devil in a blue dress

Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins #1) by Walter Mosley

From Goodreads :

In Los Angeles of the late 1940s, Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has just been fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend’s bar, wondering how he’ll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

My Rating: ⭐⭐

I really struggled to get into this book. The storyline didn’t make any sense, the characters were superficial and hard to relate to and it jumped from scene to scene without much coherence. The author and the character get high praise from readers and reviewers so I’ll give leeway for a first book and probably try the next instalment rather than just giving up.

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2 thoughts on “devil in a blue dress

  1. threewheelsonmywaggon

    The plot sounds a lot like The Big Sleep or The Maltese Falcon – neither plot is great, it is all in the writing, the language, the words put into the mouths of the characters. Then again, you can’t beat Bogart and Bacall for making even the most mediocre line zing. That said, you will find it difficult to change the genre from what you normally read, but you must try.

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