Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story (Easy Rawlins Mysteries)

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Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse.

Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, 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 Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.
 

About Walter Mosley

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WALTER MOSLEY is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. A New York Times –bestselling author, his work has been translated into more than twenty-one languages. Mosley, the winner of an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award, lives in New York City.
 
Published June 11, 2010 by Washington Square Press. 228 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Raymond Chandler meets Richard Wright in this not-quite-successful first novel set in 1948 L.A. Here, low-key black detective Easy Rawlins, fired from his job at a defense plant, agrees to locate femme fatale Daphne Monet for white gangster DeWitt Albright—and of course Finds more than he b...

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Reissue of the first book in Moseley's Easy Rawlins mystery series, in which Easy is hired to track down a woman who disappeared with someone else's money. (Oct.)

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Reissue of the first book in Moseley's Easy Rawlins mystery series, in which Easy is hired to track down a woman who disappeared with someone else's money. (Oct.)

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This presents a major problem for Easy, as he's a black man on the streets of a predominantly white Los Angeles in 1948 and the cops are more than happy to pin any number of murders onto Easy to get both him and the crime figures out of their hair.

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Curious Book Fans

Despite the fact that this is crime fiction and there are a lot of bodies scattered throughout the book, this isn’t a particularly violent book, so anyone who doesn’t have a taste for gore will be satisfied.

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