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Cinnamon Kiss

A Novel
Narrated by: Michael Boatman
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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Summary

New York Times best seller Walter Mosley's sizzling new novel pits Easy Rawlins against his greatest challenge ever, a terrifying murder during the Summer of Love. It is the Summer of Love as Cinnamon Kiss opens, and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It's farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far more 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 more 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.
©2005 Walter Mosley (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic reviews

"As ever, Mosley is able to capture the era, hippies, Watts, communes, in brief strokes that provide a brilliant background to Easy's search for solutions to both a convoluted mystery and complex personal problems." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Revisiting an author I used to enjoy

I liked this book and it was read very well. The musical interludes were not to my taste as I found them distracting and often over cheesy. The tale itself was enjoyable and nicely paced, bringing in the age old characters of Mosely and retelling connections of the past with reminders but nothing that would prevent a reader from making this their first stop into the Easy Rawlins collective. Would encourage me to check back into the rest of the series and pick up where I left off many years ago.

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  • Scott
  • 29-07-06

Easy Rawlins is way cool

Walter Mosley's detective is one likeable and respectable guy. He reminds you occasionally of what it is like to live with racism (hard for some of us to imagine.) His respect for characters with education, intelligence, and class is laudable in an age where our younger generation glorifies "gansta" culture. Knowing the world will not soon be color blind he describes the hues of the skin of every charachter he meets is a detailed and almost reverential way. Each tone, from very dark to very light, is a blessing not a curse.
The story is compelling as Mosely's detective searches the underbellies and skyscapers of the late 1960's LA and San Francisco in a desperate search to earn money to save his daughter's life by solving his case. It is very suspenseful towards the end. (P.S. - I have to except Rawlin's respect for Raymond "mouse" as a "master criminal" because as a private detective you can't realisticly work without underworld connections.) Great narration! The narrator has the cool easy but sensible and respectful tone of Rawlin's character himself.

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  • avidreader
  • 13-10-05

Mosley does it again

This read has its usual non-stop suspense, colorful characters and intriguing style. Loved it! A great listen.

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  • Rory C. Dowd
  • 24-08-18

My favorite Easy book so far.

I enjoy the Easy Rawlins books, but I often find the plot a little weak. I think this is the strongest entry so far in the series. An intriguing and intricate plot, excellent new characters and all the old favorites.

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  • JLR
  • 06-08-18

Another Great Easy Rawlins Mystery

Cinnamon Kiss delivered everything I expected from an Easy Rawlins novel: vivid characters, sense of time and place, well-paced story.

One of the pleasures of this series is experiencing Easy's evolution as a man -- seeing the times (1960s in this story) through his eyes, watching him change as he grows older.

Michael Boatman delivers an excellent performance. He varies his voice for each character, his pace is natural, and his voice is pleasing.

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  • d.thom
  • 06-08-18

Music is horrible

I loved the story, great book but the music was horrible, I had to laugh at times because it really didn’t go with the story at all.

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  • K.
  • 11-05-18

Cinnamon Kiss....

Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series is absolutly one of my favorites and Cinnamon Kiss made me smile, giggle and anticipate each sentence through the very end.

Well done, Mr. Mosley

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  • Nicole
  • 13-09-17

One of my favorite books

Definitely one of the best mysteries I've ever read. This book made Walter Mosley my favorite author. Enjoy!

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  • Tracy
  • 05-08-17

Why better than I thought.

I love mysteries but I'm more into psychological thrillers, more on the scary, horror side, but i have to say this book was great and keep my interest from start to finish.

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  • Royal T
  • 02-07-16

Love it!

True Easy Rawlings! Mostly has done it again. He is a master writer , in my opinion. He seems to weave history, complex characters, and a mystery together with ease, while capturing and holding your attention hostage for the ride. Another one well done.

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  • Charles Earthman
  • 20-04-16

"R" Rated Rawlins

A more gritty East Rawlins, but still a good through back detective novel. I look forward to hearing more Easy Rawlins stories.