by Thomas Mullen
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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“A brilliant mix of crime, mystery, and American historyGreat Entertainment ” by Stephen King Darktown is a hard-hitting gripping, highly intelligent crime novel set in Atlanta in 1948, following the first police force black man investigating a brutal murder against and against all of us.” Beautiful and troubling” Sunday Times Atlanta, 1948.In this town, all the crimes, black and white,On one side of the railway are the rich, white neighborhoods; on the other, Darktown, the African Americans of the area guarded by the city’s first black police force of only eight men.These cops are kept near helpless by the authorities: they can not arrest white suspects; they cannot drive a patrol car; they must operate from a shabby basement.When a poor black woman is killed in Darktown being last seen in a car with a rich white man, nobody seems to care, except for Boggs and Smith, black two cops from extremely different backgrounds.Pressure from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the confidence of their communities and even their lives to investigate his death.Their efforts to bring against a brutal old-school, cop, Dunlow, who has long-term Darktown as his own ground – but Dunlow’s young idealistic partner, Rakestraw, is a young progressive who can be willing to make allies through colored lines.Soon to be one of the leading TV series from Jamie Foxx and Sony Pictures Television
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