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From the Archives: Hard-Boiled Writers Mosley and Grafton.

Writer Walter Mosley His first book, "Devil In A Blue Dress," (Norton) is a hard-boiled detective story starring a black gumshoe up against white prejudice. Mosley's mysteries are loosely based on stories his father told him about black culture the 1940's. His latest book is called "A Red Death" (Thorndike). (REBROADCAST FROM 6/8/90)

Mystery writer Sue Grafton. Her heroine, Kinsey Millhone, is a new breed of hard-boiled detective: competent and self-reliant, thirty-two years old, twice married with no kids, and currently single. The Kinsey Millhone mystery series began with "A is for Alibi" , and continues through the alphabet. Grafton's latest mystery is "I is for Innocent" (Fawcett). (REBROADCAST FROM 5/4/89)

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Other segments from the episode on November 12, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 12, 1993: Interviews with Mickey Spillane and Lawrence Block; Interviews with Walter Mosley and Sue Grafton; Review of the film "Carlito's Way."

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