Published in 1990,this is the first is a series of 14 Easy Rawlins mysteries by
Walter Mosley. Easy Rawlins, a tough World War II veteran and detective is
hired by a financier and gangster to locate Daphne Monet, a search that leads
him from elegant board meetings to the raucous jazz joints of late forties Los
Angeles. Devil in a Blue Dress honors the tradition of the classic American
detective novel by bestowing on it a vivid social canvas and the freshest new
voice in crime writing in years, mixing the hard-boiled poetry of Raymond
Chandler with the racial realism of Richard Wright to explosive effect. All
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