WhoDunnits: “Bluebird, Bluebird”
January 2, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
This month’s book is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. 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. 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.
WhoDunnits is a discussion group devoted to mysteries of all kinds and meets the first Tuesday of every month.