Saturday, August 14, 2010

Book Review: Dead Time

Title Dead Time (Marti MacAlister Mysteries)
Author Eleanor Taylor Bland
Rating ***1/2
Tags mystery, series, police procedural, blacks, african americans, women, marti macalister 

Eleanor Taylor Bland's first novel is the first in the Marti MacAlister series. MacAlister is a black woman policeman who is a widow. She has moved from Chicago to the Lincoln Praire, IL. A mentally-ill woman in a low-rent apartment has been murdered. Kids have been seen in the building and might be witnesses, but no one can find them.

The book is well-done for a first novel. Marti is engaging character. The plot is reasonable. I look forward to later books in the series.

Publication St. Martin's Paperbacks (2001), Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Publication date 2001
ISBN 0312977190 / 9780312977191

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