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Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress Book
Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Serpent's Tail
Release : 2017-01-12
ISBN : 1847652360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I need to find somebody and I might need a little help looking ... The summer of '48 in the city of Angels and there's heat on the streets when Daphne Monet hits the sidewalk. Heat when she disappears with a trunkload of somebody else's cash. Easy Rawlins is a war veteran just fired from his job. Drinking in a friend's bar, he wonders how to meet his mortgage when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will locate Miss Monet, a blonde with a reputation. It's a simple decision, but for one thing. Nobody warned him - better the devil you know ...

Devil in a Blue Dress 30th Anniversary Edition

Devil in a Blue Dress  30th Anniversary Edition  Book
Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Washington Square Press
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 1982150343
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first novel by “master of mystery” (The New York Times) Walter Mosley, featuring Easy Rawlins, the most iconic African American detective in all of fiction. Named one of the “best 100 mystery novels of all time” by the Mystery Writers of America, this special thirtieth anniversary edition features an all new introduction from the author. The year is 1948, the town is Los Angeles. Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has just been fired from his job at a defense factory plant. Drinking in his friend’s bar, he’s wondering how he’ll manage to make ends meet, when a white man in a linen suit approaches him and offers him good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a missing blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. Easy has no idea that by taking this job, his life is about to change forever. “More than simply a detective novel…[Mosley is] a talented author with something vital to say about the distance between the black and white worlds, and with a dramatic way to say it” (The New York Times).

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress Book
Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The time is 1948; the town is Los Angeles; the hero is Easy Rawlings, a tough black war veteran just out of a job at a defense plant. The mortgage payment's coming due, so Easy takes on some detective work from a silkily menacing white gangster, Dewitt Albright. The assignement: find the whereabout of blonde femme fatale Daphne Money, a singer known to frequent black jazz points not usuually hospitable to white patrons.

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress Book
Author : Ahban Azer
Publisher : gayca
Release : 2004-12-15
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just 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 Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.... Amazon.com Review Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins has few illusions about the world--at least not about the world of a young black veteran in the late 1940s in Southern California. His stint in the Army didn't do anything to dissuade him from his belief that justice doesn't come cheap, especially for men like him. "I thought there might be some justice for a black man if he had money to grease it," Easy says. Fired from his job on the line at an aircraft plant, he's in danger of losing his home, symbol of his tenuous hold on middle class status. That's a good enough reason to accept a white man's offer to pay him for finding a beautiful, mysterious Frenchwoman named Daphne Monet, last seen in the company of a well-known gangster. Easy's search takes the reader to an L.A. few writers have shown us before--the mean streets of South Central, the after-hours joints in dirty basement clubs, the cheap hotels and furnished rooms, the places people go when they don't want to be found. Evocative of a past time, and told in a style that's reminiscent of Hammet and Chandler, yet uniquely his own, Mosley's depiction of an inherently decent man in a violent world of intrigue and corruption rang up big sales when it was published in 1990 (although the movie version, with Denzel Washington as Easy, never found the audience it deserved). The minor characters are deftly and brilliantly developed, especially Mouse, who saves Easy's life even as he draws him deeper into the mystery of Daphne Monet. Like many of Mosley's characters, Mouse makes a return appearance in the succeeding Easy Rawlins mysteries, such as A Red Death, Black Betty, and White Butterfly, every one of which is as good as Devil in a Blue Dress, his first. --Jane Adams From Publishers Weekly Reissue of the first book in Moseley's Easy Rawlins mystery series, in which Easy is hired to track down a woman who disappeared with someone else's money. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Devil with the Blue Dress

Devil with the Blue Dress Book
Author : Kevin Armento
Publisher : Oberon Books
Release : 2018-04-04
ISBN : 1786824949
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This gets called the Monica Lewinsky Scandal. You made sure everyone knew my name. January 1998: America is rocked by one of the biggest political sex scandals of all time. Slyly exhuming the little blue dress that launched the biggest media circus of a generation, the five women who were at the centre of the infamous Monica Lewinsky scandal collide on stage in this political thriller. A First Lady, a secretary, a daughter, a confidant, and an intern take us through the corridors of power and behind the closed doors where the abuse of that power took place. A theatrical battle over exactly how it all went down, DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS asks who were the heroes and villains, and why, twenty years later, we’re only beginning to grapple with one of the most challenging questions in American political history: How do we respond to women seeking power, and the men who misuse it?

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress Book
Author : Jade Balistreri
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-02-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress Book
Author : Winston Starr
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-04-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Set in 1948, the story begins in the Watts area of Los Angeles, with Ezekiel �Easy� Rawlins. Easy is a Houstonian, from that city's Fifth Ward, who lost his job at a Los Angeles aviation defense plant, and is unable to pay the mortgage on his LA home. Easy is sitting in a bar run by Joppy, a friend who is also from Houston, when a man named DeWitt Albright walks into the bar and offers him a job finding a young woman named Daphne Monet. Monet, a young white woman, is rumored to be hanging out in bars frequented mostly by African Americans, although white women are allowed inside. At the bar Easy meets two old friends, Coretta and Dupree, among many other people that he knew from his former life in Houston. Coretta says that she knows Daphne, but gives an incorrect address to Easy. He goes home with them and has sex with Coretta, with Dupree asleep in the next room. Easy then leaves her early the next morning, only to be arrested by the LAPD. Shortly thereafter following police interrogation, he is told that Coretta is dead, and that he is a suspect in Coretta's murder. When he finally does find Monet, he figures out that she has stolen a large amount of money from a man named Todd Carter, who is a local wealthy businessman. Albright wanted to claim it for himself. Eventually, Albright finds Monet through Easy, who is trying to shield the thieving woman.

