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SOURCE: Review of Fearless Jones, by Walter Mosley. Publishers Weekly 248, no. 22 (28 May 2001): 53.

In the following review, the critic praises the title character of Fearless Jones as a “riveting new creation.”

Abandoning the voice of his premier creation, Easy Rawlins, Mosley mines a new shaft of 1950s Los Angeles with a hero who combines the principles of Easy with the deadliness of Ray “Mouse” Alexander. The result is a violent, heroic and classic piece of noir fiction [Fearless Jones]. Narrator Paris Minton is an appealing figure—an easygoing black man for whom the written word is salvation and whose nameless used bookstore in Watts is paradise. Then the beautiful Elana Love enters his store and brings with her more trouble than Pans has ever seen—enough trouble that Pans knows his only hope is...

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