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read Trouble Is What I Do kindle ↠ Hardcover ð Morally ambiguous PI Leonid McGill is back and investigating crimes against society's most downtrodden in this installment of the beloved detective series from an Edgar Award winning and bestselling crime novelist Leonid McGill's spent a lifetime building up his reputation in the New YoWhen Phillip Worry comes knocking Phillip Catfish Worry is a 92 year old Mississippi bluesman who needs Leonid's help with a simple task deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a wealthy heiress and her corrupt father Unsurprisingly the opportunity to do a simple favor while shocking the prevailing elite is too much for Leonid to resist But when a famed and feared assassin puts a hit on Catfish Leonid ha I love revisiting Mosley's characters and Leonid McGill is one of my favorites Like Easy Rawlins he is a smooth character who easily navigates this dangerous world with wit and charm In this installment McGill has been tasked to carry a letter to a new bride This letter decrees her ancestry is not as pale as her Mayflower heritage suggests Sounds like a simple task for a complicated man like McGill But fans would know that if Leo had any luck it is bad luck Danger uickly finds him and threatens to thwart his endeavor Trouble Is What I Do may be a short novel but in typical Mosley fashion there is much to chew on For the book is not simply about the case at hand but rather a look at the broader issues that haunt the Black community If you are new to Mosley or McGill have no fear Trouble Is What I Do reads well as a standalone So come on in and settle down The bourbon is poured the lights are dimmed and your armchair awaits Special thanks to NetGalley Mulholland Books and Walter Mosley for advanced access to this book

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Morally ambiguous PI Leonid McGill is back and investigating crimes against society's most downtrodden in this installment of the beloved detective series from an Edgar Award winning and bestselling crime novelist Leonid McGill's spent a lifetime building up his reputation in the New York investigative scene His seemingly infallible instinct and inside knowledge of the crime world make him the ideal man to help 35 starsIn this 6th book in the 'Leonid McGill' series the private detective runs into trouble when he agrees to deliver a letter The book can be read as a standaloneLeonid McGill is a 60 year old black man who runs a detective agency in New York City Leonid's employees are his capable secretaryreceptionist Mardi and his son Twill Mardi uickly assesses visitors to the agency and uses a simple code to convey her observations to Leonid over the intercom For example when Mardi announces a caller and asks Do they have an appointment?it means they're cops; and when Mardi asks Shall I bring them back?it means they're okayAnd Twill who's Leonid's favorite child is a clever young man who scams and schemes in his spare time In some ways the apple didn't fall far from the tree because Leonid himself was a career criminal until he changed his ways In fact Leonid still has associates on the wrong side of the law like his friend Hush who lends a hand when the detective needs a tough guy on his side Leonid's newest client is 92 year old Catfish Worry an African American blues guitarist from MississippiMany years ago Catfish was the summer gardener for a rich white family and the musician got involved with the daughter of the house The girl gave birth to a baby boy called Charles Sternman and Catfish went home to his wife and children Before Catfish left though his lover gave him a letter to give their future granddaughter before she marriedCatfish's biological son Charles Sternman looks white has no idea he's biracial and is a vicious racist Now Charles' daughter Justine is about to wed and Catfish came to New York to give her the letter Unwisely Catfish approached Charles first and told him they were blood kin The horrified bigot threw Catfish out and forbid him to contact Justine under penalty of deathand he means itNow Catfish has hired Leonid McGill to deliver the letter This turns out to be a tricky business because Charles hired vicious goons to keep Catfish or anyone associated with him from approaching Justine Leonid is a clever guy though with friends in the right placesso the battle is onThe book is a thriller with Leonid's team trying to outmaneuver Charles' hitmenwho are trying to murder Catfish This leads to threats shootings abductions standoffs and so onLeonid McGill is a compelling character with an interesting past; an intimate knowledge of New York City; an unreliable wife; three beloved children; helpful friends; deadly enemies; and a taste for aged moonshine The story's other characters are also engaging especially Catfish who's a loving and empathetic man Walter Mosley has a deft hand with description and brings the city and its inhabitants to vivid life I enjoyed the book and recommend it to fans of thrillersYou can follow my reviews at

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Trouble Is What I DoS no choice but to confront the ghost of his own felonious past Working to protect his client and his own family Leonid must reach the heiress on the eve of her wedding before her powerful father kills those who hold their family's secret Joined by a team of young and tough aspiring investigators Leonid must gain the trust of wary socialites outsmart vengeful thugs and above all serve the truth no matter the cos A thrifty novel just 166 pages but filled with the usual Mosley charm wit wisdom and humor Yes I know it’s hard to believe that one can pack drama tension intrigue and riff on racism privilege and family in those too few pages But Mosley shows up as the master he is and works magicLeonid McGill simply has to deliver a letter But fans of McGill know nothing is ever “simple” with McGill and this letter though brief is far from simple It has life altering information and that makes it dangerous and explosive One man wants to suppress this information even though he is unfamiliar with the contents but extremely familiar with the person trying to act in spaces where he doesn’t belong McGill gets involved at the reuest of an old man nicknamed Catfish and he gets right to work the novel speeds along as uickly as McGill‘s mind and the only disappointment about the denouement is it arrived too soon A one sitting read that should be done that way to maximize enjoyment Very well done and has a lot to say subtly about family secrets and privilege perceptions A thrill for sure ♥️♠️♦️♣️ Thank you to Mulholland books for gifting me the book Book is out February 25 set your calendar