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Professional time traveler. Keeping it real by making stuff up, most recently DARKTOWN, LIGHTNING MEN, and MIDNIGHT ATLANTA.

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One of the best and most important magazine stories I’ve read in a while, by @AlecMacGillis https://t.co/s1qNsnpFYq
7/31
2020
I do a lot of work in digital design and I assure you there is no "Enlarge Nose" button you can accidentally click… https://t.co/oRfhjJQvVr
7/29
2020
Now more than ever, the one thing that unites Americans is bad hair.
7/24
2020
@pronounced_ing Yeah my family is 5 episodes away from crossing that Rubicon. @StevenJV No but I’ll check it out!Amazing to see the State of Oregon is giving $50M to arts and culture from Cares Act funds Imagine what the same w… https://t.co/RX6kM3u19e
Retweeted by Thomas MullenOh man, as if I didn't already love writing bank robbery scenes, now there's this twist: https://t.co/UlnQ6hs4X9Dennis Perry is going home today! @GaInnocence https://t.co/m6aBGYbRe3
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7/23
2020
@wmariano @Harvard @niemanfdn Congrats! That's awesome. Well deserved.
7/22
2020
@michele_norris @37INKBOOKS @simonschuster @RossGail Congrats! You and Dawn will be a great team. I look forward to reading it!UPDATE: This sucks even worse than it did TWO+ MONTHS AGO. https://t.co/HXvwiVIIyi
7/21
2020
@aceatkins These are the only acceptable answers too, and they’re spot on.Yet another reminder that "states' rights," in the American political lexicon, does not entail principled support f… https://t.co/u11Ot5Quwv
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7/20
2020
This will be only the second summer of my life that I don’t spend at least some time in Rhode Island. Missing my fa… https://t.co/XwtcTXspis
7/19
2020
I highly recommend squirt gun fights. @cdleaden Thank you!It was an honor to have John Lewis as my representative. What a man, what a life.
7/18
2020
2 months after that movie came out, I started at an all-male Catholic prep school, so gender-role-wise (and politic… https://t.co/H4fFBYmAicOverall, despite being dated, it held up. But it’s weird to be confronted with your long-ago vision of male heroism… https://t.co/pPzcht0frPI loved the plot as a teenager; watching it today I could see how it’s basically set pieces stitched together. Very… https://t.co/0Qz67FArM9Al Powell is a magical Negro character, alas. Hurts to say because I loved that character so much. At least he’s a… https://t.co/Bf0Nq4DOkgWhy the hell is their company Christmas party on Christmas Eve? Who would do that? And all the guys are wearing sui… https://t.co/ww0vpIU6anThe gender roles were bad. (Not a single female cop, seriously?) If they shot that movie today, at least one of the… https://t.co/GQNOaUKx6xThe “Holly McClane” line at the end is awful and kills what had been a fairly decent characterization of a guy havi… https://t.co/DU01xQgyb8Having to explain to my son that this movie was pre-9/11 and occurred at a time when Americans didn’t really think… https://t.co/yH13OdmL9xI miss Alan Rickman. Hans is on the Mt Rushmore of movie villains. /7Bonnie Bedelia’s hair, oh my God. Perms were every bit as bad as mullets. /6The ‘80s politics bleed through in the fact that some of the “villains” include the media (a TV reporter) and “gove… https://t.co/CGmyNfCg2CWatching w/ my son, it was impossible not to see all those big automatic rifles and not think of school shootings a… https://t.co/2N81o9vOh1Today, though, he seems overly macho. The NY tough guy act wears thin. I’m glad my son has goofballs like Paul Rudd… https://t.co/AuKBnspJcPI can’t deny how influential it was to me as a teenager. Me and my brothers watched it a million times. Its brand o… https://t.co/NzGU0UFJPHRecently watched DIE HARD with my elder son, who’s now the same age I was when I first saw it. I LOVED that movie s… https://t.co/BqDSyaTm9z @michael_f_smith @littlebrown @noexitpress @Trident_Media Whoa! That's impressive, man. Do you ever sleep?So Kemp is a supposedly “small government” and “local control” Republican yet he’s decreeing that local leaders can… https://t.co/7wX2CFoFkeMeanwhile here in Georgia we have a governor who is actively banning mayors from requiring masks. Like banning life… https://t.co/wxQuNPAu5X
7/16
2020
@aceatkins @Variety @PutnamBooks Yes! Congrats, man. I've long thought it'd be a great show. @lordporkchop thanks very much!So proud to have @DanaCanedy join the Simon & Schuster family as the senior vice president and publisher of… https://t.co/LkyZZO3h6R
Retweeted by Thomas MullenStanding desk, Day Two. My feet hurt more than my neck, so, that's progress?
