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Devil in a Blue Dress
NY, Norton, (1990). Inscribed by Mosley to Maya Angelou, prior to publication: "For Maya Angelou, I've only met you in words so far. Words that shocked me and astonished me and made me think, 'Yeah, that's what it was. Yeah.' But most of all words that let me laugh so hard that I wanted to breathe again./ Thank you for reading my book, for giving your words to it and for being./ Love, Walter Mosley/ 5-21-90." Angelou has provided a blurb for the rear panel: "I read Devil in a Blue Dress. The year was any time I wanted it to be. I was young and beautiful, with plenty of money, watching and listening as Bill Robinson tap-danced his way into my heart." This was the first book in Mosley's Easy Rawlins mystery series -- a ground-breaking detective series by an African-American writer and featuring an African-American detective. Nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery of the year. Fine in a fine, first issue dust jacket ($18.95 price). [#033921] SOLD

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