"Mosley writes with great power...about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of individual men and women." --Booklist (starred review)

The beloved, award-winning author of the Easy Rawlins series comes to town with his first mystery in a new series starring former cop Joe “King” Oliver. Working alongside his tough-yet-sweet daughter in his sleepy PI agency “King” has the chance to bring down the corrupt system that not only wrongly imprisoned him years earlier, but has now also ensnared a young, black militant journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers. “King” knows he must seize the opportunity to clear both their names, no matter the cost. The result is a modern story steeped in the nuanced history of noir, and the inescapable way that race and violence color every corner of the American justice system.

Walter Mosley is one of America's most celebrated and beloved writers. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Ticket package: $41 ($39 members). Includes reserved seat, book (Down the River Unto the Sea, $27, hardcover), bar beverage, author presentation, Q+A, and book signing meet-and-greet.