Devil In A Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries)
by Walter Mosley
- Voted #36 of the Top 100 Books of the 20th Century
- 1 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Selected for 1 Book Club’s Reading List
Publication Date: Sep 17, 2002
List Price: $16.00 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 272
Imprint: Washington Square Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse.
Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, 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 Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.