Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Mystery) (Digital Audiobook)

By Attica Locke, JD Jackson (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 11, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/28/2018)
Hardcover (9/12/2017)
Hardcover, Large Print (9/20/2017)
Compact Disc (5/1/2018)

Description

A "heartbreakingly resonant" thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox TV show Empire. (USA Today)
*Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award for Best Novel*
*Coming soon to FX as a TV series*
"In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it." --Ann Patchett
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.



About the Author

Attica Locke is the author of Pleasantville, which won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was long-listed for the Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction; Black Water Rising, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; and The Cutting Season, a national bestseller and the winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. She was a writer and producer on the Fox drama, Empire. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.