Scott interviews Thomas Mullen, author-to-author. Mullen just released the novel DARKTOWN, based on the true story of the first-ever black policemen in Atlanta in 1948. Imagine being a cop and you can’t arrest white people, can’t enter a precinct because the white cops might riot, and can’t even drive a squad car.
The novel involves four major characters, two black, two white. The four must combine to solve the murder of a black woman.
In this interview, we dive into:
- Mullen’s research into Atlanta and the racism early black cops faced.
- DARKTOWN being optioned for a TV series by Jamie Foxx.
- How a white writer approaches the telling of this story.
- You win major awards … then what? Lessons learned in his first decade as a published novelist.
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