Trouble Is What I Do

Narrated by: Dion Graham
Series: Leonid McGill, Book 6
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
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Publisher's Summary

Morally ambiguous P.I. 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 best-selling 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 when 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 has 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 cost.
 

©2020 Walter Mosley (P)2020 Mulholland Books

Critic Reviews

"Watching McGill coolly deploy the physical and intellectual skills he'd acquired in his previous life as an underworld "fixer" provides the principal pleasure of this installment, along with Mosley's own way of making prose sound like a tender, funny blues ballad...Mosley delivers enough good stuff to let you know a master's at work." (Kirkus)

"Great stuff... The vibrant characters and pulsating dialogue are primo Mosley." (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review)

"Spieled in a powerful, streamlined voice, this wrenching American noir will stick with readers long after the final page." (Booklist)

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MOSLEY IS THE BEST

Walter Mosley is the best. I love his writing..layers and layers in his characters and plot.
(history,social.political.insightful reality and amazing.
Mosley takes writing to another level.
I did not want the book to end. (I always want more).Thank you.

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Walter Mosley

Updated version of a detective series with a dangerous back story. love the story.

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Superb

The wait was certainly worth it. Now I'm back where I started... waiting on Mr. Mosley's next book in this series.

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Love the book but....

Love the book, as I do with most Walter Mosley’s books,but this was a little short for me. By the time the story was heating up it was over. Maybe should have been a short story and I would have bought it rather than use a credit on it.

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AWESOME! again My Brother!

This was NEVER going to fail....Not for me. Walter and this character is like succor for my Fictional reader and writer's soul. Thank you for that fulfillment. On to his other books! I just can't get enough and have to pace myself.

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Trouble is what I do

Audio did not work called twice for service no results
Will not use the service again

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Hoe does Walter Mosley think this is ok?

i can not believe I Paid for this...3hrs...that's all
the story was mediocre at best prior to this book I considered Mosley my favorite author I have read both of his detective series I have read Johnny Frye and a few of his other single books and this is the absolute garbage bin of Audiobooks...


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Another winner, Walter Mosley is my favorite!

I loved the book. If anything, it was too short. It ended to quick for me.

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Listening to a different voice change of characters

The story was awesome as always however the voice of the story teller completely changed the image of all the characters.

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Not bad ...not his best.

Shortest Mosley book I've listened to...
There were a lot things left out that could have made it better.

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