Darktown

Darktown by Thomas Mullen is set in Atlanta in 1948. Atlanta has just appointed its first black police officers to patrol the black ghettos within the city. The murder of a young black woman looks like being ignored and covered up by the all white detectives until two black officers start asking questions.

I loved this, it is charged with racial tension, historic detail and a plot that you don’t want to put down. It’s well written builds to a superb climax and I can’t recommend it enough. If you like hard boiled crime, read this. I’m looking forward to reading more by Mullen

4.5/5 (because nothing is perfect)

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