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Devil in a Blue Dress (Compact Disc)

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By Walter Mosley, G.C. Simms (Read by)
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Staff Reviews

Thirty years ago, Walter Mosley busted open the LA noir crime novel, taking us to the backroom gin joints that Chandler never could. His laid-off worker turned detective, Easy Rawlins, has to navigate the racist seamier underside of the seamy underside of Los Angeles that most fictional gumshoes tread. It's a smoke-filled, bourbon-soaked, jazz-fueled and intensely atmospheric trek through the Harlem of the West Coast, expanding the idea of what LA noir could mean. Still one of the best detective novels I’ve read.

— Dave


Los Angeles, 1948: Ezekiel "Easy Rawlins" is a black war veteran just fired from his job. Now he's drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage.

That's when De Witt Albright , a quietly vicious white man in a white linen suit, walks in and offers Easy good money if he'll just do a little job for him: find Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

It seems simple enough, but Easy soon discovers that Albright isn't the only one looking for the lovely Miss Monet - isn't the only one who's ready to kill anyone, including Easy, who might get in the way.

About the Author

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, and the novels "Blue Light, RL's Dream, Futureland" and" Fearless Jones," as well as two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow - "Walkin' the Dog" and "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned" for which he received the Anisfield-Wold award. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.

Read by G.C. Simms

Praise For…

"The social commentary is sly, the dialogue fabulous, the noir atmosphere so real could touch it...Amazing. Smashing." - Cosmopolitan

Product Details
ISBN: 9781559277181
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: July 1st, 2002
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Created At: 7/31/2014 05:55am
Last Updated At: 8/23/2018 06:29am
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