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Been Wrong So Long It Feels Like Right: A King Oliver Novel

Walter Mosley

In the latest from "mystery master" Walter Mosley, a family member's terminal illness leads P.I. Joe King Oliver to the investigation of his life: tracking down his long-lost father, and meanwhile, a new case pits King's professional responsibility against his own moral code. (TheWashington Post)

Praise for the novels of Walter Mosley:

"A master of the genre...Mosley's writing is so rich, and his characters are not like anyone else's, anywhere. It's noir with a social conscience, noir with its thinking cap on... revelatory." - Tracy Clark, Washington Post

"Skitters across the spectrum between orthodox and radical like a polygraph needle wired to a nervy accomplice. . . deliciously gritty noir."―Daniel Nieh, New York Times Book Review

"The evocative prose and astute observations about human nature, race relations and family bonds that have distinguished Mosley's writing for some 30 years."―Paula Woods, Los Angeles Times

"As knotty as the plot can get, the book is consistently lifted by the intelligence of its characters...Mosley is in top form as a social observer: Absolute poverty, muses his protagonist, is being imprisoned: 'the experience of being slowly murdered by a state of being.' Mosley's reportorial eye is equally sharp in making details count..."--Kirkus Reviews

"a modern master of the noir form, ... Mosley knows exactly how to craft a mystery that keeps you at the edge of your seat all the while forcing you to reckon with sinister forces at the heart of American society." -- Dwyer Murphy, CrimeReads

"Mosley is a master of craft and narrative, and through his incredibly vibrant and diverse body of work, our literary heritage has truly been enriched."--National Book Foundation

"Few mystery writers can examine issues of race--how it divides and binds people--as clearly and unflinchingly as Walter Mosley."―Oline Cogdill, Associated Press

Book Details

  • Publisher: Mulholland Books
  • Publish Date: Jan 28th, 2025
  • Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780316573269
  • Categories: African American & Black - Mystery & DetectiveMystery & Detective - General

About the Author

WALTER MOSLEY is one of America's most celebrated writers. He was given the 2020 National Book Award's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, and honored with the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award, the Robert Kirsch Award, numerous Edgars, and several NAACP Image Awards. His work is translated into 25 languages. He has published fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Nation. As an executive producer, he adapted his novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, for AppleTV+ and serves as a writer and executive producer for FX's "Snowfall."