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|Date & Time:||
Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School|
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Milton Branch Library
Meeting Room C
855 Mayfield Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009-3035
|Cost:||All programs are free and open to the public.|
|Description:||Join us as we welcome the 2007 James Fenimore Cooper prize award winning author Thomas Mullen as he discusses his novels Darktown, and Lightning Men.
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 arent allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters.
"LIGHTNING MEN proves the promise: Thomas Mullen is writing the most compelling new series in crime fiction. This is an extraordinarily talented writer working at the top of his game -- each character, plot thread, scene, and sentence is a carefully crafted gem. LIGHTNING MEN and DARKTOWN are must-read novels." (Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author )
Mullen again brilliantly combines a suspenseful plot with a searing look at a racist [1950s] South. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
It deserves a place on every suspense readers list. (Library Journal, Starred Review)
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