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Devil In A Blue Dress meets the expectations for fitting into the detective genre in a few suprising ways ways that set the expectations to a higher level In Walter Mosleys writing he tells a story of a detective not only finding out information but dealing with murders drug dealers and LAs black community Which when thinking of a detective you do not necessarily think of those three things When thinking of a detective I think of someone who is hired to find out information about someone or something secretively or undercover someone who goes about his work so others cannot even tell hes actually workingDetective Fiction also known as mystery is generally driven by a single protagonist and follows the detection Weihardt The criteria given here for a detective genre book goes along with the character Easy Rawlins played in Devil In A Blue Dress He is the main character the protagonist and the audience us as the readers are waiting throughout the whole book to see what happens with him and his career with the situation he is encountered withThe plot focuses on a black man named Easy Rawlins who loses his job and is in need of money to pay his house payment This is where Mr Albright comes into the story he is looking for someone to help him find a missing white woman who is assumed to be hiding somewhere in LA with the blacks As soon as Easy takes this job he soon finds himself wound up in murder situations cops politicians and hard gangsters to find this missing woman Walter Mosley does a good job at making this plot fit into the detective genre criteria Because within the criteria it is about someone along the story line being hired to find someone or something without others knowing Im looking for somebody for a friend he said He pulled out a photograph from his shirt pocket and put it
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