The Resource Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen

Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen

Label
Darktown : a novel
Title
Darktown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Mullen
Title variation
Dark town
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 black 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"--Amazon.com
Member of
Summary
Hired resentfully into the Atlanta Police Department of 1948, war veterans Lucious Boggs and Tommy Smith confront deep hostility from their white peers and are significantly limited in their ability to do their jobs before confronting a corrupt officer who complicates their investigation into the murder of a black woman
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524458
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mullen, Thomas
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Darktown novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American police
  • Police corruption
  • Race relations
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Georgia
Target audience
adult
Label
Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781501133879
Lccn
2015041687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)928481255
Label
Darktown : a novel, Thomas Mullen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781501133879
Lccn
2015041687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)928481255

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