Who’s Walter Mosley? He’s the guy with 40-plus books under his belt who wrote the hard-boiled Easy Rawlins series, to start with. Set in post-WWII Los Angeles, the first book in the series, Devil in a Blue Dress, deals with the African-American Rawlins’ experience with murder, racism, and political thuggery. He’s written science fiction, nonfiction about political activism, a guide for writers, and lots, lots more. Book Riot has a great article on where to start with this prolific and acclaimed author. Get to know Walter Mosley!