Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Author : Walter Mosley
  • Release Date : 12 January 2017
  • Publisher : Serpent's Tail
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 13 : 9781847652362
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Book excerpt: 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 ...

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress

Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Serpent's Tail
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

Random Illuminations

Random Illuminations

Author : Eleanor Wachtel
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A great conversation can offer insight into the hearts and minds of its participants. In this intimate, wide-ranging collection of conversations (and some correspondence), writer-broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel and her friend, author Carol Shields, touch on both the personal and the professional. Eleanor Wachtel first met Carol Shields in 1980; her first ...

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Black Betty

Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thrown the two bills in the sleazy shamus' face -- the white man who wanted him to find the notorious Black ...

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed ...

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Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out ...

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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November 1963: Easy's settled into a steady gig as a school custodian. It's a quiet, simple existence -- but a few moments of ecstasy with a sexy teacher will change all that. When the lady vanishes, Easy's stuck with a couple of corpses, the cops on his back, and a little ...

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Publisher : Frog Books
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Abigail Rieley
Publisher : Maverick House
Genre : True Crime
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Ireland has been gripped by the story of a housewife from County Clare who, when her millionaire partner refused to marry her, googled a hitman and arranged to have him killed. Over the course of almost two months, the story of Lyingeyes and Hire_hitman unfolded in a flurry of ...

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Vintage Canada
Genre : Political Science
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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