Doubleday has brought Walter Mosley into the fold, acquiring two new books in the author's Easy Rawlins series, as well as a standalone novel. Gerald Howard bought world rights in the deal from Gloria Loomis at Watkins/Loomis, and the first first Easy Rawlins book, which is currently untitled, is scheduled for 2013. The standalone novel, scheduled for 2014, will be, per the publisher, a "noirish account of a porn star’s determination to escape her dangerous milieu." The second Rawlins book in the deal is set for 2014. Howard edited some Rawlins books, years ago, when he was at Norton.
Mosley's last Easy Rawlins book is 2007's Blonde Faith, which was published by Little, Brown. The author launched the Rawlins series in 1990 and now, according to Random House, over 3.5 million books in the series have been sold worldwide. Also, a television series based on the character is currently in the works.