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The Resource Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen

Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen

Label
Darktown : a novel
Title
Darktown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Mullen
Title variation
Dark town
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in 1948 Atlanta, exploring a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels ripped from today's headlines. Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers; they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world?́?a world on the cusp of great change. Set in the postwar, pre-civil rights South, and evoking the socially resonant and morally complex crime novels of Dennis Lehane and Walter Mosley, Darktown is a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the timely issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice" --from Amazon
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Summary
Hired resentfully into the Atlanta Police Department of 1948, war veterans Lucious Boggs and Tommy Smith confront deep hostility from their white peers and are significantly limited in their ability to do their jobs before confronting a corrupt officer who complicates their investigation into the murder of a black woman
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
  • RUSA Reading List, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524458
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mullen, Thomas
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Darktown novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American police
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • Police corruption
  • Murder
  • Race relations
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Georgia
Target audience
general
Label
Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Illustrations on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria hardcover edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781501133862
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928481255
Label
Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen
Publication
Note
Illustrations on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria hardcover edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781501133862
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928481255

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