‘Devil in a Blue Dress’

By Walter Mosley

devil in a blue dress, walter mosley
Washington Square Press

Mosley’s celebrated 1990 novel introduces readers to Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, a World War II veteran who turns to detective work to make a living. Rooted in Watts, a historically African American neighborhood of Los Angeles, the story reinvigorated the hard-boiled mystery genre, populating it with rarely seen nonwhite characters. The book’s success led to a bestselling series of Easy Rawlins mysteries that follow the character into the 1960s (and to a 1995 film adaptation of Devil in a Blue Dress, directed by Carl Franklin and starring Denzel Washington).

WALTER MOSLEY IN CONVERSATION WITH CBC HOST JOHN FREEMAN

When: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 5 p.m. Pacific time

Format: John Freeman will lead a free hourlong conversation with Walter Mosely, which will include an excerpt reading and taking questions from the audience. Produced by Alta for streaming on Zoom.

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Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mystery)
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