Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Serpent's Tail
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN 10: 1847652360
ISBN 13: 9781847652362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devil in a Blue Dress Book Review:

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 ...

Random Illuminations

Random Illuminations
Author: Eleanor Wachtel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015074055446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Random Illuminations Book Review:

A great conversation can offer insight into the hearts and minds of its participants. In this intimate, wide-ranging collection of conversations (and some correspondence), writer-broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel and her friend, author Carol Shields, touch on both the personal and the professional. Eleanor Wachtel first met Carol Shields in 1980; her first interview with Carol occurred in 1987, following the publication of Swann: A Mystery. They soon became friends, embarking on a correspondence and conversations that would last her almost two decades. In this illuminating book, Eleanor Wachtel brings together her rich collection of interviews with Carol from that first occasion to Shields's death in 2003. Disarmingly direct, Carol Shields talks about her writing, language and consciousness, and her interest in "redeeming the lives of lost or vanished women," all the while touching on topics as diverse as feminism, raising children, the metaphorical search for a home, and the joys and griefs of everyday life. Carol Shields is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Stone Diaries. She also won the Governor General's Award for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction, the Orange Prize, and numerous other awards. She was twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Black Betty

Black Betty
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781451612479
ISBN 13: 1451612478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Betty Book Review:

1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thrown the two bills in the sleazy shamus' face -- the white man who wanted him to find the notorious Black Betty, an ebony siren whose talent for all things rich and male took her from Houston's Fifth Ward to Beverly Hills. There was too much Easy wasn't being told, but he couldn't resist the prospect of seeing Betty again, even if it killed him....

Gone Fishin

Gone Fishin
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-09-17
ISBN 10: 0743451759
ISBN 13: 9780743451758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone Fishin Book Review:

Nineteen-year-old Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins and his companion, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, embark on a perilous 1939 odyssey that takes them from Houston to a mysterious bayou world of voodoo, sex, revenge, and death.

White Butterfly

White Butterfly
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781451612523
ISBN 13: 1451612524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Butterfly Book Review:

The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed the word in the ghetto." But Easy turns them down. He's married now, a father -- and his detective days are over. Then a white college coed dies the same brutal death, and the cops put the heat on Easy: If he doesn't help, his best friend is headed for jail. So Easy's back, walking the midnight streets of Watts and the darker, twisted avenues of a cunning killer's mind....

A Red Death

A Red Death
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 1451612508
ISBN 13: 9781451612509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Red Death Book Review:

It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....

A Little Yellow Dog

A Little Yellow Dog
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781451612493
ISBN 13: 1451612494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Yellow Dog Book Review:

November 1963: Easy's settled into a steady gig as a school custodian. It's a quiet, simple existence -- but a few moments of ecstasy with a sexy teacher will change all that. When the lady vanishes, Easy's stuck with a couple of corpses, the cops on his back, and a little yellow dog who's nobody's best friend. With his not-so-simple past snapping at his heels, and with enemies old and new looking to get even, Easy must kiss his careful little life good-bye -- and step closer to the edge....

Little Green

Little Green
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0307949788
ISBN 13: 9780307949783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Green Book Review:

Surviving a near-fatal car wreck and cruising the streets of the Sunset Strip during the heyday of the late 1960s, Easy Rawlins investigates the disappearance of a young African American, a case that is complicated by Rawlins's changing perspectives.

The Devil s Red Nickel

The Devil s Red Nickel
Author: Robert Greer
Publsiher: Frog Books
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781583941355
ISBN 13: 1583941355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil s Red Nickel Book Review:

Hired by a beautiful woman to investigate the death of her father, a famous DJ, CJ Floyd uncovers a mystery that stretches back fifty years to the doo-wop era and implicates the mafia, payola, and backroom studio deals that continue to have reverberations into the present. Reprint.

