The welcome return of Leonid McGill, Walter Mosley's NYC-based private eye, his East Coast foil to his immortal L.A.-based detective Easy Rawlins. As the Boston Globe raved, "A poignantly real character, [McGill is] not only the newest of the great fictional detectives, but also an incisive and insightful commentator on the American scene."
 

     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. And his son, Twill, has been spending a lot of time out of the office with his own case, helping a young thief named Fortune and his girlfriend, Liza.
     Meanwhile, Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to track down the whereabouts of his cousin, Celia, who is about to inherit millions of dollars from her father's side of the family. Leonid declines the case, but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found dead, he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia's wealthy old-money family. It's up to Leonid to save who he can and incriminate the guilty; all while helping his son finish his own investigation; locating his own father; reconciling (whatever that means) with his wife and girlfriend; and attending the wedding of Gordo, his oldest friend.
Praise for Walter Mosley and And Sometimes I Wonder About You:

“Exhilarating. . . . Vivid characters and bracing, rat-a-tat prose.” —The Seattle Times

“Why the devotion? To begin with, McGill is one of the most humane (and likable) P.I.s in the business. . . . With Mosley, there’s always the surprise factor—a cutting image or a bracing line of dialogue.” —The New York Times Book Review

“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.” —The Wall Street Journal 

“The crime novels of Walter Mosley are first and foremost crackling good stories, full of mystery, suspense, and prose like good soul food: hearty, stick-to-your-ribs sentences with a spicy aftertaste.” —The Washington Post
 
“If you didn’t know any better, you’d think it was Mosley, not McGill, who’s the former boxer—the way he bobs and weaves from chapter to chapter, sidestepping deadly blows and delivering his own devastating combinations. . . . There’s no one who can touch him.” —The Toledo Blade

“Outstanding. . . . Mosley’s sharp ear for dialogue and talent for sketching memorable characters are much in evidence in this installment, further deepening his complex lead.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Delivered with Mosley’s celebrated poetic style and genius for wrapping fascinating, quirky characters in complex cons. . . . [This] series deserves serious attention from all fans of mainstream hard-boiled detective fiction.” —Booklist (starred review)

“When it comes to great books, here’s an easy rule of thumb: Never miss Mosley. . . . Leonid McGill should be appreciated.” —BookPage

“No-one alive writes like Mosley. He is a multi-talented man of letters, but is unique in that he weaves poetry into every page. . . . This is Mosley at his best, with not one word wasted, and a story which will leave you with much to think about.” —Crime Fiction Lover