Devil in a Blue Dress (Paperback)Walter Mosley (author,author of introduction)
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The disappearance of a young white woman in 1948 Los Angeles transforms down-on-his-luck labourer Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins into a razor sharp private investigator in this triumphant, award-winning first instalment in Walter Mosley’s bestselling series.
'I need to find somebody and I might need a little help looking...'
It's the summer of '48 in the city of Angels and there's heat on the streets when Daphne Monet hits the sidewalk. Heat when she disappears with a trunkload of somebody else's cash.
Easy Rawlins is a war veteran just fired from his job. Drinking in a friend's bar, he wonders how to meet his mortgage when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will locate Miss Monet, a blonde with a reputation.
It's a simple decision, but for one thing. Nobody warned him - better the devil you know...
In the sleazy, fearful city, Easy must rely on his instincts, not just to solve the case, but to save his own life.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Edition: Main - 30th Anniversary edition
'A damn good read' - Val McDermid
'Mr Mosley makes us root for Easy Rawlins, a black knight-errant, and his lawless sidekick, Raymond Mouse Alexander, an armed and dangerous Sancho Panza' - The New York Times
'Astonishing virtuosity, upends Chandler's LA to show a dark side of a different kind' - Sunday Times
'One of fifty books to read before you die' - Sunday Mirror
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