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Walter Mosley to write 3 novels for Riverhead Books

Hello, Leonid McGill.

Mystery writer Walter Mosley has agreed to write three novels for Riverhead Books, two of which will feature McGill, a sleuth based in New York City. Mosley first used him in the short story "Karma."

"I've long thought of Walter Mosley as one of the great American writers," Riverhead executive editor Sean McDonald said in a statement Monday. "His work is consistently provocative and exciting, delivered with a style and power that is uniquely his own."

Mosley, 55, is best known for "Devil in the Blue Dress," "Black Betty" and other novels in his Rawlins series. His last book featuring the Los Angeles private eye, "Blonde Faith," was published this fall by Little, Brown and Company.