Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition)
An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #1)
Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (5/27/2014)
Compact Disc (5/27/2014)
Paperback, Spanish (6/1/2006)
Mass Market Paperback (10/1/1995)
Mass Market Paperback (12/1/1993)
Compact Disc (7/1/2002)
The year is 1948, the town is Los Angeles.
Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has just been fired from his job at a defense factory plant. Drinking in his friend’s bar, he’s wondering how he’ll manage to make ends meet, when a white man in a linen suit approaches him and offers him good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a missing blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.
Easy has no idea that by taking this job, his life is about to change forever.
“More than simply a detective novel…[Mosley is] a talented author with something vital to say about the distance between the black and white worlds, and with a dramatic way to say it” (The New York Times).
Praise For Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition): An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #1)…
— Los Angeles Times Book Review
"The social commentary is sly, the dialogue is fabulous, the noir atmosphere so real you could touch it. A first novel? That what they say. Amazing. Smashing."
Praise for Walter Mosley and Easy Rawlins
"Wonderful page-turning excitement....Like Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, and others, Mosley has been reconstructing the hard-boiled tradition from the bottom up....Easy Rawlins moves through mean streets even Marlowe wouldn't walk."
— San Francisco Chronicle
“Crackles with the suspense and wit of vintage Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, but its keen commentaries on racial issues make it a vital piece of modern fiction…Mosley has earned a place among contemporary masters of crime fiction.”
— Boston Sunday Herald
Washington Square Press, 9781982150341, 240pp.
Publication Date: October 6, 2020