The stunning third novel in the award-nominated, critically acclaimed Darktown series sees a newspaper editor murdered against the backdrop of Rosa Parks' protest and Martin Luther King Jnr's emergence
Midnight Atlanta is the stunning new novel in the award-nominated, critically acclaimed Darktown series, and sees a newspaper editor murdered against the backdrop of Rosa Parks' protest and Martin Luther King Jnr's emergence.
When Arthur Bishop, editor of Atlanta's leading black newspaper, is killed in his office, cop-turned-journalist Tommy Smith finds himself in the crosshairs of the racist cops he's been trying to avoid. To clear his name, he needs to learn more about the dangerous story Bishop had been working on.
Meanwhile, Smith's ex-partner Lucius Boggs and white sergeant Joe McInnis - the only white cop in the black precinct - find themselves caught between meddling federal agents, racist detectives, and Communist activists as they try to solve the murder.
With a young Rev. Martin Luther King Jnr making headlines of his own, and tensions in the city growing, Boggs and Smith find themselves back on the same side in a hunt for the truth that will put them both at risk.
PRAISE FOR THE DARKTOWN SERIES
'A brilliant blending of crime, mystery, and American history. Terrific entertainment'
'Magnificent and shocking'
'Written with a ferocious passion that'll knock the wind out of you'
New York Times
Mullen blends the classic ingredients of det-fic noir with a well-researched and searing portrayal of pre-civil rights racial division. Magnificent and shocking - Sunday Times
From the very first page of Darktown, I was stunned, mesmerized, and instantly a huge fan of Tom Mullen - Attica Locke
A brilliant blending of crime, mystery, and American history. Terrific entertainment - Stephen King
Written with a ferocious passion that'll knock the wind out of you - New York Times
Thomas Mullen is the internationally bestselling author of five previous novels, including Darktown, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and nominated for two CWA Dagger awards, and Lightning Men, which was named one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of 2017 by The New York Times. His debut, The Last Town on Earth, was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction. He lives near Atlanta, GA, with his wife and sons.