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Devil in a Blue Dress

30th Anniversary Edition

Walter Mosley
The first novel by "master of mystery" (The New York Times) Walter Mosley, featuring Easy Rawlins, the most iconic African American detective in all of fiction. Named one of the "best 100 mystery novels of all time" by the Mystery Writers of America, this special thirtieth anniversary edition features an all new introduction from the author.

 

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.

 

Walter Mosley is the acclaimed author of forty-three books, including the internationally bestselling Easy Rawlins series. His best known Easy Rawlins novels include Devil in a Blue DressA Red DeathWhite ButterflyBlack Betty, and Little Yellow Dog. He is also the author of the collection of stories Always OutnumberedAlways Outgunned featuring Socrates Fortlow, which was the basis for an HBO feature film. A former president of the Mystery Writers of America, he was named a grand master by the organization in 2016. He has served on the board of directors of the National Book Foundation and is a recipient of the PEN American Center Lifetime Achievement Award. A native of Los Angeles, he now lives in New York City.

 

  • Publisher: ‎Washington Square Press; Reissue edition (October 6, 2020)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Paperback: ‎240 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1982150343
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781982150341
  • Item Weight: ‎6.4 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎5.31 x 0.6 x 8.25 inches