Devil In A Blue Dress by Mosley Walter McDermid Val
I need to find somebody and I might need a little help looking ...The summer of '48 in the city of Angels and there's heat on the streets when Daphne Monet hits the sidewalk. Heat when she disappears with a trunkload of somebody else's cash. Easy Rawlins is a war veteran just fired from his job. Drinking in a friend's bar he wonders how to meet his mortgage when a white man in a linen suit walks in offering good money if Easy will locate Miss Monet a blonde with a reputation. It's a simple decision but for one thing. Nobody warned him - better the devil you know ...