Leonid McGill

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255 ratings

The Long Fall Publisher's Summary

His name is etched on the door of his Manhattan office: LEONID McGILL , PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. It's a name that takes a little explaining, but he's used to it. "Daddy was a communist and great-great- Granddaddy was a slave master from Scotland. You know, the black man's family tree is mostly root. Whatever you see aboveground is only a hint at the real story."

Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors: McGill's an old-school P.I. working a city that's gotten fancy all around him. Fancy or not, he has always managed to get by - keep a roof over the head of his wife and kids, and still manage a little fun on the side - mostly because he's never been above taking a shady job for a quick buck. But like the city itself, McGill is turning over a new leaf, "decided to go from crooked to slightly bent."

New York City in the twenty-first century is a city full of secrets - and still a place that reacts when you know where to poke and which string to pull. That's exactly the kind of thing Leonid McGill knows how to do. As soon as The Long Fall begins, with McGill calling in old markers and greasing NYPD palms to unearth some seemingly harmless information for a high-paying client, he learns that even in this cleaned-up city, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be constantly tested.

©2009 Walter Mosley (P)2009 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Long Fall

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 253

    His name is etched on the door of his Manhattan office: LEONID McGILL , PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. It's a name that takes a little explaining, but he's used to it. Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors: McGill's an old-school P.I. working a city that's gotten fancy all around him. Fancy or not, he has always managed to get by - keep a roof over the head of his wife and kids, and still manage a little fun on the side - mostly because he's never been above taking a shady job for a quick buck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am N love!

    • By Nicole on 03-31-11

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • Known to Evil

    • A Leonid McGill Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Leonid McGill-the protagonist introduced in The Long Fall, the book that returned Walter Mosley to bestseller lists nationwide - is still fighting to stick to his reformed ways while the world around him pulls him in every other direction. He has split up with his girlfriend, Aura, because his new self won't let him leave his wife - but then Aura's new boyfriend starts angling to get Leonid kicked out of his prime, top-of-the­skyscraper office space.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mirron Willis brings a book to life

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 3

    • When the Thrill Is Gone

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    How can Leonid McGill say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No The Thrill is not Gone

    • By Nicole on 04-09-11

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 4

    • All I Did Was Shoot My Man

    • A Leonid McGill Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from Rutgers Assurance Corp., whose offices are across the street from where Zella worked. Zella didn't remember shooting Harry, but she didn't deny it either. The district attorney was inclined to call it temporary insanity - until the police found $80,000 from the Rutgers heist hidden in her storage space. For reasons of his own, Leonid McGill is convinced of Zella's innocence. But as he begins his investigation, his life begins to unravel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have fallen in love again!

    • By Nicole on 04-05-12

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 5

    • And Sometimes I Wonder About You

    • A Leonid McGill Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman, his girlfriend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait until his next book!

    • By cheyntarie on 05-15-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • And Sometimes I Wonder About You

    • A Leonid McGill Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In New York, if you have a problem no one else can solve, you call Leonid McGill. Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades in cash and favours, McGill's an old-school PI working a city that's got fancy all around him. When McGill is approached by a small-time office manager, he declines the case. He has better things to do than track down the man's long-lost cousin, who is about to inherit millions. But then McGill's office is broken into, and his potential client is found dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Smooth and Fascinating

    • By Peter on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $20.24