The vote is in and the decision has been made.
The book the Virtual Crime Book Club is reading for March 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. 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.
The meeting will be held on Monday 22nd March at 8 pm GMT (UK time zone). The zoom link will be emailed to all members of the book club. If you want to join in check out this page HERE which explains how the book club works and contains a link to join. We’d love to have you.
See you soon!