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Darktown

a novel

by Thomas Mullen

  • 369 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Race relations,
  • FICTION,
  • Mystery & Detective,
  • Police Procedural,
  • African American police,
  • Social conditions,
  • African American,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas Mullen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3613.U447 D37 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination371 pages ;
    Number of Pages371
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26413633M
    ISBN 101501133861, 150113387X, 1501133888
    ISBN 109781501133862, 9781501133879, 9781501133886
    LC Control Number2015041687
    OCLC/WorldCa928481255

    Darktown A Novel (eBook): Mullen, Thomas: One incendiary image ignites the next in this highly combustible procedural written with a ferocious passion that'll knock the wind out of you. -- The New York Times Book Review Fine Southern storytelling meets hard-boiled crime in a tale that connects an overlooked chapter of history to our own continuing struggles with race today. Darktown proves to be an uncomfortable read at times. Set in post WWII Atlanta, it unabashedly puts racism front and center in the South The mystery surrounding the death of the young black woman makes for a gripping tale with many twists and turns novel boldly displays the corruption and power wielded by white cops and politicians.

      Darktown (Book): Mullen, Thomas: Baker & TaylorHired by the Atlanta Police Department in , Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith confront deep hostility from their white peers before confronting a corrupt officer who complicates their investigation into the murder of a black & TaylorHired resentfully into the Atlanta Police Department of , war veterans Lucious Boggs and . From Mark Greaney, the New York Times best-selling author of Mission Critical and a coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes another high-stakes thriller featuring the world's most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man. While on a mission to Croatia, Court Gentry uncovers a human trafficking operation. The trail leads from the Balkans all the way back to Hollywood.

      Darktown A Novel (Book): Mullen, Thomas: Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers: they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters.   Darktown is a relentlessly gripping, highly intelligent crime novel set in Atlanta in , a city rife with corruption, racism and violence, perfect for readers of Attica Locke's Black Water Rising and James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential. Read more. Customers who bought this item also bought /5().


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Darktown is an excellent book that works at many levels. At heart, it's a crime novel, but beyond that, it has a great deal to say about the time and place in which the story plays out.

Set in Atlanta shortly after World War II, the book opens just after the city government has forced the police department to hire its first eight black officers.4/5. “Some books educate, some books entertain, Thomas Mullen’s Darktown is the rare book that does both.” — Huffington Post Award-winning author Thomas Mullen is a “wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers”(The Washington Post) in this timely and provocative mystery and brilliant exploration of race, law /5().

“Some books educate, some books entertain, Thomas Mullen’s Darktown is the rare book that does both.” — Huffington Post Award-winning author Thomas Mullen is a “wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers”(The Washington Post) in this timely and provocative mystery and brilliant exploration of race, law Released on: J Darktown is a story about a lot of things.

On the surface, in its most simplest form, it's a mystery novel about a woman who was killed and the police investigation that followed. However, Thomas Mullen's latest book is much, much more than just a crime novel.

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A pair of rookie black cops in Atlanta uncover political corruption and conspiracy when they stumble on to a murder case. What looks like a routine investigation of reckless driving becomes thorny when the driver turns out to be a white former Atlanta cop and the young black woman in the car with him turns up murdered a few nights later.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. 'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen Ineight African-American men joined Atlanta's police force.

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Let’s stand back and watch a white cop open an investigation in a black neighborhood in Atlanta, circa As Thomas Mullen describes it in DARKTOWN (37. Darktown was an African-American neighborhood in Atlanta, stretched from Peachtree Street and Collins Street (now Courtland Street), past Butler Ave.

(now Jesse Hill Jr. Ave.) to Jackson Street. It referred to the blocks above Auburn Avenue in what is now Downtown Atlanta and the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Darktown was characterized in the s as a "hell-hole of squalor City districts and neighborhoods: Bedford Pine. Thomas Mullen is the author of The Lightning Men, Darktown, and The Last Town on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of by USA was also awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction for The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers and The works have been named to Year’s Best lists by The Chicago Tribune and USA /5(27).

Darktown is a relentlessly gripping, highly intelligent crime novel set in Atlanta infollowing the city's first black police force investigating a brutal murder against all the odds. 'A brilliant blending of crime, mystery, and American history.

Terrific entertainment' Stephen King /5(). Darktown. The award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in Atlanta, exploring a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels ripped from today's headlines.

Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith.

Buy a cheap copy of Darktown book by Thomas Mullen. Free shipping over $ Skip to content. Search Button. Categories Collectibles Movies & TV Blog Share to Facebook. Share to Pinterest. Share to Twitter. ISBN: X. ISBN Darktown (Book #1 in the Darktown. "Darktown" is a clever story that provides powerful history and a good mystery and police procedural.

This is a book I would love to see as a movie. 14 people found this helpful. Darktown A Novel (Book): Mullen, Thomas: "Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith.

The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers: they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters.

Darktown, by Thomas Mullen (Little, Brown, £) is set in Atlanta, Georgia, which, inis a place where black lives don’t matter – at least, not to the white police. Thomas Mullen is the author of Darktown, an NPR Best Book of the Year, which has been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, the Indies Choice Book Award, has been nominated for two Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards, and is being developed for television by Sony Pictures with executive producer Jamie Foxx; The Last Town on Earth, which 4/5(6K).

“Some books educate, some books entertain, Thomas Mullen’s Darktown is the rare book that does both.” — Huffington Post Award-winning author Thomas Mullen is a “wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers”(The Washington Post) in this timely and provocative mystery and brilliant exploration of race, law /5(19).Racism, corruption simmer in Atlanta-based ‘Darktown’ the thuggish Lionel Dunlow, the book’s racist oaf, and Dennis Rakestraw, a former UGA student who speaks fluent German and served as.