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Devil in a Blue Dress

Book 1, Easy Rawlins Mystery - An Easy Rawlins Novel

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 02, 1995 – 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.

Customer Reviews

Beauty kills

A great way to access Mosley and his character, Easy Rawlins. LA is a gritty backdrop and, as is common in thriller fiction, yet another character in the novel. Easy is always one inch away from getting wasted by evil characters -some enemies and some friends- and he does get beat up plenty, but he manages to outsmart the nasties and figures out how to get to resolution. Easy doesn't like violence and especially its excesses, but he seems surrounded by it. The devil in the title has a complicated little secret: her beauty is such that grown men (including Easy) are ready to forget her lies and her treacheries. Everybody harbors the illusion that they could live happily ever after with her. LA urban noir at its best.

I Loved It

This is a classic in Black American fiction. It's definitely a great read.

Devil in a blue dress

This was an excellent read. Walter mosely brings his characters to life and makes this novel enjoyable to read. It's a thrilling story with an amazing plot. Easy Rawlings mysteries are genius

Joseph Rauch

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Devil in a Blue Dress
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jun 22, 2010
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Easy Rawlins Mystery
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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