Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery (Mass Market)
Los Angeles, 1948: Ezekiel "Easy Rawlins" is a black war veteran just fired from his job. Now he's drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage.That's when De Witt Albright , a quietly vicious white man in a white linen suit, walks in and offers Easy good money if he'll just... show more
Los Angeles, 1948: Ezekiel "Easy Rawlins" is a black war veteran just fired from his job. Now he's drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage.That's when De Witt Albright , a quietly vicious white man in a white linen suit, walks in and offers Easy good money if he'll just do a little job for him: find Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.It seems simple enough, but Easy soon discovers that Albright isn't the only one looking for the lovely Miss Monet - isn't the only one who's ready to kill anyone, including Easy, who might get in the way.
Format: Mass Market
Publish date: July 1st 1991
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 215
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, African American
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Easy Rawlins (#1)
This is the first of the Easy Rawlings books, it seems. I started the series somewhere down the line, and then pretty much read to the end. So, I decided I should begin in at the beginning. It's around 1948 or so, and Easy has just got out of the Army. He’s living in Los Angeles and just got laid of...
Thefts, affairs, deceptions, double crosses, and murders abound as detective Easy Rawlins winds his way through the mystery of the Devil in a Blue Dress. Walter Mosley set the book in the 1940s and used it as a social commentary on race relations that is unfortunately still relevant today. Ultimatel...
I really like the way Mosley writes. His writing is beautiful, his characters are complex, fully realized, and in most cases, just trying to get through life with their dignity intact and with that one thing they love beyond all else in hand. I can't explain Mosley's writing. It's quiet, but ther...
I picked this one up at an Audible BOGO sale. Mosley has been on the list of authors I have thought I should at least sample.Now I can say that I have and that I might even sample a few more in the future. This is book one in a series and thus a set up for what is to come--and Mosley has done a g...
Easy Rawlins is a lot desperate. He has lost his job – a good job that allowed him to pay his mortgage and for Easy this is a real problem. Easy loves his house, it seems to represent something that is wholly his and it is part of his pride. So when an acquaintance tells him about a gig where all he...