By: Thomas Mullen
Narrator: JD Jackson
Audio Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publisher: Little Brown
Publication Date: 07/02/20
Formats: Audio, Kindle, Hardcover
My Rating: 5 Stars +
Top Books of 2020 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.
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Praise for the Darktown Series
"A brilliant blending of crime, mystery, and American history. Terrific entertainment."
"Superb." —Ken Follett
"Magnificent and shocking." —Sunday Times
"Written with a ferocious passion that'll knock the wind out of you." —New York Times
About the Author
Thomas Mullen is the author of "The Last Town on Earth," which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction, "The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers," "The Revisionists," and his new novel, "Darktown." His books have been named to Year's Best lists by the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, The Onion's A.V. Club, and several others. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two sons. Read More