Bluebird, Bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird

A Novel

Book - 2017
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*Coming soon to FX as a TV series*
"In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it." --Ann Patchett "A heartbreakingly resonant new novel about race and justice in America" -- USA Today
When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.
When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. From a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas.
Publisher: New York :, Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316363297
Characteristics: 307 pages ;,25 cm


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JessicaGma Jan 16, 2018

I saw this recommended in a Book Riot email, as it's not quite what I normally pick up, but it was a powerful read. It's a solid mystery with flawed characters, and then there's that final twist....

Dec 28, 2017

Attica Locke's murder mystery is both compelling and deeply tragic. Following a humble yet strong Texas Ranger coming to grips with complicated history, the story feels as if so much is left unanswered, even though the protagonist has quite a knack for solving the crimes. While the focus is tightly on Texas and its people, this is exactly the kind of mystery book that should appeal to most Americans.

DPLjennyp Dec 12, 2017

Solid mystery.

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