This was my first time reading a Walter Mosley title. The Long Fall was alright, Leonid McGill is a likable enough character. I believed him as a detective in New York City, I just felt that there were too many minor characters. I liked the fact that Walter Mosley showed different aspects of Leonid's life and how he balanced his nuances of other people's problems and solves them all including the cases he's actually paid to take care of for better worse. It's about a 60% chance that I would read another title from the series only to find out of it gets any better. Not horrible but not great either.