All I Did Was Shoot My Man

All I Did Was Shoot My Man

Book - 2012
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Penguin Putnam

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 exprostitute. 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.



Baker & Taylor
A latest entry in the best-selling series that includes When the Thrill Is Gone finds Leonid McGill caught between his indiscretions of the past and a life-threatening, all-too-vivid present.

Baker
& Taylor

When Zella Grisham is accused of both shooting her boyfriend and stealing more than six million dollars from the Rutgers Assurance Corp., Leonid McGill investigates, while his own family life begins to unravel around him.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781594488245
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MOS
Characteristics: 326 p. ;,24 cm.

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Norman C. Smith
May 18, 2013

I found this book to be weaker than others by Mosley. The motivation of the main actors seems weak to me, and over-all the book is less engaging that what I expected. On the other hand, Mosley remains a good writer and this book is still better than a lot of others out there. So, my conclusion: read it if you are a fan of Walter Mosley, but if you haven't read any of his books so far, try out the ones set in LA first.

GManBruce Apr 22, 2012

Once again, Leonid McGill offers us a deeply passaged look into his personal world of NYC, his family travails and the ins and outs of those needing help from their troubles and themselves. I love this guy and I love how Mr. Mosley shares him with us.

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dannnn
Mar 17, 2012

Not his best but good as always from Mosley

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jimg2000
Feb 27, 2012

Page turner in Mosley's usual New York City urban black prose with his usual mix of family crisis when he tried to do amend to one of his past victim.

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