Fine David ed. His parents tried to marry in 1951 but though the union was legal in California where they were living no one would give them a marriage license. He went through a "long-haired hippie" phase drifting around Santa Cruz and Europe.
Walter Ellis Mosley (born January 12 1952) is an American novelist most widely recognized for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring the hard-boiled detective Easy Rawlins a black private investigator and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles; they are perhaps his most popular works.