The Long Fall (Leonid Mcgill Mystery)

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9780143144205: The Long Fall (Leonid Mcgill Mystery)

Bestselling mystery writer Walter Mosley's electric new novel introduces a brand new investigator - Leonid McGill - and a gripping new set of challenges.

We follow former rule-breaker Leonid McGill as he's buffeted between the overlords of New York's underbelly, desperate to turn straight, but unable to say no to a nicely paid job. When we're introduced, he's calling in old favours and greasing NYPD palms to uncover seemingly harmless information for a high-paying client. But when the former schoolmates on his list are bludgeoned to death one by one, McGill realises that a friendly reunion wasn't quite what his taskmaster had in mind. And the awkward questions that follow seem almost welcome in comparison to a visit from Willie Sanderson, a trained killer and 'modern-day Frankenstein', now primed to ensure that McGill breathes his last.

THE LONG FALL shows Walter Mosley at the height of his powers, breathing new life into American crime writing with sassy dialogue and unflinching social truths. Vividly capturing a city not nearly as cleaned up as its politicians would have us believe, this is new Mosley - and it's just as good as the vintage kind.

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We follow former rule-breaker Leonard McGill as he's buffeted between the overlords of New York's underbelly, desperate to turn straight, but unable to say no to a nicely paid job. When we're introduced, he's calling in old favours and greasing NYPD palms to uncover seemingly harmless information for a high-paying client. But when the former schoolmates on his list are bludgeoned to death one by one, McGill realises that a friendly reunion wasn't quite what his taskmaster had in mind. And the awkward questions that follow seem almost welcome in comparison to a visit from Willie Sanderson, a trained killer and 'modern-day Frankenstein', now primed to ensure that McGill breathes his last.

THE LONG FALL shows Walter Mosley at the height of his powers, breathing new life into American crime writing with sassy dialogue and unflinching social truths. Vividly capturing a city not nearly as cleaned up as its politicians would have us believe, this is new Mosley - and it's just as good as the vintage kind.

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a terrific new hero (MARCEL BERLINS THE TIMES - 23.05.09)

Mark Lawson introduced this as "an interesting departure" and Jeff Park went on to say "it smells of New York" and "If you like hard boiled you'll love this book: very , very good of its kind." (Seasonal crime roundup - Mark Lawson and Jeff Park FRONT ROW, BBC RADIO 4 - 17.06)

A return to form, and a reminder that nobody is better at exotic minor characters or macho verbal sparring. (JOHN DUGDALE SUNDAY TIMES - 07.06.09)

McGill is an engaging creation, saddled with a faithless wife, an adoring mistress and a son who appears to be planning a murder of his own.. Mosley ensures the reader hopes to meet {him} again soon. ( SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - 07.06.09)

Like Easy Rawlins before him LT is a black man having to make his way in what is still essentially a white world, and Mosley's novel is very good at conveying a sense of how this might feel. ( TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 12.06.09)

Your 100 best holiday reads. Choose from a rich haul of novels and thrillers... Mosley returns to form with a new series hero - PI Leonid McGill - and his trademark verbal sparring, in this Chandleresque thriller set in New York (Your Guide to Perfect Summer Reading THE SUNDAY TIMES - 28.06.09)

as pacy and as well-written as Mosley fans will expect. ( TIME OUT - 16.07.09)

Mosley's New York is realistic, and his laconic style brings out the action. Once again, he reinvigorates the PI yarn with erudition and wit. (MARK SANDERSON THE SCOTSMAN - 27.06.09 - 3 star review)

when it comes to chronicling the African-American post-war experience, Walter Mosley does it better than anyone else... a masterful character study... social observations from a uniquely African-American perspective. ( THE HERALD 16.05.09)

Like other Mosley novels, The Long Fall's dialogue rings true, and the landscape is full of quirky characters... Walter Mosley has a solid reputation for writing high quality crime fiction and The Long Fall is no exception... an exciting new series debut. ( MYSTERY SCENE - June 09)

Bill Clinton's favourite writer brings us a modern day New York PI. ( THE LIST 30.04.09)

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