Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Walter Mosley's Leonid McGill Series

A year ago, acclaimed author Walter Mosley released Known to Evil, the second installment in his Leonid McGill series. As a fan of all things noir - or at the very least "noir-esque" (i.e. film, comics, video games, and yes, books) - I was quickly drawn in by Mosley's hardboiled literary style. The consummate noir hero, protagonist/private dick McGill toes the line between justice and his seedy underworld backdrop, all while exuding cynicism, romanticism, and laconic wit. One year later, Leonid McGrill returns in When the Thrill Is Gone, Mosley's latest volume in the series, in stores today.

Recommended to Hip Hop Is Readers.