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  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Walter Mosley
  • English
  • 11 November 2019
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10 thoughts on “Devil in a Blue Dress

  1. says:

    This was a great start for me I can't wait to get to the second Easy Rawlins The best thing about this novel was the ambiance and the character

  2. says:

    If you don't immediately start humming the song when you see this title play it while you read It is a classic Rawlins is just trying to get by Laid off from his job building jets he needs to make payment on his mortgage

  3. says:

    When a jobless World War II vet named Easy Rawlins is hired to find a woman he finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and murder Can Easy find Daphne Monet without becoming another victim And what secrets is Daphne Monet carryingDevil in a Blue Dress is a throwback to the pioneers of noir like Hammett Chandler and Cain Only this P

  4. says:

    My case study of 20th century detective fiction continues with Devil in a Blue Dress the debut of Ezekiel Easy Rawlins World War II v

  5. says:

    Devil in a Blue Dress introduced Walter Mosley's hero Ezekiel Easy Rawlins to the reading public A fast flowing narrative with a story somewhat complex in a bare bones kind of way Mosley takes us into Raymond Chandler country Los Angeles after the war But this is a slightly different perspective because Easy happens to be a black man He becomes a private eye of sorts in order to locate a blonde French girl named Daphn

  6. says:

    This book is one of my favorite detective novels Ezekiel Easy Rawlins is a young black WWII veteran who has lost his job and is eager to jump at an opportunity when a shady businessman hires him to locate a pretty white woman named Daphne Monet who is known for gettin' her party on at black nightclubsThis is no

  7. says:

    Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins fought his way across Europe as a decorated soldier during World War II but in post war Los Angeles he’s a second class citizen because he’s black When Easy is fired from a good job due to racism from his boss he finds himself on the verge of losing the small house he loves A friend of Easy’s hooks him up with a white man named Albright who has an opportunity to make some uick cashAlbright is loo

  8. says:

    45 starsThis is the first book in the Easy Rawlins series I had to get it on interlibrary loan I have been reading rave reviews of Mosley's Easy Rawlins series for years This one won the Shamus award for best first PI novel Easy is a black war veteran in 1948 Los Angeles He just lost his job and he needs money to pay his next mortgage payme

  9. says:

    Ezekiel Easy Rawlins is a proud and unapologetic black man in 1940s Los Angeles He has just been laid off from his factory job because he let his independence show too openly toward his white supervisor While hanging out at a local bar a menacing heavy set white man dressed all in white approaches him with a job Because the bartender vouch

  10. says:

    Having read Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep earlier this year it’s easy to make the comparison to this novel Devil in a Blue Dr

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Devil in a Blue Dress

Ense plant Easy is drinking in a friend's bar wondering how he'll meet his mortgage when a white man in a linen suit wal Devil in a Blue Dress introduced Walter Mosley s hero Ezekiel Easy Rawlins to the reading public A fast flowing narrative with a story somewhat complex in a bare bones kind of way Mosley takes us into Raymond Chandler country Los Angeles after the war But this is a slightly different perspective because Easy happens to be a black man He becomes a private eye of sorts in order to locate a blonde French girl named Daphne Monet for a white man he doesn t uite trust Daphne has a penchant for black men and haunts the world of dusty underground bars and hole in the wall jazz joints Easy knows all too wellFinding her may not be Easy s only problem however as someone is out to kill him prompting him to employ his old pal Mouse to watch his back while he investigates Mouse is sharply drawn by Mosley as an amoral yet likable killer deadly as an enemy uneualed as a friend Easy is portrayed by Mosley as a decent man who understands his world and his place in it but doesn t like it one bit Like Ross Macdonald s Lew Archer Easy is comfortable being an observer of human cruelty and frailty than a participantEasy s attraction to the beautiful white girl Daphne Monet and his uneasiness about what may really be going on underscores a complex and riveting narrative in which everyone might just have underestimated Easy Mosley makes the larger story here not the case but the story about a good man in a not so good world trying to detach himself from it all only to discover it is part of who he is Mosley s Mouse is unforgettable and in some respects what Hawk is to Spenser in Robert B Parker s seriesDaphne has to hide in this novel than just money and its truth is the impetus for everything that happens There is murder here and greed and something Easy has seen way too much of even for a black man in post WWII Los Angeles sorrow This is a fine read and a perfect introduction to Easy Rawlins White Butterfly might be a slightly better book in my opinion but Devil in a Blue Dress is highly recommended to mystery fans

