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Devil in a Blue Dress, White Butterfly, and A Red Death.  The First Three Volumes in the Easy...

Devil in a Blue Dress, White Butterfly, and A Red Death. The First Three Volumes in the Easy Rawlins Series.

by [Mystery] Mosley, Walter.

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New York:: Norton,, 1990-92.. First Printings of the First US Edition. All three volumes are Fine tight copies in Fine unclipped dust jackets. Each volume is Signed by Mosley. Walter Mosley broke new ground as a mystery writer by incorporating issues of race into novels that stand on their own as gripping detective fiction. Critics have praised Mosley's writing for its realistic portrayal of street life in African-American neighborhoods of post-World War II Los Angeles. Mosley's success has been due to the powerful recurring character of Ezekiel ("Easy") Rawlins, one of the most innovative private investigators to appear in fiction. Unlike many detectives who populate the pages of hard-boiled prose, Rawlins is a multidimensional character who stumbled into his sleuthing career as a means to pay mounting debts. Mosley has used Rawlins to expose the problems of getting by in a world where only a thin line lies between crime and business as usual.
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Devil in a Blue Dress
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Devil in a Blue Dress

by Walter Mosley

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W. W. Norton. DJ in archival cover. Stated first edition with a full number line starting with 1. Boldly signed by the author on the title page. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1990.
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Devil In A Blue Dress

by MOSLEY, Walter

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New York: Norton, 1990. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Norton, (1990). First Edition. Fine.<br/> <br/> Presentation copy of his first book with a long intimate inscription, signed "Walter".<br/> <br/>
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Devil in a Blue Dress.

Devil in a Blue Dress.

by MOSLEY, Walter.

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NY: Norton, (1999).. First edition.. 219 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Dated (5/21/90) and INSCRIBED by Mosley to Robert Campbell (who contributed the lead endorsement printed on the front flap), “The thought of your Los Angeles and mine goes through my mind now and then. Like jazz from different decades showing off their similar but distant strains. Thank you so much for reading my book and your generosity. Walter Mosley.”
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

by MOSLEY, Walter

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NY: Norton, 1990. First printing. 8vo, pp. 219. Author's signature on half-title. Paper over boards with cloth spine. A nice copy; as new, except for bookseller's label on front of dj. The first Easy Rawlins novel, the author's first book.
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Devil in a Blue Dress.

Devil in a Blue Dress.

by Mosley, Walter.

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New York:: Norton,, 1990.. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy of the first Easy Rawlins mystery is signed by Mosley. 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.
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Devil in a Blue Dress (signed)
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by Mosley, Walter

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New York: Norton, 1990. As New/As New; 219 pages; First edition stated, first printing; As New in yellow cloth titled in blue foil, over orange-yellow boards; in an As New first-state dustjacket with $18.95 price. Signed by the author on the title page. First Easy Rawlins mystery, Mosley received an Edgar Award nomination for Best First Novel, and won both Shamus and Creasy Awards. Basis for the 1995 film with Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals and Don Cheadle.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS.

by Mosley, Walter.

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NY: NORTON. 1990. Fine. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. ADVANCE READING COPY. SIGNED by Walter Mosley. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. Author's FIRST book. Basis for a film.; Signed by Author(s) .
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Devil In A Blue Dress

Devil In A Blue Dress

by Mosley, Walter

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W.W. Norton & Co./New York, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very Good. Prompt shipment, with tracking. we ship in CLEAN SECURE NEW boxes Very Good or better copy with clean pages. First Edition. Signed copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Email or call for further information.
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Devil in a Blue Dress
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Devil in a Blue Dress

by Mosley, Walter

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W. W. Norton, 1990. First Edition . Hardcover. Collectible; Fine/As New. Author's first novel. This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price of $18.95 is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription.
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Devil in a Blue Dress
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Devil in a Blue Dress

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W. W. Norton, 1990. First Edition . Hardcover. Collectible; Fine/As New. This is the Author's first novel, and the first of the Easy Rawlins detective series. This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Mylar protected. Original Price ($19.95) is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription.
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Devil in a Blue Dress (Signed First Edition)

Devil in a Blue Dress (Signed First Edition)

by MOSLEY, Walter

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New York: Norton, 1990. First edition. Hardcover His first book, which introduces the reluctant private eye Easy Rawlins. Made into a movie with Denzel Washington. A fine copy in a fine first issue dust jacket. Signed by Mosley on the title page.
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS.

by Mosley, Walter.

