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The Resource Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen

Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen

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Darktown : a novel
Title
Darktown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Mullen
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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It's 1948, and Atlanta has eight African American police officers -- but the new cops have limited privileges (no driving a police car, no entering police headquarters, no policing white parts of town, etc.) and face hostility from their peers as well as distrust from their community. One night while walking their beat, rookies Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith see a white man driving a car erratically with a young African American woman inside. When the woman is found dead, the men investigate, even though it could end their careers and maybe their lives. Blending history with mystery, this gritty 1st in a new series has already been optioned for TV, with Jamie Foxx set to produce. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • RUSA Reading List, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524458
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Darktown novels
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781501133862
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015041687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781501133862
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015041687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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