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The Female of the Species dRs from Easy Rawlins to Leonid McGill six years back After reading two McGill books my take was only lukewarm The fourth book All I Did Was Shoot My Man changed things inramatic form Not only was it hands own the best entry in the series but arguably Mosley s best book overall At the very least A TOP THREE TITLE IN THIS AUTHOR S VAST top three title in this author s vast of workAfter a three and a
half year hiatus And Sometimes I Wonder About You rops us year hiatus And Sometimes I Wonder About You rops us back in the convoluted world of Leonid M Walter Mosley is in my opinion one of the best writers we have in the United States Personally I think he is undervalued because so many of his books are crime novels This is
*the 5th in *5th in Leonid McGill series about a complex and somewhat enigmatic private etective former thug still viewed with suspicion by the NYPD Leonid bears the name of a former Soviet leader because his father was an unabashed member of the American Communist Party In this book Leonid learns that his son Twill who is now working in his London Calling detective agency is out on his own without consulting him and has placed himself in a veryangerous place At the same time Leonid is on a job in Philly and meets up with a beautiful but very Orchard Valley Grooms dangerous woman with whom he begins a passionate affair In the meantime his wife is in a private hospital after having committed suicide He feels guilty because heoesn t love her but still cares for her He loves Aura the woman who manages the building where he rents his office However they haven t seen one another for a while and he misses her He soon learns that Twill is up to his neck in a secret group Croma Venture: The Spiral Wars, Book 5 dominated by a Fagin like character who calls himself Jones and and employs a group of young people who commit an incredible number of crimes every year To complicate things even further a man who had reuested his help with a case is found murdered Itoesn t take long for him to learn that there is far to this than he realized Leonid isn t a hero He is willing to blackmail anyone who he thinks Rancher Daddy (Saddlers Prairie, deserves it Heoesn t want to kill but will o so when he must This is such an interesting and complex character If you haven t read any of them start at the beginning Walter Mosley is worth savoring A ecent ending saves this anachronistic convoluted One Girl One Dream discombobulated muddle of characters that can tecide if it wants to The Amazing SAS dwell on girlfriends exes fathers sons or cons All to theetriment that leaves this listener confused than satisfied again save for the ending 4 of 10 stars. S cousin Celia who is about to inherit millions of The Conquerors Lady / The Mercenarys Bride / His Enemys Daughter dollars from her father's side of the family Leonideclines the case but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found ead he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia's wealthy old money family It's up to Leonid to save who he can and incriminate the guilty; all while helping his son finish his own investigation; locating his own father; reconciling whatever that means with his wife and girlfriend; and attending the wedding of Gordo his oldest frie.
Read And Sometimes I Wonder About YouMosley usually elivers but this was the best
*of his that *his that read in a while and the best of the Leonid McGill stories All the modern noir tropes are there the hero who fights better than anyone else the friend who is the most feared hitman on the planet the friend who can hack anything anywhere and the friend in the police who can get him out of any jam And yet anything anywhere and the friend in the police who can get him out of any jam And yet is something about these stories They re a little sexier than the Easy Rawlins ones and McGill s problems seem real and heartbreaking I still have a eep fondness for Easy but this was just fun than I ve had with one of Mosley s books in a while I continue to be in awe of Walter Mosley He continues to offer superb books in both the Easy Rawlins and LT McGill seriesMcGill is a PI of the coolest sort friends with hoodlums hackers con artists and honest cops Mosley loves New York and shows off its meanest streets from Wall to Grand Concourse to full advantageMosley throws so many balls in the air between McGill s multiple cases and multiple family Surrender My Heart (Harts in Love, dramas including a cameo appearance by his believedead father Somehow he catches them all "smoothly at the end It is not magic it is just so skillfully one And Sometimes I Wonder About "at the end It is not magic it is just so skillfully one And Sometimes I Wonder About by Walter Mosley is the fifth Leonid McGill novel in the series and one I was unable to put Quadruplets On The Doorstep down just as I was unable to putown his previous four books in the series Mosley s characters are fully Luke developed multidimensional and utterly fascinating Leonid McGill is one of my all time favorite Private Investigators Leonid s personal life is still in chaos much as it was in the previous book All I Did Was Shoot My Man his father is still missing and his wife s slow recovery in the sanitarium is making things ratherifficult for him and Aura To further complicate matters Twill is busy working is own case helping Fortune and spending time with his girlfriend Liza When Leonid is approached by Hiram Stent to locate his cousin Celia who is about to inherit millions he The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane decline the case that is until his office is broken into and Hiram is foundead McGill masterfully crafts a multi storied PI mystery where Leonid finds himself in the seedy underbelly of Celia s family helping Twill locating his father attempting reconciliation with his wife and his girlfriend and in his spare time attending Gordo s wedding While this brief synopsis may sound chaotic and like spoilers Mosley s gift of storytelling makes sense of what appears chaotic and thankfull. The welcome return of Leonid McGill Walter Mosley's NYC based private eye his East Coast foil to his immortal LA based A Bride For A Blue-Ribbon Cowboy detective Easy Rawlins As the Boston Globe raved A poignantly real character McGill is not only the newest of the great fictionaletectives but also an incisive and insightful commentator on the American scene In the fifth Leonid McGill novel Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life Leonid's father is still out. Y his writing allows me to give this much information without spoilers Mosley s writing is pure genius and reminds me of Mickey Spillane s books my first foray into PI stories I highly recommend this book and Mosley s previous books in this series to anyone who enjoys exceedingly well writ I Skipped A Couple Books In a couple books in series and feeling happy with that The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning decision I think I have satisfied my appetite for too much to believe This book caught me up with something Ion t regret missing the suicide attempt of Katrina Leonid s unfaithful Scandinavian wife The
first part of this book has her in institutional setting and notpart of this book has her in institutional setting and not to stray from her bed Her kids and LT pay visits but can t seem to convince her to return to active life The latter half of the book has her back in the swing of things ue to influence of Clarence t So amn good Satisfying Intriguing And Hush you betta ask somebody That s all I m gonna say OMG I Want to marry Mr Mosley s brainGreat story many threads woven together as usual Such intriguing academic allusions acerbic comments I was laughing and giggling the whole way through this very serious and rather violent book I adore Walter Mosley s talent and recommend this one highly For me Walter Mosley has entered that rarefied air of priority His books have become events not to be missed or ignored for any length of time When one of his mysteries are published it takes precedence over any other reading that is currently taking place The title of this 5th Leonid McGill installment comes from Leonid saying to his wife Katrina Sometimes I think that everybody
*In The World Is *the world is I said uoting myself except for me and you and sometimes I wonder about you Mosley always oes a superb job of re familiarizing the reader with the basic cast of characters and thus makes it easy for one to pick up any of the McGill mysteries without concern about order This is an otherworldly talent and he makes it look easy So the crew is all here as we gallop along trying to solve some mysteries Yes plural He has a few storylines going on in this one There is one that is highly unlikely and is a minor istraction from what is otherwise a fine offering This is the typical Mosley fare page turning action witty The Best Revenge (Redstone, Incorporated dialogue a host of characters and the always prevalent uestions of why and how Another enjoyable mystery and McGillare I say is becoming as popular as Easy Rawlins I was than a little skeptical about Walter Mosley switching gea. There somewhere and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue deepepression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel His wife's condition has put a Silent Confessions damper on his affair with Aura Ullman his girlfriend And his son Twill has been spending a lot of time out of the office with his own case helping a young thief named Fortune and his girlfriend Liza Meanwhile Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to trackown the whereabouts of hi. ,