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Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley - Signed First Edition - 1990 - from Armadillo Alley Books (SKU: 0056)

Devil in a Blue Dress

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Devil in a Blue Dress

by Walter Mosley

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Near Fine/Fine
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NY: Norton, 1990. SIGNED. Unread. NF/F. 1st/1st with First State DJ. Book is Near Fine. Stated First edition, first printing with complete number line starting with 1. Signed by Walter Mosley on the title page. The book is near fine. Tight and square with good corners and clean unmarred boards. Mild crinkle to spine head. Textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate, stamp or marks and not a BCE, ex-library or remaindered.Faint thin abrasion line to top fore-edges. Dust jacket is Fine/Pristine and unclipped with $18.95, not $19.95. Protected in a new Brodart Mylar cover. Author's first book and the first Easy Rawlins' mystery. An Edgar Award Nominee for best first novel. A Shamus and Creasy Award Winner. Filmed in 1995 starring Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals and Don Cheadle.


Walter Mosley's very well-received first book, introduces detective Easy Rawlins and centers around his transformation from day-laborer to detective. Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s, Rawlins takes on a side job to pay his mortgage after losing his job at a defense plant. His first mystery is trying to find a woman named Daphne Monet, a missing white woman who was known to frequent black jazz clubs.  Devil in a Blue Dress  was adapted into a film of the same title starring Denzel Washington.

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Devil in a Blue Dress
Walter Mosley
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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition / First Printing
Place of Publication
New York
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About Armadillo Alley Books

In business since 1997, Armadillo Alley Books specializes in Modern First Editions, Signed First Editions and Limited Editions of fine books. All our books are wrapped and packaged with the utmost care and mailed in sturdy boxes. We guarantee our products and welcome all questions. Linger a few moments and browse a bit!


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title page
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