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Darktown

(2016)
(The first book in the Darktown series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book (nominee)
'A brilliant blending of crime, mystery, and American history. Terrific entertainment'
Stephen King


Darktown is a relentlessly gripping, highly intelligent crime novel set in Atlanta in 1948, following the city's first black police force investigating a brutal murder against all the odds.

'Crime fiction that melds an intense plot with fully realized characters'
Daily Mail

Atlanta, 1948. In this city, all crime is black and white.

On one side of the tracks are the rich, white neighbourhoods; on the other, Darktown, the African-American area guarded by the city's first black police force of only eight men. These cops are kept near-powerless by the authorities: they can't arrest white suspects; they can't drive a squad car; they must operate out of a dingy basement.

When a poor black woman is killed in Darktown having been last seen in a car with a rich white man, no one seems to care except for Boggs and Smith, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds. Pressured from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the trust of their community and even their own lives to investigate her death.

Their efforts bring them up against a brutal old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run Darktown as his own turf - but Dunlow's idealistic young partner, Rakestraw, is a young progressive who may be willing to make allies across colour lines . . .

Soon to be a major TV series from Jamie Foxx and Sony Pictures Television.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Darktown (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4104-9377-6 / 978-1-4104-9377-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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September 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 0-349-14205-X / 978-0-349-14205-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Darktown: A Novel (The Darktown Series)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-5011-3386-1 / 978-1-5011-3386-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: 37 Ink
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4328-4059-2 / 978-1-4328-4059-4 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Darktown: A Novel (The Darktown Series)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-5011-3387-X / 978-1-5011-3387-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: 37 Ink
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 0-349-14207-6 / 978-0-349-14207-4 (UK edition)
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 0-349-14206-8 / 978-0-349-14206-7 (UK edition)
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-5011-5154-1 / 978-1-5011-5154-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4450-6056-6 / 978-1-4450-6056-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Darktown: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4423-9948-1 / 978-1-4423-9948-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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September 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Darktown: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Darktown: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Darktown
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Darktown: A Novel (The Darktown Series Book 1)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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