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Attica Locke is a writer who has worked in both film and television for over ten years. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has written movie scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros., Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and Jerry Bruckheimer films, as well as television pilots for HBO, Dreamworks and Silver Pictures. She was a fellow at the Sundance Institute's Feature Filmmaker's Lab and most recently completed an adaptation of Stephen Carter's The Emperor of Ocean Park. She is member of the Writers Guild of America, west, and is currently at work on an HBO miniseries about the civil rights movement, based on the writings of historian Taylor Branch. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
September 2024

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Guide Me Home
(Highway 59, book 3)
Series
Jay Porter
   1. Black Water Rising (2009)
   2. Pleasantville (2015)
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Highway 59
   1. Bluebird, Bluebird (2017)
   2. Heaven, My Home (2019)
   3. Guide Me Home (2024)
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Novels
   The Cutting Season (2012)
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Attica Locke recommends
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The Mayor of Maxwell Street (2024)
Avery Cunningham
"Beautifully written, The Mayor of Maxwell Street is a page-turning thrill ride through 1920s Chicago."
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Everybody Knows (2023)
Jordan Harper
"Good lord, this book is fantastic. EVERYBODY KNOWS is one of the best LA noir novels I've ever read. The writing is astonishingly good. It's a wild, honest, sharp, and suspenseful ride, full of wry observations about the nature of power and the cost of being good in a bad, bad world."
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The Darkness of Others (2022)
Cate Holahan
"The Darkness of Others is a deftly plotted, smartly observed page-turner that manages to thrill at the same time as capture the emotional chaos of the early pandemic years."

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