Slow Burn by Eleanor Taylor Bland
A Marti Macalister Mystery

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Detective Marti MacAlister, a former Chicago cop who has moved with her children to Lincoln Prairie, Illinois, returns to investigate a chain of murders involving insurance scams, anti-abortion demonstrators, and an untalkative populace.
 

About Eleanor Taylor Bland

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Eleanor Taylor Bland was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 31, 1944. She married a sailor when she was fourteen years old. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting and education from Southern Illinois University in 1981. She worked as an accountant at Abbot Laboratories until her retirement in 1999. In the early 1970s, she was diagnosed with Gardner syndrome and fought several bouts with cancer over the years. Her first novel, Dead Time, was published in 1992. She wrote the Marti MacAlister Mystery series. During her career, she received a Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award and a Chester Himes Mystery Fiction Award. She died on June 2, 2010 at the age of 65.
 
Published August 1, 1993 by St. Martin's Press. 212 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The remains of a burned-out medical clinic yield the bodies of the Latino receptionist and an unidentified pregnant 12-year-old as Bland ( Dead Time ) begins the second mystery to feature black woman cop Marti MacAlister.

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