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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (741 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:
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The Walter Mosley and his new hero, Leonid McGill, are back in the new New York Times bestselling mystery series that's already being hailed as a classic of contemporary noir.


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-the-­skyscraper office space. Meanwhile, one of his sons seems to have found true love—but the girl has a shady past that's all of sudden threatening the whole McGill family—and his other son, the charming rogue Twilliam, is doing nothing but enabling the crisis.

Most ominously of all, Alfonse Rinaldo, the mysterious power-behind- the-throne at City Hall, the fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix—and he's come to Leonid for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down. But he won't tell McGill his motives, which doesn't quite square with the new company policy—but turning down Rinaldo is almost impossible to even contemplate.

Known to Evil delivers on all the promise of the characters and story lines introduced in The Long Fall, and then some. It careens fast and deep into gritty, glittery contemporary Manhattan, making the city pulse in a whole new way, and it firmly establishes Leonid McGill as one of the mystery world's most iconic, charismatic leading men.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by MK Brunskill-Cowen | 2/14/2014

    " Walter Mosley pens some of the most realistic characters and dialogue, and I really enjoy his Leonid McGill! This time McGill has been asked to find a young woman for a man that he can't refuse. Unfortunately, his sons have disappeared, a former "client" has been caught in a sting, and he winds up at the site of a double homicide - all at the same time. A fun mystery novel based on the gritty streets of NYC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bernard Norcott-mahany | 2/12/2014

    " Leonid McGill was described to me by someone familiar with Mosley's work as a mix of Easy Rawlins and Mouse. I'm not sure that's quite right. The McGill series is set in contemporary New York, and McGill is a man with a shady past who is trying to restore karmic balance in his life. Mouse is all impulse, and not someone concerned about karma. Rawlins doesn't have the shady past to make up for. I'd say that Rawlins is a man trying to be decent in an indecent world, where McGill is a man who had been part of the problem who is now trying to make up for the wrongs he's done. Rawlins also has a more satisfying home life, I think. McGill is in love with a woman he's not married to, and married to a woman he cares about but doesn't love. Both men have kids who are both a joy and a test, though Rawlins' kids are less of a test. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meredith | 1/27/2014

    " Another good book from Walter Mosley. I like Leonid McGill and will follow this series as I have the Easy Rawlins and Socrates Fortlow books. Good characters and an interesting plot. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Innerdiva1 | 1/23/2014

    " "Karma" was a free e-tease that was solid enough to make me want to read "Known To Evil." The plot was a little anti-climatic, but the book did a good job of introducing me to the main characters in LT's life. I might go back and read "The Long Fall," which is the first book in this new series ... I hope it or "When The Thrill Is Gone" makes me a TRUE fan of Leonid Trotter McGill because I want to love him as much as I do Easy Rawlins. No matter what though, I know I will read "All I Did Was Shoot My Man" .... How can you go wrong with a title as classic as Mouse's legendary "why'd you leave him with me Easy" line?!!! "

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