The title Devil in a Blue Dress may sound very common to many who are movie fanatics and are fans of movies starring Denzel Washington, however, this famous movie started off as a hardboiled book by author Walter Mosley.
The St. Joseph County Public Library is hosting One Book, One Michiana 2017, and it is Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley that will be the highlight of this event which takes place on March 31st through April 30th. It’s a large event, and there will be many topics associated with the book while tying it in with history, music, and social issues of today.
For more information on One Book, One Michiana this year and how you can participate, visit the website here.
“Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse.
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” – — from Amazon
The movie adaptation of Devil in a Blue Dress stars Denzel Washington along with Don Cheadle, directed by Carl Franklin.