Walter Mosley, Showroom
This event, part of the Off the Shelf literary festival, is a double treat for fans of the creator of the Easy Rawlins detective series.
Walter Mosley, one of America’s best-known living crime authors, is appearing to talk about his new book, Little Green.
The book features Mosley’s most beloved protagonist, who has to operate against the background of racism in US society.
The books delve underneath LA’s glossy veneer to show its seamy side.
Fast-talking Easy is a private eye anti-hero in the mould of Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe.
The books are populated by fascinating characters, many of them depicting how black people survive in a tough city.
Easy’s sometime sidekick Mouse is another fantastic creation, a cold-blooded killer who is nonetheless loyal to his friend.
Walter Mosley’s talk will be followed by a screening of the film of his book, Devil in a Blue Dress (cert 15), as part of the cinema’s Cult Tuesday series.
Denzel Washington stars as Easy Rawlins in this stylish neo-noir film.
He gets mixed up in the mysterious case of a missing woman.
The talk takes place at 7pm and the film will be shown at 8.30pm.
Tickets are £7.50/£5.50 (concessions) for the talk, film only £7.90/£5.70 or talk and film £13/£9.
Another Off the Shelf event at the Showroom takes place on Thursday.
In Cities are Good For You, Leo Hollis introduces the dreamers, planners, revolutionaries, scientists, architects and slum dwellers who all shape the cities they live in.