Imagine a detective novel written with all the modern criticisms of policing while also casting its protagonist, Darren Matthews, as a unapologetically black, Texas Ranger determined to use his badge to counteract racism in America. In Attica Locke's Bluebird Bluebird, she not only manages to create unique characters, but she also crafts a beautifully written mystery that is attentive to social issues and extremely exciting down to the very last page. Ranger Matthews is a combination of Longmire's true grit plus Luther's uncanny ability to suss out the puzzle that makes a murder so intriguing. Are you a part-time gumshoe? Well then, this book is for you!