by Thomas Mullen
***Shortlisted for the 2021 CWA Gold Dagger***
Midnight Atlanta is the third in Thomas Mullen’s Darktown series. You don’t need to read the first two to follow what is going on, but it’s possible it might be best to read Darktown and Lightning Men first, both of which also blend a thriller/mystery plot with American history of the civil rights era. Midnight Atlanta is set in 1956 and the activities of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Bus Boycott loom in the background. It’s nicely done.