Walter Mosley is an award-winning novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction. He is the author of over 40 books, his first novel Devil in a Blue Dress was adapted into a film with the same name starring Denzel Washington. His most recent works include the forthcoming novel Blood Grove, The Awkward Black Man, and Down the River unto the Sea. One of his mentors encouraged him, saying "You're Black, Jewish, with a poor upbringing; there are riches therein.” Mosley resides in New York City. Learn more by visiting his website http://www.waltermosley.com/books/.