to San Francisco and interacting with hippies, but that was only a brief part of the book, and then he returns to Los Angeles. Easy is definitely on the Establishment side here, k [...]

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