Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Bluebird, Bluebird, Paperback / softback Book

Bluebird, Bluebird Paperback / softback

Part of the Highway 59 by Attica Locke series

Paperback / softback


WINNER OF THE CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARDWINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL'Thoughtful, piercing storytelling with the power to transport' - FINANCIAL TIMES'An expertly plotted triple whodunit' - SUNDAY TIMESSouthern fables usually go the other way around.

A white woman is killed or harmed in some way, real or imagined, and then, like the moon follows the sun, a black man ends up dead. But when it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger working the backwoods towns of Highway 59, knows all too well.

Deeply ambivalent about his home state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could.

Until duty called him home. So when allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he is drawn to a case in the small town of Lark, where two dead bodies washed up in the bayou.

First a black lawyer from Chicago and then, three days later, a local white woman, and it's 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 winning literary thriller' - MAIL ON SUNDAY'America's most interesting crime writer' - DAILY TELEGRAPH


Other Formats

Save 13%



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Also in the Highway 59 by Attica Locke series