Midnight Atlanta - Darktown (Paperback)
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Midnight Atlanta - Darktown (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 11/02/2021
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Waterstones Says

Superbly bringing to life the tinderbox of 1950’s Atlanta, the latest in the Darktown series unites unlikely allies in the hunt for a murderer amidst a seething hotbed of civil unrest, institutional corruption and bitter personal enmity.

Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2021

Midnight Atlanta is the stunning new novel in the award-nominated, critically acclaimed Darktown series, and sees a newspaper editor murdered against the backdrop of Rosa Parks' protest and Martin Luther King Jnr's emergence.

Atlanta, 1956.

When Arthur Bishop, editor of Atlanta's leading black newspaper, is killed in his office, cop-turned-journalist Tommy Smith finds himself in the crosshairs of the racist cops he's been trying to avoid. To clear his name, he needs to learn more about the dangerous story Bishop had been working on.

Meanwhile, Smith's ex-partner Lucius Boggs and white sergeant Joe McInnis - the only white cop in the black precinct - find themselves caught between meddling federal agents, racist detectives, and Communist activists as they try to solve the murder.

With a young Rev. Martin Luther King Jnr making headlines of his own, and tensions in the city growing, Boggs and Smith find themselves back on the same side in a hunt for the truth that will put them both at risk.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349144207
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Thomas Mullen writes the opposite of escapist fiction: his thrillers force the reader to confront the realities of "skewed" Southern justice, police brutality, civic corruption and mind-boggling racial prejudice . . . Mullen is "an expert button-pusher". His heartfelt, heavy-hitting, feel-bad fiction makes your blood boil - The Times

An exemplary and compelling series . . . Enlightening and admirable - Crime Time

All the ingredients drive the story through a terrific shoot-out and surprises to an explosive climax. Genius! - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Modern American literature at its most eye-opening and important and crime fiction at its compelling, excellent best - Morning Star

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