* WINNER OF THE CWA JOHN CREASEY AWARD*
* THE FIRST NOVEL BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER WALTER MOSLEY *
'A damn good read'
'A brilliant novel'
'A first novel of astonishing virtuosity'
I need to find somebody and I might need a little help looking…
The summer of '48 in the city of Angels and there's heat on the streets when Daphne Monet hits the sidewalk. Heat when she disappears with a trunkload of somebody else's cash.
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 Monet, a blonde with a reputation. It's a simple decision, but for one thing. Nobody warned him – better the devil you know…
'Magnificent… a wonderful new talent' Financial Times
'Sharp and meatily convincing' The Times
'Perfectly balanced concoctions of lust, violence, politics and race' Sunday Times