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In Los Angeles of a Blue ePUB #180 the late s Easy Rawlins a black war veteran has just been fired from his job at a def When a jobless World War II vet named Easy Rawlins is hired to find a woman he finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and murder Can Easy find Daphne Monet without becoming another victim And what secrets is Daphne Monet carryingDevil in a Blue Dress is a throwback to the pioneers of noir like Hammett Chandler and Cain Only this PI is black and his case takes place in the black Los Angeles of 1948 Mosley s black LA is just as vivid as Chandler s seedy Hollywood underbellyEasy s supporting cast is as colorful as anything Hammett or Chandler ever crafted Frank Green Joppy Junior Dupree and the rest DeWitt Albright is a sociopathic villain the most frightening kind and Easy s pal Mouse isn t much higher on the food chainEasy is a conflicted character not wanting to get too deep into the web of murder surrounding Daphne Monet but unable to stop himself Mouse provides a nice contrast to Easy in that he s not conflicted in the least As far as Bad Ass Friends go Mouse is really high on my list He s unhinged but likes Easy enough to follow him anywhere as long as Easy doesn t get in his wayOwing to its early noir roots the case is suitably serpentine Once I assumed everyone except Easy was a liar it was one hell of a ride to the finishThe prose was good I d say it owed to Hammett than Chandler I ll be interested to see where the series goes from here considering how many of the players were dead by the endFour out of five stars I think I ve found the series that will eat up a portion of my 2014 crime reading

Free download Devil in a Blue Dress

Ks in offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet a blonde beauty known to freuent black jazz clubs Ezekiel Easy Rawlins fought his way across Europe as a decorated soldier during World War II but in post war Los Angeles he s a second class citizen because he s black When Easy is fired from a good job due to racism from his boss he finds himself on the verge of losing the small house he loves A friend of Easy s hooks him up with a white man named Albright who has an opportunity to make some uick cashAlbright is looking for a white girl named Daphne Monet who is known to hang out in black clubs Since Albright won t get any answers if he goes looking for her in those places he wants Easy to find her and is offering 100 for a week s work That s enough to pay his bills and even though Albright makes Easy extremely nervous he doesn t see another way to keep his houseEasy begins looking for Daphne but he uickly finds himself the target of cops rich white men and a dangerous hijacker Fortunately for Easy he has one of the staples of crime fiction in his corner a Bad Ass Criminal Friend Raymond Mouse Alexander is a cheerful little psychopath who has a uick trigger finger and a nose for money and he s even dangerous than the people Easy is already up againstMosley created a great character with Easy In some ways he s an average everyman just looking to get by during a time when his race makes him a freuent target so he doesn t see the percentage in looking for extra trouble but Easy also freuently gets fed up with the attitudes of the time and will demand respect when he feels he s being slighted He can also be extremely dangerous when pushed Since he isn t a trained detective Easy finds out what he needs by tapping the many relationships he has within the black community You won t find Easy dusting for fingerprints but you may see him gossiping at the barber shop Mosley did a superior job of recreating the world of Watts in 1948 and it s a lot of fun to read about Easy moving through this environmentMouse is also a great twist on the classic Bad Ass Criminal Friend concept you see in most detective books Usually the BACFs are loyal to their law abiding friends and follow their lead when their services are called for In this case Easy is actually terrified of Mouse and with good reason They may be old friends but if Mouse sees an angle to make money then he d kill Easy or anyone else that stood in his way without a second thought Dealing with Mouse is like handling nitroglycerin it can be useful but if you re not careful you ll end up splattered all over the wallsThis was a great start to a good series The movie version with Denzel Washington is also pretty good with a terrific performance by Don Cheadle as Mouse


About the Author: Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley b a Blue ePUB ´ is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins as well as numerous other works from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novel and political monographs His short fiction has been widely published and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation among other publications Mosley is the winner of numero.