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Darktown

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

 
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book (nominee)
In the tradition of our most acclaimed suspense writers, the author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in Atlanta, a ripped-from-the-headlines depiction of a world on the cusp of great change involving race relations, city politics, and police corruption.

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Fiction

Responding to pressure from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers. It's a victory of sorts, though the newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers, and their authority is limited: They can't arrest a suspect unless a white officer is present; they can't drive squad cars; they can't even enter the station through the front door.

When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man with connections to the APD turns up fatally beaten, no one seems to care except for Lucius and Boggs, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds, who risk their jobs, the trust the community has put in them, and even their own safety to investigate her death. When their efforts stall, they have to work alongside fellow officers who include the old-school cop Dunlow and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines.

Set in the postwar, pre-civil rights South, and evoking the socially resonant and morally complex crime novels of Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, and Walter Mosley, Darktown is a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

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)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Darktown: A Novel (1) (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)
Publisher: Abacus
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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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