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Lightning Men

Thomas Mullen’s sequel to 2015’s Darktown sees Negro officers Boggs and Smith back on the beat in Atlanta’s black quarter, battling petty criminals even as they battle the racism and hatred of their colleagues. Local Klan members are doing their best to keep African Americans…
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NagaiSayonara: Top five books of 2017

Without getting too political, it’s no surprise that the issues of racism and terror featured highly in crime fiction this year. On the other hand, the kind of noir that eschews the global to focus on the personal had another strong year, and this approach…
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Lightning Men

Written by Thoman Mullen — Given the current state of politics in the US and elsewhere, it’s no surprise that race features heavily in some of the recent big crime fiction releases. We loved Thomas Mullen’s  Darktown so much that it made not one but two…
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The race is on

On the Radar — Troubling as it may be, race is high up on the political agenda at the moment. Crime authors, being perceptive and instinctively focused on justice, are not sitting on the fence. This week our lead books present what looks like two…
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