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Midnight Atlanta (Darktown)

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.

PRAISE FOR THE DARKTOWN SERIES

'A brilliant blending of crime, mystery, and American history. Terrific entertainment'
Stephen King

'Superb'
Ken Follett

'Magnificent and shocking'
Sunday Times

'Written with a ferocious passion that'll knock the wind out of you'
New York Times

Thomas Mullen is the internationally bestselling author of five previous novels, including Darktown, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles TimesBook Prize and nominated for two CWA Dagger awards, and Lightning Men, which was named one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of 2017 by The New York Times. His debut, The Last Town on Earth, was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Todayand was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction. He lives near Atlanta, GA, with his wife and sons.

ISBN: 9781408713105

ISBN-10: 9781408713105

Publisher: Little, Brown UK

Publication Date: 08/24/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/24/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 400

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

Fiction / African American / Mystery & Detective

Fiction / Literary