Trouble Is What I Do by Walter Mosley is a very straightforward detective novel. At 160 pages, it is mostly economical in its storytelling. Trouble Is What I Do is a satisfying book but not one that will stand out in the Walter Mosley collection.
Walter Mosley regular Leonid McGill is a private investigator. He is hired by a Mississippi bluesman to deliver an important letter to the daughter of a racist millionaire on the eve of her wedding. The millionaire hires goons to make sure that does not happen.
The weak point in this detective novel is Leonid McGill is not the most interesting character. That honor goes to a hitman called Eckles who has a cache of moonshine dating to prohibition days.
Touble Is What I Do is a perfect read for someone new to Mosley or on a trip or vacation somewhere. It is good enough to make you want to explore more books by the same author.
Trouble Is What I Do
A Leonid McGill mystery
Mulholland Books 2020
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