Expert Pick: “Darkdown” by Thomas Mullen
Reviewed by Margaret Terwey, BAM Senior Buyer
Darktown is a riveting crime novel that blends police procedural with racial tension in pre-civil rights movement Atlanta. In 1948 the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers. Amid deep hostility in the department, two black cops investigate the mysterious murder of a black woman. Thomas Mullen’s gripping prose brings to life this dark era in the American south.
Margaret Terwey is a Senior Buyer at Books-A-Million and our book buyer specializing in Fiction, New Age, Poetry.
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