7/15
2020
@brfaucette yes, US paperback will be out in the springTonight, I introduce my son to DIE HARD. (He's the age I was when it came out.) I am so, so excited.
7/14
2020
Here's the mighty @MrMarkSanderso1's July crime picks. Praise for @MarkBillingham (book of the month) @Mullenwriteshttps://t.co/xEpXGm9s2N
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7/9
2020
@aceatkins @RickSteves Vicarious travel is the best we can get right now! It’s a balm for the soul. @sternbergh apologies for the missed oxford comma but things are weird here @sternbergh Some of us in Georgia have sacrificed and sacrificed for four months and we're now in a far less safe s… https://t.co/kXDvdvQiMw @Prof_Suddler @HeleneFontanaud Battle also had a "cameo" in the amazing Hooded Justice episode of HBO's Watchmen la… https://t.co/alrA3QLQf9the literary fiction types will shit on us as usual but crime fiction will save the book shops that sell their stuf… https://t.co/GCfx0En3sU
Retweeted by Thomas MullenNow he's trying to kill our kids. @DanImmergluck for historical crime: Philip Kerr's series in Nazi Germany Abir Mukherjee's colonial India series Ad… https://t.co/zM96EL3ZSA @radiomukhers Quick, revise the bio to "international award-winning author" etc etc !Things keeping me sane(ish): -My wife and kids -Running -Long walks -Great books -Extremely complicated board games… https://t.co/MNkrCR0u0f @_SaidTheKat Thanks! @ArnoldWaxwing Thanks very much!
7/8
2020
@meganeabbott First we con ourselves. And if we do it well enough, we might just con other people too.Thank you for bringing your amazing talents to the story, @coolcaptivity ! https://t.co/IMOXVLsX2t @JeffEisenband 86 years pass. @ucfdg97 Thanks! Currently hardcovers are UK only. Though I'm seeing them on Amazon, to maybe not? Paperbacks will… https://t.co/kT5g0pUa6eNo matter what version or language people read it in, I hope people have half as much fun reading it as I did writing it. 5/5MIDNIGHT ATLANTA is out now in the UK. In the US, the book is out in audio and e-versions; it’ll be out in paperbac… https://t.co/yZK8HdX1dFIn late ’55-’56, Tommy Smith, former cop and now a crime reporter for a Black newspaper, investigates the murder of… https://t.co/9gZ1nIbtqNMIDNIGHT ATLANTA is the 3rd book in the saga that started with DARKTOWN, following Atlanta’s segregated police forc… https://t.co/X8GuTcxBxaThese are weird times to publish a book. But one of the things keeping me going lately is reading books, so if you… https://t.co/aaY9QtWNHo
7/7
2020
If Fauci and Dem governors reminded people that public urination is illegal, a large percentage of GOPers would sta… https://t.co/Q7XxxBUMGq
7/5
2020
@REDROMINA Husband goes to wife’s company’s holiday party.
7/4
2020
Hey @ajc - Stop running mug shots all over your web site. You're better than that.
7/2
2020
@1JessWalter Congrats!
6/30
2020
I’m tipping my cap to the Negro Leagues and all those who made it possible for me to play the game I love. Join u… https://t.co/TMIZT1QyNf
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6/29
2020
somebody tell Brian Kemp that COVID-19 lives in Fulton and wants to vote so he’ll actually try to stop it https://t.co/ENUJR5ijhY
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6/27
2020
@anthonynsmith Thanks for asking. Unfortunately there won’t be a US hardcover edition; next month US readers can ge… https://t.co/OA2SKof6rc
6/25
2020
@CharlesFinch Sean Spicer.We know there's a lot going on right now -- but it's so important that this doesn't get lost in the shuffle. Propos… https://t.co/DufCesDw1T
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6/24
2020
@LocPressedBooks Thank you!
