Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 7:00 PM
Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave, Atlanta GA 30307
A Cappella Books is proud to present Writers @ The Wrecking Bar, a monthly fiction series at our neighborhood brewpub, The Wrecking Bar.
Join us and mingle with other fans of contemporary fiction each month, check out the Wrecking Bar's own unique beer selection, wine and specially crafted cocktails, enjoy complimentary snacks, and meet and engage with some of today's most celebrated novelists and short story writers.
Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7PM, with the author conversation starting at 7:30PM.
“Writes with a ferocious passion that’ll knock the wind out of you.” —The New York Times, on Darktown
“Reads like the best of James Ellroy.” —Publishers Weekly(starred review), on Darktown
“Mullen is a wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers.” —The Washington Post, on Darktown
From the acclaimed author of The Last Town on Earth comes the gripping follow-up to Darktown, a “combustible procedural that will knock the wind out of you” (The New York Times).
Officer Denny Rakestraw and “Negro Officers” Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It’s 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including Smith’s sister, begin moving into formerly all-white neighborhoods. When Rake’s brother-in-law launches a scheme to rally the Ku Klux Klan to “save” their neighborhood, his efforts spiral out of control, forcing Rake to choose between loyalty to family or the law.
Across town, Boggs and Smith try to shut down the supply of white lightning and drugs into their territory, finding themselves up against more powerful foes than they’d expected. Battling corrupt cops and ex-cons, Nazi brown shirts and rogue Klansmen, the officers are drawn closer to the fires that threaten to consume the city once again.
With echoes of Walter Mosley and Dennis Lehane, Mullen demonstrates in Lightning Men why he’s celebrated for writing crime fiction “with a nimble sense of history...quick on its feet and vividly drawn" (Dallas Morning News).
ABOUT THE EVENT
On Tuesday, September 12 at 7PM, Thomas Mullen will discuss his latest mystery, Lightning Men, with Willoughby Mariano, crime reporter for the AJC, at The Wrecking Bar. After their conversation and a Q&A session with the audience, Mullen will sign copies.
This event is free and open to the public.
A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event.
If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.