Devil in a Blue Dress
by Walter Mosley
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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…