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Walter Mosley Devil in a Blue Dress

Walter Mosley   Devil in a Blue Dress  Book
Author : John Lennard
Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Walter Mosley, a favourite author of President Bill Clinton, is the most important African-American writer of crime fiction since Chester B. Himes. His novels chronicling the investigations of Easy Rawlins chart Californian history from 1948, echoing Chandler (and John D. MacDonald) while challenging Ellroy's L.A. Quartet. He has also written other crime and SF novels, Young Adult fiction, a memoir, and activist non-fiction, and is widely involved in cultural and educational projects promoting writing by people of colour. Devil in a Blue Dress is the first novel in Mosley's outstanding 'Easy' Rawlins series. The Notes in this book provide an overview of Mosley's career and the series, give historical and literary backgrounds to the novel (including Chandler, Himes, Pinkerton Men and Private Eyes, Hollywood's Gumshoes, and the 'GI Bill'), and consider the film adaptation of Devil. Chapter by chapter Annotations detail allusions, slang, musical references, flora and fauna, and fashion, while disentangling Mosley's real and fictive Los Angeles. The Essay is 'In the Mortgage of his Skin', and uses Walcott's and Lamming's great phrase to ask about Easy's purest passion, the house that is his castle. The Bibliography covers all Mosley's work, with critical material on him and on (African-American) crime writing.

Devils and Blue Dresses

Devils and Blue Dresses Book
Author : Mitch Ryder
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781935270140
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A gifted writer with an original voice, Mitch Ryder first gained fame as the leader of the iconic rock group Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. With hits such as "Devil With a Blue Dress On / Good Golly, Miss Molly," "Sock it to Me Baby," "Little LatinLupe Lu," and "Jenny Take a Ride," Mitch quickly rocketed to international fame. This resulted in a roller coaster ride of sex, drugs, celebrity, and rock and roll. Along the way it formed a legend who did it all. Here, Mitch emerges as a real person, one who wants nothing more than goodness--a fair person who loves his family and is amazed that they still love him despite his many mistakes. Readers learn how John Lennon saved Mitch's life, about Mitch's plan to kidnap a celebrity's son, of Percy Sledge's stage secret, and many other backstage tales."--Book jacket.

The double Consciousness in African American Crime Fiction Popular Literature as Platform for Social Criticism

The  double  Consciousness in African American Crime Fiction   Popular Literature as Platform for Social Criticism Book
Author : Kristof Hoppen
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2008-10
ISBN : 3640182456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Philologie), 20 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This work deals with double consciousness in contemporary African American crime fiction. [...] In order to find out what characterizes African American crime fiction, or at least a part of it, and where it can be settled in this large field, two selected novels, Chester Himes' Cotton Comes To Harlem and Walter Mosley's Devil In A Blue Dress will be analyzed in the background of the concept of "double consciousness," a term which was coined by W.E.B. Du Bois in his work The Souls of Black Folk in the early 20th century. [...] Light will be shed on the generic features of the novels, such as the plot, the narrative structure, the imagery and the constellation of the characters. Afterwards a short outline of the development of the detective novel shall be sketched to provide the reader with a necessary knowledge which will help during the analysis of the works. [...] The thesis of this paper is that double consciousness is an omnipresent element in the selected works and that it shapes each character differently in a way that it might lead either to success or failure. Depending on how the specific character is able to recognize his/her own two consciousnesses, this awareness forms the character's development in the plot and what he/she achieves in the end.

New York

New York Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Detecting Desire

Detecting Desire Book
Author : Margaret DeRosia
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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47 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006-11
ISBN : 9781417771813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contemporary Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary Criticism Book
Author : Tom Burns
Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
Release : 2004-04
ISBN : 9780787667573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.

World Authors 1990 1995

World Authors 1990 1995 Book
Author : Clifford Thompson,H. W. Wilson
Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Offers biographical sketches of 320 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers.

Contemporary Literature and Emergent Space

Contemporary Literature and Emergent Space Book
Author : Gregory Dean Nicholson
Publisher : ProQuest
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Masterplots II A Gu

Masterplots II   A Gu Book
Author : Frank Northen Magill
Publisher : Salem PressInc
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780893565954
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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MusicMaster

MusicMaster Book
Author : Paul C. Mawhinney
Publisher : Pittsburgh, Pa. : Record-Rama Sound Archives
Release : 1983
ISBN : 9780910925013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Music directory with records for artists, titles, labels and year of release for 45 RPM records published between 1947 and 1982.

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-02
ISBN : 9780835247498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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