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Devil in a Blue Dress


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The bestselling, award-winning first novel by the internationally acclaimed crime writer Walter Mosley introduces his most famous character - Easy Rawlins

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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.


'A first novel of astonishing virtuosity, upending Chandler's LA to show a dark side of a different kind' * Sunday Times *
'Magnificent ... a wonderful new talent' * Financial Times *
'A brilliant novel. Period.' -- Jonathan Kellerman
'Always a damn good read' -- Val McDermid
'Sharp and meatily convincing ... one of the most impressive first crime novels' * The Times *
'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 *
'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 *
'For 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 *
'Mr Mosley makes us root for Easy Rawlins, a black knight-errant, and his lawless sidekick, Raymond Mouse Alexander, an armed and dangerous Sancho Panza' * New York Times *
'His Easy Rawlins novels are a series of perfectly balanced concoctions of lust, violence, politics and race. You crack a new one open knowing exactly what sort of pleasure is in store' * Sunday Times *

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