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In 'Shoot My Man,' Mosley Tells Tale of Atonement

In All I Did Was Shoot My Man best-selling author Walter Mosley takes readers back into the world of private investigator Leonid McGill. The novel is Mosley's third thriller featuring the New York City PI and this time, he's wrapped up with the case of a woman named Zella Grisham.

Grisham has just served eight years on a 16-year prison term for grand larceny. Though McGill played a key role in her arrest, he is convinced that Grisham is innocent. The novel follows McGill's journey to atone for his corrupt past, as he helps Grisham get her life back on track.

Mosley talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden about crafting his latest crime hero, his crime-writing career and what his novels say about society.

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