Devil in a blue dress / Walter Mosley.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • ISBN:
      0393028542 :
    • Accession Number:
      89025503
    • Accession Number:
      fay.149967
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MOSLEY, W. Devil in a blue dress. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Norton, 1990. ISBN 0393028542. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.149967. Acesso em: 6 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mosley W. Devil in a Blue Dress. 1st ed. Norton; 1990. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.149967. Accessed July 6, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Mosley W. Devil in a Blue Dress. 1st ed. Norton; 1990. Accessed July 6, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.149967
    • APA:
      Mosley, W. (1990). Devil in a blue dress (1st ed.). Norton.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mosley, Walter. 1990. Devil in a Blue Dress. 1st ed. Norton. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.149967.
    • Harvard:
      Mosley, W. (1990) Devil in a blue dress. 1st ed. Norton. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.149967 (Accessed: 6 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mosley, W 1990, Devil in a blue dress, 1st ed., Norton, viewed 6 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Mosley, Walter. Devil in a Blue Dress. 1st ed., Norton, 1990. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.149967.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mosley, Walter. Devil in a Blue Dress. 1st ed. Norton, 1990. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.149967.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mosley W. Devil in a blue dress [Internet]. 1st ed. Norton; 1990 [cited 2020 Jul 6]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.149967

Reviews

LJ Reviews 1990 June #1

Ezekiel ``Easy'' Rawlins, a young, tough black veteran living in 1948 Los Angeles, only wants respect and enough money to pay his mortgage. When fired from his factory job, however, he undertakes some paid errands for a shady white mobster who wishes to locate a light-haired, blue-eyed beauty. As Easy plumbs his usual hangouts for clues, he relays information to the mobster, runs afoul of the police, meets the mysterious woman, discovers a murder, then investigates in self-defense. An unusually refreshing protagonist, slated for further adventure, talented prose, and evocative, realistic descriptions of speech, manners, and social life make this an exceptional and welcome addition. Copyright 1990 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 1990 May #4

This jaunty crime novel, set in L.A. in 1948, introduces Ezekiel ``Easy'' Rawlins, a recently laid-off mechanic who is young, black and--but for the need to meet the mortgage on his new house--a most reluctant sleuth. Easy hails originally from the tough Fifth Ward in Houston; he served his country, landing on the Normandy Beach. He knows racism firsthand and seeing too many white men in one day unnerves him. But a white businessman, Dewitt Albright, engages Easy to locate a beautiful French woman named Daphne Monet who has a ``predilection for the company of negroes.'' She also has $30,000 of someone else's money. Easy becomes entangled in a chain of events that takes him to bar after bar to meet a range of characters, most of whom are seeking their own advantages in the pursuit of Daphne. With bodies piling up, there is no turning back for Easy, as he is dogged by brutish white cops and a few ``brothers'' none too friendly. The language is hard-boiled (``Somewhere between the foo young and the check I decided to cut my losses'') and the portrait of black city life gritty and real. But the first-person narrative, which hurtles along with improbable transitions and sketchy psychological portraits, leaves the reader winded rather than exhilarated at the book's predictable conclusion. 25,000 first printing; $25,000 ad/promo; movie rights to Reuben Cannon ; Mysterious Book Club and QPB selections. (July) Copyright 1990 Cahners Business Information.