The Awkward Black Man

The Awkward Black Man
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Grove Atlantic
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 080215686X
ISBN 13: 9780802156860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Awkward Black Man Book Review:

A new collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award-winning author of Devil in a Blue Dress and Trouble is What I Do. With his extraordinary fiction and gripping television writing, Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley’s most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his remarkable talent. Touching, contemplative, and always surprising, these stories introduce an array of imperfect characters—awkward, self-defeating, elf-involved, or just plain odd. In The Awkward Black Man, Mosley overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints subtle, powerful portraits of unique individuals. In "The Good News Is," a man’s insecurity about his weight gives way to illness and a loneliness so intense that he’d do anything for a little human comfort. "Pet Fly," previously published in the New Yorker, follows a man working as a mailroom clerk—a solitary job for which he is overqualified—and the unforeseen repercussions he endures when he attempts to forge a new connection. And "Almost Alyce" chronicles failed loves, family loss, alcoholism, and a Zen approach to the art of begging that proves surprisingly effective.

Devil in the Red Dress

Devil in the Red Dress
Author: Abigail Rieley
Publsiher: Maverick House
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-01-07
ISBN 10: 1908518448
ISBN 13: 9781908518446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devil in the Red Dress Book Review:

Ireland has been gripped by the story of a housewife from County Clare who, when her millionaire partner refused to marry her, googled a hitman and arranged to have him killed. Over the course of almost two months, the story of Lyingeyes and Hire_hitman unfolded in a flurry of emails. The website, hitmanforhire.net might have looked amateurish and carried a disclaimer but it attracted serious interest. One person who was interested was Sharon Collins, the ‘devil in the red dress’. Desperate to get her hands on a share of her partner's fortune, she took drastic action. She turned to Google to solve her problem. A Mexican marriage certificate was obtained but wasn’t enough. On 8 August 2006, she contacted hitmanforhire.net and started to arrange the hit. This is one of the most bizarre stories to ever appear before an Irish court. Filled with intrigue, betrayal, sex, money and would-be murder, it has all the ingredients for a best-selling thriller. This book will prove to its readers that truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.

The Tempest Tales

The Tempest Tales
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN 10: 1416599495
ISBN 13: 9781416599494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tempest Tales Book Review:

Refusing to go to hell in spite of his technical disqualification from heaven, murdered African-American everyman Tempest Landry is sent back to Harlem, where a guiding angel tries to convince him to accept judgment.

Always Outnumbered Always Outgunned

Always Outnumbered  Always Outgunned
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781451612462
ISBN 13: 145161246X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Always Outnumbered Always Outgunned Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an "astonishing character" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-con seeking truth and redemption in South Central Los Angeles -- and finding the miracle of survival. "I either committed a crime or had a crime done to me every day I was in jail. Once you go to prison you belong there." Socrates Fortlow has done his time: twenty-seven years for murder and rape, acts forged by his huge, rock-breaking hands. Now, he has come home to a new kind of prison: two battered rooms in an abandoned building in Watts. Working for the Bounty supermarket, and moving perilously close to invisibility, it is Socrates who throws a lifeline to a drowning man: young Darryl, whose shaky path is already bloodstained and fearsome. In a place of violence and hopelessness, Socrates offers up his own battle-scarred wisdom that can turn the world around.

Devils Blue Dresses

Devils   Blue Dresses
Author: Mitch Ryder
Publsiher: Cool Titles
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-06-09
ISBN 10: 9781935270348
ISBN 13: 1935270346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devils Blue Dresses Book Review:

Winner of gold medals at the IPPY, and the National Indie Excellence awards. 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," 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, he became a legend who did it all. Here, Mitch emerges as a real person who wants nothing more than goodness a fair person who loves his family and is amazed 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. Includes more than three-dozen previously unpublished photos, and copies of personal letters from and to the author. A full discography of Mitch's musical works, an index, and a link to a CD download of Mitch's music are also included.

Six Easy Pieces

Six Easy Pieces
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 0743451619
ISBN 13: 9780743451611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Easy Pieces Book Review:

Walter Mosley's bestselling and award-winning novels -- from Gone Fishin' to Devil in a Blue Dress, named one of the "100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century" by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association -- have endeared him to legions of readers from a U.S. president to everyday people who can't get enough of Easy Rawlins. Now from the bestselling and award-winning writer comes Six Easy Pieces. The beloved Ezekiel Rawlins now has a steady job as senior head custodian of Sojourner Truth High School, a nice house with a garden, a loving woman, and children. He counts the blessings of leading a law-abiding life, but is "nowhere near happy." Easy mourns the loss of his best friend, Mouse. Though Easy tries to leave the street life behind, he still finds himself trading favors and investigating cases of arson, murder, and missing people. People who can't depend on the law to solve their problems seek out Easy. A bomb is set in the high school where Easy works. A man's daughter runs off with his employee. A beautiful woman turns up dead and the man who loved her is wrongly accused. Easy is the man people turn to in search of justice and retribution. He even becomes party to a killing that the police might call murder. Six of the seven stories in Six Easy Pieces were published in reissued Washington Square Press editions of the Easy Rawlins mysteries Gone Fishin', Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty, and A Little Yellow Dog. A seventh, "Amber Gate," is newly published here, making this new Walter Mosley classic a must-have for all fans of great fiction.

