Devil in a Blue Dress

Audio Book (CD) | May 27, 2014

byWalter MosleyRead byMichael Boatman

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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.

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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.

Walter Mosley is the author of five Easy Rawlins mysteries: Devil in A Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty and A Little Yellow Dog; three non-mystery novels, Blue Light, Gone Fishin', and R. L.'s Dream; two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received t...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781480589858

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth as silk PLOT OR PREMISE: Easy Rawlins lives in L.A., 1948. He's a black war veteran who just lost his job for mouthing off to the boss. Then a man comes along with an easy proposition: find a girl who was hanging out with the blacks at the jazz bars. While Easy needs the money to keep the little house he bought, he wants to know why the guy wants the girl found. Then he finds out others are looking too. Bodies pile up, having been worked over first, and the girl turns out to be connected to politics. While Easy finds the girl, it comes along with a lot of trouble from crooks, politicos, and cops who think he's good for one of the murders. . WHAT I LIKED: The story moves, the characters are interesting, and the descriptions of the settings are well-written enough to give the reader the feel of each place in the story. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The characters may be interesting but are not well-developed. This story definitely has the feel of the pulp mystery fiction of the 50s and 60s, with lots of action, but no depth to the main characters. I never particularly cared about Easy, although I like the parameters of the character. . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Devil in a blue dress Easy and good read. Saw the movie first so can picture the characters
Date published: 2013-06-15