|Six Easy Pieces by Walter Mosley|
isbn 0743442547, 288 pages
This collection of short stories features the Easy Rawlins character. Each chapter involves a case that he solves. While the chapters are sequential, each story is written in such a way that they don't depend on one another.
As a big Rawlins fan, I was not disappointed by this collection. I enjoyed how each story unfolded. While the stories didn't depend on each other, they came together to paint a full picture. The downside for me was how he had to repeat details each time.
In essence, Easy has created a "normal" life for himself and his family. But he is haunted by the death of his best friend and is drawn in to cases while trying to answer some questions for himself.
I read this book as part of the following challenges.