Two new Easy Rawlins novels coming

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NEW YORK (AP) — Easy Rawlins is back on the case.

Walter Mosley has a three-book deal with Doubleday, including two more novels featuring the Los Angeles detective played by Denzel Washington in the film version of “Devil in a Blue Dress.”

Doubleday announced Wednesday that it will publish the first new Easy Rawlins book in 2013.

Other Rawlins books include “Black Betty” and “Gone Fishin.’”

The most recent Rawlins novel, “Blonde Faith,” came out in 2007 and was supposedly the last in the series.

According to Doubleday, more than 3 million Rawlins books have sold worldwide.

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