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NY: NORTON. 1990. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0393028542 . REVIEW COPY. (Publisher's printed publicity release laid-in) SIGNED by Walter Mosley on the title page. About fine in a fine DJ. (Couple tiny spots of foxing at top edge & single spot on front end paper. ) Author's FIRST Easy Rawlins mystery. Basis for a film. .
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS.

by Mosley, Walter.

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NY: NORTON.. Fine. 1990. First Edition. 0393028542 . SIGNED by Walter Mosley on the title page. Fine in a fine dj. FIRST Easy Rawlins novel. Made into a film. (G) .
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

by Mosley, Walter

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New York London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Very Fine/Very Fine. SIGNED boldly by the Author at the top of the title page, tall 8vo, yellow quarter cloth with bold silver & blue lettering on spine over gold boards impressed with a blindstamped stylized geometrical figure [an image repeated on t.p.], archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped; price "$19.95 USA") with jazzy ~ Harlem-Cubistic painting of a blond with attitude in a sexy blue dress, 219 pages. Walter Ellis Mosley (born 1952) is an American novelist, most widely valued for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring Easy Rawlins, a black WW-II vet-turned-hard boiled P-I working LA in the late '40s. <br/> <br/> Devil in a Blue Dress is the Author's First Novel and First Easy Rawlins Novel. It won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1991; also the Shamus and CWA Dagger Award; nominated… Read More
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS By WALTER MOSLEY 1990 First Edition

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS By WALTER MOSLEY 1990 First Edition

by WALTER MOSLEY

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NY: w. w. NORTON AND COMPANY, 1990 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. TITLE: DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS By WALTER MOSLEY 1990 First Edition AUTHOR: WALTER MOSLEY PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: W. W. NORTON AND COMPANY, NY 1990 EDITION: First Edition stated with the correct number line present '1234567890' ISBN: 0393028542 CATEGORY: Mystery, Movie Related BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Off Orange SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 219 pages. CONDITION: The dust jacket is in very good condition; there are no chips or tears present; the original $18.95 U.S. price is still present. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good++/Good++ dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Book was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington. Author's First Book. 1991 Edgar nominee for Best First Novel. Denzel Washington played the main character in the movie. COMPETITIVE… Read More
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Devil in a Blue Dress

by Mosley, Walter

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Scranton, PA, U.S.A.: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, 1990 Slightest of wear to book and dust jacket with $18.95 price intact; o/w NF/NF; signed by Mosley on title page. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Devil in a Blue Dress - Signed, First Edition
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W. W. Norton & Company, 1990. Very Good Hardcover with Very Good dustjacket, First Edition of Mosley's first book, signed and dated by author on title page. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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[African American Literature] Mosley, Walter. Devil in a Blue Dress. New York: Norton, 1990. Signed First Edition, First Printing Hardcover in original dust jacket. 219 pages. Measures 5.75" x 8.5." Signature appears at the bottom of the title page in pen. Mosley's first published novel is a groundbreaking work in detective fiction that prioritized the voice and characters of the African American community, often ignored by the genre. The plot follows Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins from the Watts area of Los Angeles as he turns from day laborer into detective. The novel was adapted into a feature film in 1995 starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. Mosley was honored in 2020 with the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, making him the first African American to receive the honor. President Bill Clinton also cited Mosley as one of his favorite authors in a 1992 interview. Cover is vibrant and features a cubist illustration by John Jinks. Dust jacket has… Read More
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New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0393028542 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition with one minute spot on front board in Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Walter Mosley directly on the title page; Walter Mosley's debut Easy Rawlins mystery. "The time is 1948; the town is Los Angeles; the hero is Easy Rawlins, 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 assignment: find the whereabouts of blonde femme fatale Daphne Monet, a singer known to frequent black jazz joints not usually hospitable to white patrons." (from the dust-jacket) Basis for the 1995 film starring Denzel Washington; A Easy Rawlins Mystery; 8vo; [9], 10-219, [5] pages; Signed by Author .
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