By Walter Mosley
November 1963: Easy's settled right into a regular gig as a faculty custodian. It's a quiet, easy lifestyles -- yet a couple of moments of ecstasy with a beautiful instructor will switch all that. whilst the woman vanishes, Easy's caught with a number of corpses, the law enforcement officials on his again, and a bit yellow puppy who's nobody's ally. together with his not-so-simple earlier snapping at his heels, and with enemies outdated and new seeking to get even, effortless needs to kiss his cautious little existence goodbye -- and step towards the edge....
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I asked, looking at the strange motif. “By her ‘Eyes’ she means Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. ” She lowered her voice to a whisper. “He is her true love. She did not marry Monsieur Frenchman because she has been in love with Leicester, and he with her, since childhood. ” I blushed at Emme’s frank words. ” I said. ” Emme nodded, and I recalled seeing this lord popping in and out of the queen’s privy chamber—a place more public than its name implied. “You’re a book of knowledge,” I said.
Swans bobbed on the waves near a green islet and boatmen rowed their wherries between the north and the south banks of the river. Several boats followed the queen’s barge, from which the sound of a lute drifted back to us. Emme pointed out the Inns of Court where men studied the law, the abbey of the Blackfriars, the spires of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the palaces where the queen’s favorite noblemen lived. The barge bumped against a jetty and we clambered out beneath the London Bridge, a wide and noisy thoroughfare crowded with houses and shops.
I pulled the coverlet over my head and tried to sleep, but the queen’s words kept coming back to me: Nothing escapes my eye. I was less certain that her nickname was a gift. But I would be true to it: sly and wary, but fearless. One April morning, Emme, Frances, and I were airing out the queen’s wardrobe and sprinkling the clothes with scented powder to keep them from growing musty. My arms ached from lifting the heavy skirts to hang where they would catch the breeze from the open windows “Cat!
A Little Yellow Dog (Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 5) by Walter Mosley