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Wonderful ... a superb thriller ... Locke's message of injustice is the more convincing for being conveyed with restraint - Marcel Berlins, Times

Locke evokes place brilliantly, writes tangy, fluent prose ... an expertly plotted triple whodunit. - John Dugdale, Sunday Times

Bluebird, Bluebird is absorbing and Locke's writing is beautiful ... The best crime novel of the year so far. - Paul Connolly, Metro

Elegant ... gripping. - Claire Kohda Hazelton, Observer

Cracking ... The prose is beautifully rhythmic ... Locke uses her insider knowledge of the area to really get under the skin of her characters, in the process revealing the real beating heart of rural Texan life. It's uncomfortable stuff at times, but it's brilliantly executed. - Big Issue

Memorable characters, engaging prose and a soundtrack of down-home blues make for a winning literary crime thriller. - Jeffrey Burke, Mail on Sunday

Page-turning. - Elle

Ms. Locke is a wonderful stylist, able to conjure vivid impressions with a single phrase. - Wall Street Journal

Locke is a brisk writer with a sharp eye for the subtleties of how rural white Southerners tend to act as if their little towns belong to them - and react harshly to black independence. - Washington Post

In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it. Ranger Darren Mathews is tough, honor-bound, and profoundly alive in corrupt world. I loved everything about this book. - Anne Patchett, author of Commonwealth

This is the best kind of thriller: as literate and thoughtful as it is fast-moving. Attica Locke has bags of style, and sings the blues on every page. A highlight of the year so far, and the curtain-raiser for what promises to be a compelling series. - Mick Herron, author of Slow Horses

With Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke brings freshness and vitality to a beloved form. Her storytelling touch is just so strong! From the first beautifully done scene until the finale, this is a very propulsive novel concerning old deeds that keep influencing the present, injustice and courage---a powerful and dramatic look at contemporary black life in rural America. - Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter's Bone

Attica Locke knows Texas, a place that has shaped both her characters and her life. Locke's new book, Bluebird, Bluebird, is evidence of her deep knowledge and love of her community and a deep talent for writing hype thrillers that also manage to be timely, relevant and keenly insightful. - Joe Ide, author of IQ and Righteous

Bluebird, Bluebird has the impeccable pacing, memorable characters, and deepening sense of mystery and dread we expect in the finest noir thrillers. But this is so much more. Attica Locke has written a marvelous novel. - Ron Rash, author of The Risen

Attica Locke is a must-read author who writes with power, grace, and heart, and Bluebird, Bluebird is a remarkable achievement. This is a rare novel that thrills, educates, and inspiresall at once. Don't miss it. - Michael Koryta, author of Rise the Dark

Attica Locke knows how to tell a tale, her voice so direct and crisp that the dust from the side of Highway 59 will settle on your hands as you hold Bluebird, Bluebird. Nothing comes easy in Shelby County, where the lines between right and wrong blur a little more with each heartfelt page, and love and pain live together as one under the big Texas sun. - Michael Farris Smith, author of Desperation Road and Rivers

Incisive ... Locke's superior storytelling excels in Bluebird, Bluebird as the author deftly moves the brisk plot that centres on racism as well as greed, hate and even love. - Oline Cogdill, Associated Press

Attica Locke's Bluebird, Bluebird reads like a blues song to East Texas with all its troubles over property, race, and love. Taut where it has to be to keep a murder investigation on its toes, this novel is also languid when you need to understand just what would keep a black woman or man in a place where so much troubled history lies. This novel marks Love's (and Hatred's) comings and goings amongst black and white, and all the shades between. Locke's small town murder investigation reveals what lies at the heart of America's confusion over race. - Walter Mosley, Down the River unto the Sea

This is Attica Locke's best work yet-and if you've read Pleasantville you know that's saying something. Just by her choice of protagonist (an African American Texas Ranger, tacking between two worlds as he solves a double homicide) you know Locke is a writer who makes bold choices, and whose fiction is powerfully connected to our troubled world - Ben Winters, author of Underground Airlines

A rich sense of place and relentless feeling of dread permeate Attica Locke's heartbreakingly resonant new novel about race and justice in America. ... an emotionally dense and intricately detailed thriller, roiling with conflicting emotions steeped in this nation's troubled past and present - USA Today

Attica Locke pens a poignant love letter to the lazy red-dirt roads and Piney Woods that serve as a backdrop to a noir thriller as murky as the bayous ... She is adept at crafting characters who don't easily fit the archetypes of good and evil, but exist in the thick grayness of humanness - Houston Chronicle

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The first novel in a thrilling, timely new series about the cost of justice in the American South

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 862 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail; Main edition (28 Sept. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N1349FV
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,589 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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