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    • ISBN:9780297860495
    • Publication date:18 Mar 2010
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Known to Evil

A Leonid McGill Mystery

By Walter Mosley

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Mosley and his new hero return, in a series that's already being hailed as a classic of contemporary noir.

Mosley and his new hero return, in a series that's already being hailed as a classic of contemporary noir.

A mystery caller sends Leonid McGill to an uptown address 'just to check a girl's OK'. There's no explanation -- just a name, Angelique -- a reward, and the chilling knowledge that he's working for Rinaldo Alphonse, the most feared man in New York. What LT finds is a crime scene. A girl lies with her face blown off, her assassin felled by a knife.

But the dead girl isn't the one LT was sent to find, and her killer's injuries don't make sense. The next day Alphonse comes calling: LT must find Angelique before the assassin's assassin tracks her down. Alphonse isn't the only one who wants a bit of LT's time -- the NYPD, finding his appearance too convenient, think they can finally put away the thorn in their side. But why do so many people want a piece of the apparently normal, clean-living Angelique? And why is the mafia coming after McGill, linking his sons -- shy Dmitri and streetwise Twill -- to the escape of a sex-trafficked Belarussian girl?

As both plots career towards a thrilling finale, McGill must put his street know-how and book of lethal contacts to the test, while haunted by the reappearance of a face from his crooked past and his wife Katrina's continued infidelities.

Biographical Notes

Walter Mosley, recipient of the PEN USA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, is the author of twenty-five books, among them the bestselling EASY RAWLINS mystery series. Born in Los Angeles, he currently lives in New York.

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  • ISBN: 9780753828052
  • Publication date: 17 Mar 2011
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: W&N
Tight dialogue, noirish plots and a heavy dose of civic corruption all go in the mix with McGill the stylish, unruffled knight in shining armour. — CATHOLIC HERALD
Brilliantly written — HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER
Anothr engrossing read from Wlater Mosley, rightly regarded as one of the best American crime writers. — SOUTH WALES ARGUS
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