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Keep Still

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Keep Still

By Eleanor Taylor Bland

St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312961725, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1998

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Description
Crime veteran Marti MacAlister has put her husband's killer in jail and her heart on hold while she juggles life with two teenagers and eighteen-hour days as the only black woman cop in a Chicago suburb.
In a summer of drugs, gangs, guns, and weirdos, two new homicides seem unrelated-a lonely old woman's fall down her basement steps casts suspicion on her bickering heirs and an ex-teacher drowns in a motel pool with no one to mourn her.
Then a collection of newspaper clippings and an eruption of brutal murders propel Marti back seven years to an abused child's disappearance-and into a fierce need to pull the threads together. Slowly, skillfully, she draws closer a killer out to bury a family horror only Marti can lay to rest.


About the Author
Eleanor Taylor Bland is the author of four previous Marti MacAlister mysteries: "Done Wrong, Gone Quiet, Slow Burn, "and "Dead Time. "She lives in Waukegan, Illinois.


Praise For Keep Still

"Marti MacAlister is a most welcome addition to crime fiction." --Sara Paretsky

"MacAlister is the real deal." --Chicago Tribune

"Pulls no punches...a stellar installment in an excellent series." --Booklist

"A deftly written, cleverly plotted joy to read." --Washington Times

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