Walter Mosley is the acclaimed author of forty-three books, including the internationally bestselling Easy Rawlins series. His best known Easy Rawlins novels include Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty, and Little Yellow Dog. He is also the author of the collection of stories Always Outnumbered. Always Outgunned featuring Socrates Fortlow, which was the basis for an HBO feature film. A former president of the Mystery Writers of America, he was named a grand master by the organization in 2016. He has served on the board of directors of the National Book Foundation and is a recipient of the PEN American Center Lifetime Achievement Award. A native of Los Angeles, he now lives in New York City.
"Richly atmospheric...Devil in a Blue Dress honors the
hard-boiled tradition of Hamett/Chandler/Cain in its story line
line and attitude, but Mosley takes us down some mean streets that
his spiritual predecessors never could have...A fast moving,
entertaining story written with impressive style. This kind of book
that leaves you yearning to read more about Easy Rawlins'
adventures."-- "Los Angeles Times Book Review"
Praise for Walter Mosley and Easy Rawlins "Wonderful page-turning excitement....Like Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, and others, Mosley has been reconstructing the hard-boiled tradition from the bottom up....Easy Rawlins moves through mean streets even Marlowe wouldn't walk."-- "San Francisco Chronicle"