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eBook DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (Easy Rawlins Mysteries) ePub

by Walter Mosley

  • ISBN: 0671019821
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Walter Mosley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; First Edition edition (November 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1329 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1233 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 801

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Devil In A Blue Dress. An Easy Rawlins Mystery. He stopped in the doorway, filling it with his large frame, and surveyed the room with pale eyes; not a color I'd ever seen in a man's eyes.

Devil In A Blue Dress. Printed in the United States of America. When he looked at me I felt a thrill of fear, but that went away quickly because I was used to white people by 1948. I had spent five years with white men, and women, from Africa to Italy, through Paris, and into the Fatherland itself. I ate with them and slept with them, and I killed enough blue-eyed young men to know that they were just as afraid to die as I was.

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Devil in a Blue Dress is a 1990 hardboiled mystery novel by Walter Mosley, his first published book. The text centers on the main character, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins, and his transformation from a day laborer into a detective

Devil in a Blue Dress is a 1990 hardboiled mystery novel by Walter Mosley, his first published book. The text centers on the main character, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins, and his transformation from a day laborer into a detective. Set in 1948, the story begins in the Watts area of Los Angeles, with Ezekiel Easy Rawlins. Easy is a Houstonian, from that city's Fifth Ward, who lost his job at a Los Angeles aviation defense plant, and is unable to pay the mortgage on his LA home

When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress .

When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress-a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright-he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of . s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip

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

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.

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Walter Mosley Devil in a blue dress For Joy Kellman, Frederic Tuten, and Leroy Mosley Chapter 1 I was surprised to see a white man walk into Joppy’s bar. It’s not just that he was white but he wore an off-white linen suit and shirt with a Panama straw hat and bone shoes over flashing white silk socks. His skin was smooth and pale with just a few freckles. Читать онлайн Devil in a Blue Dress. For Joy Kellman, Frederic Tuten, and Leroy Mosley. Chapter 1. I was surprised to see a white man walk into Joppy’s bar.

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

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.

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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.

Comments

Browelali Browelali
If you're like me, you vaguely remember the 1995 Denzel Washington movie, but your interest was piqued by mentions of the Rawlins character on the Netflix Luke Cage series. This is definitely a different type of detective novel, and Easy Rawlins is a unique take on the "private eye" character: an amateur, unlicensed, African-American, and avoiding the police. Author Moseley excels at dialogue and immersing the reader within the scene, and making even the unfamiliar (to me) worlds of black clubs and 1940s L.A. seem familiar. He creates intriguing characters; my personal favorite is Mouse, a short (and short-tempered) gangster and Easy's backup, the John Clark/Hawk/Chas to Easy's Jack Ryan/Spenser/John Constantine. Moseley also eschews the cliched "The dame walked in on two legs that spelled one word: trouble"-style prose, and instead focuses on Easy's keen observations, and the contrasts between his actions and thoughts (especially when it comes to Easy's interactions with white racists). So why only three stars? The plot was a bit of a mess. As in most detective stories, seemingly random and unrelated events occur, and a cast of characters is introduced, while the detective remains as in the dark as the reader and finally ties everything together in an explanatory scene at the end. The disparate elements of the mystery here never gel together quite properly (especially the explanations of who murdered who). All in all, though, it's a good read, and made me want to read the rest of the series. Suffice to say that, based on the way Daphne Monet (the title devil) is described and characterized, I'd be rushing to her rescue despite all common sense too.
Doriel Doriel
Mosley creates a mood and a character (in Easy Rawlins) that is at once powerful, and yet deceptively simple.

It took me a long time to get around to reading this (even though I'm a HUGE fan of Mosley's scifi short story collection FUTURELAND), and I'm not sure why. It reads like a charm, still feels fresh (for this genre) and gives some interesting insight into LA in the 40s from the African American perspective.

I read this back-to-back with Chester Himes' IF HE HOLLERS, LET HIM GO, which is a blistering and caustic story set in the same time period -- but written then -- and these two books together paint a portrait of the ugly side of America and Los Angeles in terms of race relations, power grabs and the arbitrary nature of

This isn't a masterpiece, but it's not meant to be; it's hard-hitting 1940s-era crime fiction, and Mosley definitely knows how to twist the tension up when he needs to.

You'll definitely want to read more Mosley and Earl Rawlins stories after this.
Naa Naa
A friend recommended this as a change of pace from my usual diet of Michael Connelly, Daniel Silva etc. It was definitely that.

Devil is a fast paced book about murder and intrigue in post war south L.A,. While minding his own business and trying to make ends meet after being fired from a defense plant, Easy Rawlins gets caught up in a mysterious search for a beautiful white woman who hangs out in the Black bars. Shortly, people start dying and Easy becomes a target for the police as well as for a variety of local shady characters.

The story reads well and is very fast moving. Great perspective on the tough life in post war Watts and its environs. My only complaint was that the plot got very complex and it was tough to follow all the characters. If not for the complexity, I probably would have rated the book a five.
zmejka zmejka
Love Walter Mosley - love his Easy Rawllins stories especially. They are fun, exciting, provide historic observations of a Los Angeles of the 40's which I know very little about - and they are fun reading. He's a great writer - and a great, insightful thinker. He provides a valuable addition to the genre - from a Black male perspective. Much more is needed from him - waiting for his next novel!
Mejora Mejora
My copy of Devil in a Blue Dress has an author photograph of Walter Mosley dressed in forties garb in a landscape carefully chosen as a window to the past. Mosley is obviously a lover of the period and noir literature and it shows in his writing and his plot. The twist, is that the reader gets to see the noir world from the perspective of a black man almost two decades before civil rights.

Easy Rawlins is a WWII veteran with a good factory job that he has just lost due to racism and a mortgage due on a house that represents not only the American Dream to Easy but any security this hard world may offer. Wondering how he is going to pay his mortgage, Easy agrees when an acquaintance at his local speakeasy introduces him to a man who has an unusual task for him: locate a white woman named Daphne who has been frequenting the black jazz clubs of LA. Her rich white boyfriend wants to 'talk'. Easy agrees with an ambivalent combination of unease and excitement.

An odyssey through post-war Los Angeles ensues punctuated by connected murders, corruption in high places and a doomed love affair. Arguably the intrinsic ingredients to noir, but filtered through the perceptions of a man who isn't treated like a man by the customs of the time. This affects every aspect of Easy's search through nighttime LA. The social commentary on racism runs the risk of being either earnest or annoying but is in fact revelatory. The characterizations are good with hints of both depth and stock noir personas. Rawlinses prose is the standard lean prose with flashes of lyricism that defines noir with a sublte modern flavor that differentiates it from the classics. A good, well-constructed read and mystery. I look forward to the further adventures of Easy Rawlins.