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The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
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Jan 08, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

Walter Mosely returns to top form after a series of distasteful "pornographic" novels (eg.,Killing Johnny Fry). This is one of Mosely's best works in quite awhile.
He has moved his story location from Los Angeles to New York and created a new character, Leonid McGill, to replace Easy Rawlins et. al. McGill is a shady PI in the mold of Sam Spade or Phillip
Marlowe and Mosley's writing has the same gritty atmospheric feel as one of the great Hammet or Chandler crime novels. He's also added a complement of interesting characters around McGill such as his teenage son, Twill who is a bit of a con artist/operator, and hitman Hush (the equivalent of "Mouse" in the Rawlins series)
I strongly recommend this book if you are a crime fiction fan.

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