Fear of the DarkAudiobook CD - 2006
"The third in Mosleys Fearless Jones series (following Fearless Jones, 2001, and Fear Itself, 2003) again finds timid bookseller Paris Minton in a whole mess of trouble, courtesy of his friends but abetted by his own dogged determination to set things right. The series--named after Paris' best friend, the universally intimidating but disarmingly sweet Fearless Jones--works as a kind of point-counterpoint to Mosley's more celebrated Easy Rawlins novels, also set in South Central L.A and moving from the late 1940s into the 1960s. Paris is more bookish and less confrontational than Easy, and Fearless has a kinder heart than Easy's tough-guy buddy, Mouse, but the two pairs work like horn players trading solos in a jazz combo. This time, Paris' problems center on his cousin Ulysses (aka Useless), who has disappeared after attempting to swindle his co-conspirators in a blackmail scheme. Paris' Aunt Three Hearts--she of the legendary evil eye--demands her nephew's help in finding the wandering Ulysses, and you don't say no to Three Hearts. Mosley's signature feel for the historical moment is evident again here, but the Fearless novels seem a little more plot driven than the Rawlins'stories, which deal as much with the hero's troubled inner life as they do with societal issues. Still, this series remains an entertaining and insightful look at black life in postwar Southern California."--Booklist.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, p2006
Branch Call Number: COMPACT DISC FICTION MOS
Characteristics: 6 compact sound discs (ca. 7:30 hrs.) : digital ; 12 cm
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