Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1990.
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; , 10-219,  pages.