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The Long Fall : A Novel

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 25mm | 304g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0753826860
  • 9780753826867
  • 249,801

About Walter Mosley

WALTER MOSLEY, recipient of the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award, is the author of 25 books, among them the bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series. Born in Los Angeles, he currently lives in New York.show more

Review quote

A cracking thriller with shades of Raymond Chandler at his best. * THE PRESS * An engaging tale set in a bleak and violent world. * SUNDAY BUSINESS POST * Shows Walter Mosley at the height of his powers, breathing new life into American crime writing with sassy dialogue and unflinching social truths. * TANGLED WEB *show more

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Shows Walter Mosley at the height of his powers, breathing new life into American crime writing with sassy dialogue and unflinching social truths. TANGLED WEBshow more

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