Devil in a Blue Dress
Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde... show more
Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs....
Publish date: September 17th 2002
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 263
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...
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...
When a jobless World War II vet named Easy Rawls is hired to find a woman, he finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and murder. Can Easy find Daphne Monet without becoming another victim? And what secrets is Daphne Monet carrying?Devil in a Blue Dress is a throwback to the pioneers of noir like Ha...