Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress

Easy Rawlins #1

Walter Mosley

236 pages first pub 1990 (editions) user-added

fiction crime mystery dark mysterious tense fast-paced

Description

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 wi...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,679 reviews

Moods

mysterious 85%
dark 72%
tense 54%
adventurous 40%
reflective 14%
challenging 12%
emotional 9%
funny 8%
sad 7%
informative 4%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%
inspiring 1%

Pace

fast 57%
medium 37%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 37% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | No: 26% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 14%

Average rating

3.64

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