Darktown
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Series:
Darktown novels volume 1.
Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016].
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
10 sound discs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Description
2017 Audie Award Finalist for Fiction

"One incendiary image ignites the next in this highly combustible procedural...written with a ferocious passion that'll knock the wind out of you." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Fine Southern storytelling meets hard-boiled crime in a tale that connects an overlooked chapter of history to our own continuing struggles with race today." --Charles Frazier, bestselling author of Cold Mountain

"This page-turner reads like the best of James Ellroy." -- Publishers Weekly , starred review

"In the way the story is told coupled with its heightened racial context, Darktown reminded me of Walter Mosley or a George Pelecanos novel." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"High-quality...crime fiction with a nimble sense of history...quick on its feet and vividly drawn." -- Dallas Morning News

"Some books educate, some books entertain, Thomas Mullen's Darktown is the rare book that does both." -- Huffington Post

Award-winning author Thomas Mullen is a "wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers"( The Washington Post ) in this timely and provocative mystery and brilliant exploration of race, law enforcement, and justice in 1940s Atlanta.

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 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.

A vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the timely issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781442399488, 1442399481
UPC:
9781442399488

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General Note
Title from web page.
General Note
Compact discs.
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Read by Andre Holland.
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Responding from pressure on high, the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers in 1948. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers and their authority is limited: They can't arrest white suspects; they can't drive a squad car; they can't even use the police headquarters and must instead operate out of the basement of a gym. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up fatally beaten, 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 the community has put in them, and even their own safety to investigate her death. Their efforts bring them up against an old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood like his own, and Dunlow's young partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mullen, T., & Holland, A. (2016). Darktown. Unabridged. New York: Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mullen, Thomas and André. Holland. 2016. Darktown. New York: Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mullen, Thomas and André. Holland, Darktown. New York: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mullen, Thomas., and André Holland. Darktown. Unabridged. New York: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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