Devil and the Bluebird

Devil and the Bluebird
Author: Jennifer Mason-Black
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 1613128967
ISBN 13: 9781613128961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devil and the Bluebird Book Review:

Blue Riley has wrestled with her own demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a beautiful devil at her town crossroads, it’s her runaway sister’s soul she fights to save. The devil steals Blue’s voice—inherited from her musically gifted mother—in exchange for a single shot at finding Cass. Armed with her mother’s guitar, a knapsack of cherished mementos, and a pair of magical boots, Blue journeys west in search of her sister. When the devil changes the terms of their deal, Blue must reevaluate her understanding of good and evil and open herself up to finding family in unexpected places. In Devil and the Bluebird, Jennifer Mason-Black delivers a captivating depiction of loss and hope.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 1101445335
ISBN 13: 9781101445334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Book Review:

A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the literary icons of our time. Coming in March 2022 from Apple Plus , a six-part series starring Samuel L. Jackson Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself-as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life. until he meets Robyn, his niece's seventeen-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral. But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy's hermitlike existence. She challenges him to interact more with the world around him, and he grasps more firmly onto his disappearing consciousness. However, this new activity pushes Ptolemy into the fold of a doctor touting an experimental drug that guarantees Ptolemy won't live to see age ninety- two but that he'll spend his last days in feverish vigor and clarity. With his mind clear, what Ptolemy finds-in his own past, in his own apartment, and in the circumstances surrounding his grand-nephew's death-is shocking enough to spur an old man to action, and to ensure a legacy that no one will forget. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist's mind with profound sensitivity and insight, and creates an unforgettable pair of characters at the center of a novel that is sure to become a true contemporary classic.

Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0385539215
ISBN 13: 9780385539210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charcoal Joe Book Review:

Walter Mosley’s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve. Picking up where his last adventures in Rose Gold left off in L.A. in the late 1960s, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins finds his life in transition. He’s ready—finally—to propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he’s taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and, together with two partners, Saul Lynx and Tinsford “Whisper” Natly, has started a new detective agency. But, inevitably, a case gets in the way: Easy’s friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe’s friend’s son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class in physics at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Joe tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see this young man exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour literally was found standing over the man’s dead body at his cabin home, and considering the racially charged motives seemingly behind the murder, that might prove to be a tall order. Between his new company, a heart that should be broken but is not, a whole raft of new bad guys on his tail, and a bad odor that surrounds Charcoal Joe, Easy has his hands full, his horizons askew, and his life in shambles around his feet.

Devil in Dress Blues

Devil in Dress Blues
Author: Karen Foley
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 0373796447
ISBN 13: 9780373796441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devil in Dress Blues Book Review:

Journalist Sara Sinclair is still waiting for her big break. Until one night, she finds it—in the form of a little black book. A book containing X-rated details about an exclusive club where powerful political men play. It could be the story of the century—or it could be the last story Sara writes.... Sergeant Rafe Delgado has no use for journalists...even one as hot as Sara. But once he realizes she's in danger, Rafe knows he's the only thing standing between Sara and a pair of cement shoes. Only now, there's nothing standing between them...and Sara's about to learn that powerful politicos aren't the only ones with unbridled desires!

Coyote Waits

Coyote Waits
Author: Tony Hillerman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 0061801208
ISBN 13: 9780061801204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coyote Waits Book Review:

The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez—a bullet did. And the old man in possession of the murder weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by the slaying of his good friend Del, and confounded by the prime suspect's refusal to utter a single word of confession or denial. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there is much more to this outrage than what appears on the surface, as he and Jim Chee set out to unravel a complex weave of greed and death that involves a historical find and a lost fortune. But the hungry and mythical trickster Coyote is waiting, as always, in the shadows to add a strange and deadly new twist.