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Walter Mosley's first Easy Rawlins mystery Devil in a Blue Dress is an interesting and exciting read.
Mosley takes the tradition of the hard-boiled detective novel and uses it to make social statements while still providing a very entertaining mystery story.
Place an interesting mystery and a likable, go-getter protagonist on top and it adds up to a very enjoyable book.
This book presents a good look at the social history of the 1940s and is very engaging. It presents racial inequities in a format that is not likely to be offensive to anyone but... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Virginia
Short and sweet, this is just what I have been looking for. I am in the process of ordering all of his books. Thank YouPublished 1 month ago by Parizona2014
Enjoyed this action packed novel with a 1940s background.
The female characters could have more development and at points the story sounds mostly like an idealized male... Read more
This was an extraordinary book written by an extraordinary author. This was one of the first African American iconic mystery books. This was a good read..Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Too many characters, who weren’t well-anchored and explained, created a convoluted and confusing plot and left me irritated. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gettysburg Girl