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All I Ever Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley.. For some, the detective novel (not to be confused with the crime or thriller genres) is the all-American true grail, turning us inside out and upside down to get at the truth of our nature(s). Mosley’s Leonid McGill is a must read.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A big city never looks the same once you’ve walked its streets with a hard-boiled private eye. Preferably someone as perceptive and thoughtful as Leonid McGill, the shady but honorable bruiser-for-hire in an addictive series of New York crime novels by Walter Mosley. A former mob fixer who has gone straight, McGill doesn’t so much walk the city as case it for danger. Keeping pace with him is as much an education as an adventure."

The New York Times

"When Zella Grisham is accused of both shooting her boyfriend and stealing more than six million dollars from the Rutgers Assurance Corp., Leonid McGill investigates, while his own family life begins to unravel around him."


Author bio: Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated, beloved, and bestselling writers. His books have been translated into at least twenty-one languages, and have won numerous awards. Born in Los Angeles, Mosley lives in New York City. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (334 pp. Smokinghot: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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