6/21
2020
Proud of my adopted home town for this. Let’s take ‘em all down. https://t.co/PPfkDZHFbY
6/20
2020
Georgians- please take action now to save our public defender system from crushing budget cuts! https://t.co/xkyBZY17y8
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6/19
2020
@likaluca Yes! My favorite crime novels are the ones that interrogate the questions of state power, inequality, and… https://t.co/KVUgPYhvcO
6/18
2020
I know everyone's getting their nonfiction on right now (which is good!) but don't sleep on some great fiction too.… https://t.co/C3aXupaAWx
6/17
2020
As someone who's spent much of the last decade writing about race and police in the Jim Crow era, it is beyond depr… https://t.co/B2CLoerAeL
6/15
2020
.@jasonpinter, @thrillerwriters and you all raised over $10,000 for this. If you are a black crime fiction writer… https://t.co/ZiY2UG8D1c
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6/14
2020
@jeffvandermeer Great cover for an excellent book! @osayiendolyn @AmistadBooks @HarperCollins Congratulations!!!
6/11
2020
@likaluca AMERICAN SPY by Lauren Wilkerson.Really dug AMERICAN SPY by @thrillkinson . Espionage, history, race & more. From the opening paragraph, which menti… https://t.co/TfTgpqZ8L0Thanks so much, Attica! Love your books as well. https://t.co/AeWzUK4Y04
6/10
2020
Lines were short in affluent, predominantly white Decatur. The long lines and nonfunctional machines in ATL are by… https://t.co/WX5ZyntsHlAnd here's @thomaswheatley making lemonade out of some serious #votersuppression lemons in ATL: https://t.co/toaDQyecINIncreasing the number of published black mystery writers is such a passion of mine so I'm super happy @jasonpinterhttps://t.co/WqZ1F1xmFa
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6/9
2020
@stephycha @alex_segura @LauraMLippman @RachelHowzell Congrats, all!
6/8
2020
Just an observation from someone who grew up in a country where the military patrolled the streets every day: When… https://t.co/WGbeSH4zFa
Retweeted by Thomas Mullen“You’re gonna lose some of your audience!” Maybe so, but I get to keep ALL of my SOUL
Retweeted by Thomas MullenSTOP ARRESTING AND DETAINING JOURNALISTS. My God, I cannot believe this needs to be said in America. https://t.co/h74aDfCNxm @alex_segura Amen. Anyone who has a problem with that statement... has serious problems, period. Well done, MWA.
6/3
2020
.@vanitaguptaCR, who ran DOJ’s Civil Rights Division under Obama details what a “just Justice Department” would be… https://t.co/ieMDQkdKkV
Retweeted by Thomas MullenCops arrested my colleague @AlyssaNo_L today while she was doing her job covering the Atlanta protests for @ajc It’… https://t.co/iXfeUrikQD
Retweeted by Thomas MullenReminder: the debate at the core of all of this is anti-racist protesters saying police commit acts of violence wit… https://t.co/jwQvHUdEjF
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6/2
2020
Some great books that explain how we got here: JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander… https://t.co/G2moE0Llc2There is actually some good news today: https://t.co/pdDQgAeQ5HAnyone who says protests will somehow aid Trump a la Nixon in '68 misses a key point. Nixon wasn't president in '68… https://t.co/wXCCqtR86B
6/1
2020
Whew, folks on here clearly need to read up on the long history of how the FBI and other counterintelligence groups… https://t.co/8bV2r7xXPk
Retweeted by Thomas MullenGod, we’ve been at this a long time. Thank you @KillerMike and @KeishaBottoms for your strong and powerful words la… https://t.co/d2dlea9458
Retweeted by Thomas MullenPowerful stuff from @KillerMike last night: https://t.co/MSC04bbmVm
5/30
2020

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