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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (604 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Mirron Willis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Leonid McGill Mysteries Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781101538494
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In the latest and most surprising novel in the bestselling Leonid McGill series, Leonid finds himself caught between his sins of the past and an all-too-vivid present.

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. His wife is drinking more than she should. His oldest son has dropped out of college and moved in with an ex-prostitute. His youngest son is working for him and trying to stay within the law. And his father, whom he thought was long dead, has turned up under an alias.

A gripping story of murder, greed, and retribution, All I Did Was Shoot My Man is also the poignant tale of one man's attempt to stay connected to his family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best in the series to date…Complex, satisfying.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Like the city he works in, and the Mosley books he inhabits, Leonid McGill is complicated, savvy, and full of surprises: a would-be champ who can’t win for losing, a fighter who can never be counted out.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Mosley…is in fine form in his fourth McGill mystery, a complicated tale of atonement and family.”

    Washington Post

  • “A big city never looks the same once you’ve walked its streets with a hard-boiled private eye. Preferably someone as perceptive and thoughtful as Leonid McGill…[He] doesn’t so much walk the city as case it for danger. Keeping pace with him is as much an education as an adventure.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/19/2014

    " Mosley is a master of pacing, atmosphere and dialogue. I like Leonid, with all his flaws. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 2/17/2014

    " I have read The Fortunate Son by Mosley, but this story is written differently. This belongs to the Leonid McGill series set in New York about t an ex boxer turned detective. Leonid McGill has led a fast life by working on the fringes of the law. In this story, he aids a young woman that framed for a heist. Mosley seems very conscious of race and social status. Every character is defined by skin tone. All races intermingle with little dissention. Class structure and race structure seem obsolete. This outlook reeks of simplicity. Many parts of the narrative hint at the detective novels of the 1930's, a little like the film noir mysteries with Robert Mitchum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoyed the book but there were just so many characters that I had a difficult time keeping up with them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amma Boakye | 2/12/2014

    " Maybe its me but this was the worst book ever. The author was all over the place as was the main character. I didnt enjoy anything about this book and frankly felt like I wasted my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 2/12/2014

    " One of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith Baine | 2/3/2014

    " It was a good read. Mosley rarely disappoints. If you've read the other Leonid McGill books, you'll like to see the progression to figuring out his father's whereabouts and the relationship with his family. I liked it and can't wait for the next book. This one was a bit of a cliffhanger in many ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamika | 2/3/2014

    " I only enjoyed the first 50 pages. Disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monty | 1/29/2014

    " Oh, yes, another great book by Walter Mosley. The Leonid McGill mystery series should be read in order, so don't read this one if you haven't read the others. Start with The Long Fall. On the one hand, I find these books difficult to read mainly because there are so many characters and plot diversions that I can't keep tract--I keep forgetting to keep a cheat sheet in front of me as I read. I just love the feel of the main character and how he negotiates his personal and professional lives (they actually mix) with all of his imperfection and adroitness. I have read many of Mosleys books and consider him to be one of my favorite authors. Sometimes his subtlty hits you over the head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 1/25/2014

    " This latest episode in the Leonid McGill series moves fast. Leonid finds himself worried about his wife Katrina, his mistress Aura, and Zella, the woman he sent to jail 8 years before by planting false evidence implicating her in a major theft. So he is busy trying to solve this 43 million dollar heist before everyone associated with it is killed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne Moch | 1/16/2014

    " Another interesting book featuring a character you can't decide to like or dislike. Is Leonid a good guy or a bad guy? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Gebhart | 1/5/2014

    " This is the second novel I've read by Walter Mosley and I have to say that while there are similarities in style, I really appreciate how different this was from Killing Johnny Fry. The first few chapters had me a touch nervous, but This ended up being a very nice contrast for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danita | 12/29/2013

    " I love Walter Mosley's books, this book had a good story and interesting characters, I didn't like the main character though, he seemed to be really self absorbed and kinda selfish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 12/17/2013

    " This is another good Leonid McGill mystery. Walter Mosley specializes in deeply flawed heroes, guilty for their sins and trying to redeem themselves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard Boyer | 11/11/2013

    " did not like this book too much "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scout | 11/11/2013

    " Having read and enjoyed so many of Mosley's novels, I found this one disappointing. Not much depth here. I think that Mosley is going the way of so many successful writers and banking on his name instead of his talent to sell books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al McFadyen | 10/3/2013

    " Love Mosely - the writing is undemanding, but hits you ebery so oaften with complex ideas, unusually placed and expressed, especially about race. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desiree | 8/2/2013

    " I wish Mr. Mosley would move the center in regards to his female characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun Ryan | 6/21/2013

    " Mosley doesn't write about crime, he writes about people. Some live on the fringes of society, and some at its heart, and they often dwell in the same human shadows. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 8/8/2012

    " One of this best work's . Leonid Mcgill is up there with Easy Rollins for sure . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/4/2012

    " the bloke has yet to write a bad book...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 3/28/2012

    " Pretty good, but I never connected with Leonid the way I did with Easy, Mouse or Ptolomy. Since his stories are becoming more contemporary as they go along, I'm guessing his next series is going to focus on Leonid's son, looking forward to that. "

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About the Author
Author Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series, including the national bestsellers Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown; the Fearless Jones series, including Fearless Jones, Fear Itself, and Fear of the Dark; the novels Blue Light and RL’s Dream; and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and Walkin’ the Dog. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Mirron Willis—actor of film, stage, and television—is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2012 and a finalist for the Audie in 2015, as well as the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theatre, among others. He has recorded some 150 audiobooks, including the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott and My Song by Harry Belafonte. He resides and records audiobooks on his family’s historic ranch in East Texas.