Devil in a Blue Dress

Introduction by: Val McDermid
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics, Crime

Devil in a Blue Dress

Walter Mosley

Award winning first novel now with a new foreword by Val McDermid

Paperback
9781846686832 (6 May 2010)
£7.99

About the book

Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a war veteran just fired from his job. Drinking in a friend's bar, he wonders how to meet his mortgage when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will locate Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty with a reputation. In the sleazy, fearful city, Easy must rely on his instincts, not just to solve the case, but to save his life.

About the author

Walter Mosley is the author of over twenty critically acclaimed books and his work has been translated into twenty-one languages. His popular mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins began with Devil in a Blue Dress in 1990, which was later made into a film starring Denzel Washington. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he now lives in New York.

Reviews

A first novel of astonishing virtuosity, upending Chandler's LA to show a dark side of a different kind

- Sunday Times

There is a splendid freshness to Mosley's prose and we sense that here is a real world we are hearing about for the first time

- Financial Times

To write five novels about a character as interesting and complex as Easy and never to flag, never to miss a beat, is pretty amazing

- Guardian

What makes Mosley so important in American literature is not just his ability to pen novels that grab you by the throat, but the way his heroes reflect the uncertainty, the fears, and the moral dilemmas of America

- Daily Express

Fr a writer who has the legacy of Chester Himes and more to live up to, Walter Mosley makes a distinctly confident start to his career

- Time Out

Additional Information

Introduction by: Val McDermid
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics, Crime