Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 7:00 PM
The Marianna Room at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
A determined reporter and a reluctant FBI agent face off against fascist elements in this gripping historical thriller set in World War II-era Boston.
At the February edition of Writers at the Wrecking Bar, A Cappella Books is delighted to welcome acclaimed Atlanta-based author Thomas Mullen to celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated new novel, "The Rumor Game." Mullen will appear in conversation with the New York Times bestselling author of "Monuments Men," Bret Witter.
Held upstairs in the Marianna Room of the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Writers at the Wrecking Bar hosts a cash bar with signature cocktails inspired by the books, starting at 7 p.m. The author conversation and book signing follow at 7:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the venue.
Presented in partnership with Stuckey's.
About the Book
Reporter Anne Lemire writes the Rumor Clinic, a newspaper column that disproves the many harmful rumors floating around town, some of them spread by Axis spies and others just gossip mixed with fear and ignorance. Tired of chasing silly rumors about Rosie Riveters' safety on the job, she wants to write about something bigger.
Special Agent Devon Mulvey, one of the few Catholics at the FBI, spends his weekdays preventing industrial sabotage and his Sundays spying on clerics with suspect loyalties—and he spends his evenings wooing the many lonely women whose husbands are off at war.
When Anne's story about Nazi propaganda intersects with Devon's investigation into the death of a factory worker, the two are led down a dangerous trail of espionage, organized crime, and domestic fascism—one that implicates their own tangled pasts and threatens to engulf the city in violence.
With vibrant historical atmosphere and a riveting mystery that illuminates still-timely issues about disinformation and power, Thomas Mullen delivers another powerful thriller.
About the Author
Thomas Mullen is the internationally bestselling author of eight novels, including "Darktown," an NPR Best Book, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, and the Indies Choice Book Award, and was nominated for or won prizes in France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The follow-up, "Lightning Men," was named one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of 2017 by The New York Times and was shortlisted for a CWA Dagger Award. His debut, "The Last Town on Earth," was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction.
About the Conversation Partner
Bret Witter has co-authored eight New York Times bestsellers, including the #1 bestsellers "Dewey" and "The Monuments Men." His books have been translated into over 25 languages and sold more than four million copies worldwide. His latest book is "I See You, Survivor," with Liz Ianelli.
About Writers at the Wrecking Bar
A Cappella Books presents Writers at the Wrecking Bar, a series of live author interview events showcasing some of the country's freshest voices in literary and contemporary fiction, held at our neighborhood brewpub. Each program includes writers in conversation with an arbiter of Atlanta's book scene, giving the audience a chance to experience and participate in the Q&A and get a signed copy of the book.