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Bluebird, Bluebird

Locke, Attica. Book - 2017 Adult Book / Fiction / Mystery / General / Locke, Attica, Mystery / Locke, Attica None on shelf 6 requests on 2 copies Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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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. A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.


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Thought-Provoking Mystery Takes on Small-Town Black-White Relations submitted by Moira A Tannenbaum on July 18, 2020, 4:25pm This mystery set in East Texas will leave you thinking about the role of police agencies in solving crimes, at the same time it teaches you a bit about the bayou landscape and the blues. It contains much discussion about microaggressions many Black people in the U.S. receive on a daily basis and the constant coping this requires. This is a very well written and "deep" read and now I'm looking to read the other words by this writer.

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New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Year Published: 2017
Description: 307 pages ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Texas Rangers -- Fiction.
African American police -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Texas, East -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Noir fiction.