Today's Throwback Thursday features DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS by Walter Mosley. Man, it's been a while since I've read a Walter Mosley book and I still haven't read them all, but as usual, these trips down memory lane reminds me of all of the goodness that I still need to read. This was also made into a movie starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle . Enjoy the trailer for the movie, but you KNOW the book will have more detail!
Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse.
Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, 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 Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.