Dupree is nowhere in sight as he pulls out of the driveway. Why does Easy agree to look for Daphne in places where Albright can't go because Albright is white? Easy is called by Albright to set up a meeting at the Malibu pier. Daphne is known to spend time in the along and Easy begins his search at an illegal club on 89th and Central. Albright want him to find a white young woman called Daphne Monet, who likes to hang out in the African-American neighborhood. It seems like there's quite a lot going on in Easy's little piece of L. But what I never liked about them is the inaccessibility of the characters. Washington and Cheadle are great.
When Mouse first shows up, a man named Frank Green has Easy helpless, at knife-point on the floor of Easy's house. He meets with Todd Carter, securing money to locate Daphne. There is a letter from Mouse. But when the scene changes and Frank hops back up with his knife the hat is back on his head like it never fell off. No doubt they've changed in the last seventy years, but they are still there.
After spending the night with her, he discovers Daphne was involved with a South Central gangster named Frank Green. Without using names, Easy asks Odell two questions. They fingerprint and release him. He also exposes Daphne's secret: She is a fair-skinned black woman and the half-sister of Frank Green. Mosley also notices that a line of ants is heading toward a dead mouse. Written by Goofs In the scene where Frank Green comes to pay Easy a visit at his home, they began to fight in the doorway and Easy punches Frank in the back of the head several times knocking his hat and Frank onto the floor. Joppy is too scared to be sensible.
I also loved Mouse, and Easy and Mouse's relationship. He tells Easy that he knows where Dupree is staying, but Easy wants to stop somewhere before paying Dupree a visit. With Franklin secured as director, Demme then pitched the project to Mike Medavoy, the chairman of Tri-Star, who approved it, and Denzel Washington's involvement as star and co-producer followed soon after that. The stop is to the home of her friend Richard. Easy shows up at his old workplace, a hangar where airplanes are constructed in Santa Monica. Denzel Washington is cool, and smart.
He becomes a private-eye of sorts in order to locate a blonde French girl named Daphne Monet for a white man he doesn't quite trust. I have no excuse for taking so long to read Walter Mosley. Mouse is a force of nature, and he just has this way about him that communicates very clearly that this is not a man to be fucked with. Albright is looking for a white girl named Daphne Monet who is known to hang out in black clubs. Easy and Mouse stop at Junior Fornay's apartment. I think the true test for me is the dialogue and there were times when I was imagining Bogart as Marlowe reading the part of Easy; surely there can be no higher praise for this genre? As a safety precaution he recruits his gun-happy friend Mouse Don Cheadle as backup support and eventually uncovers the mystery surrounding Daphne as the bodies pile up. At the meeting Easy tells Albright about the boyfriend, Frank Green, who Albright has some information on.
Like Chandler Mosley is far more interested in character and in atmosphere than in merely telling a story. As Easy enters the car, he is stung by foul body odours. He can also be extremely dangerous when pushed. Easy recalls that the first time he heard the voice was in the Army. Easy's friend Joppy, who runs a bar, introduces him to a white man named DeWitt Albright. This is a book of amazing moments.
Mouse and a young man named Clifton hold up Reese, the stepfather, and Reese shoots Clifton dead, before Mouse shoots Reese and takes his thousand dollars. Mouse arrives and shoots Mr. It soon becomes clear that virtually none of these characters, besides the protagonist himself, is to be trusted. But my life had already changed when I lost my job three weeks before. Easy has just been laid off from his job at Champion aircraft company, and needs to make money for his mortgage. This was a great book however, due to circumstances beyond my control, I read it in short time sequences and spurts. Again, it just sort of happens and then moves on without much contemplation.
He then meets with friends Degan Odell and Dupree Brouchard and girlfriend Coretta James. White Butterfly might be a slightly better book, in my opinion, but Devil in a Blue Dress is highly recommended to mystery fans. On his way out of City Hall, Miller stops Easy and threatens to prove that he killed Richard McGee. Albright, is shady as they come, and Easy soon learns that the task at hand is more complex—and dangerous—than Easy would have imagined. Joppy admits it and tells Easy that when Albright asked him about Daphne he recognized her right away as the girl who often came in with Frank Green when he was delivering liquor. He visits a gangster bar, a liquor store, a brothel, and a barbershop.