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Midnight Atlanta

Midnight Atlanta

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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 2nd July 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9780349144191

Reviews

All the ingredients drive the story through a terrific shoot-out and surprises to an explosive climax. Genius!
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
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
Modern American literature at its most eye-opening and important and crime fiction at its compelling, excellent best
Morning Star