Mosely, Walter. Fear Itself. Read by Don Cheadle. Hachett Book Group, 2003.
Reason read: to finish the series started in January in honor of Mosely’s birth month.
Fearless Jones is at it again, getting his friend Paris Minton in trouble. Since we last saw Minton he was trying to rebuild his life after his bookstore was burned to the ground and he was beaten and shot at in Fearless Jones. Now, in Fear Itself Minton has been able to rebuild his bookstore and get back to a quiet life, thanks to a settlement from the last book. He still doesn’t want trouble, but yet Fearless soon finds a way to get Paris in the thick of it. This time, the wealthiest woman in Los Angeles is missing her nephew. She tricks Fearless into looking for him and Fearless pulls Minton into the mystery. You will meet a whole host of strange characters in Fear Itself. There are so many plot twists I almost needed a flow chart to keep everything straight.
Confessional: I want to sit across from Paris Minton and have him tell me stories about his collection of books.
Line I liked, “When you come right down to it, there’s nothing like a fire for putting the spunk back into a body” (p 41).
Author fact: I think Mosely’s other series featuring Easy Rawlins is more popular.
Playlist: Beethoven’s 5th.
Book trivia: This is actually trivia about the audio version – audio not only includes music, but the characters belch like a real performance.
Nancy said: Pearl didn’t say anything specific about the Fearless series other than to say is was something Mosely wrote.
BookLust Twist: from More Book Lust in the chapter called “Walter Mosely: Too Good To Miss” (p 168).