Eleanor Taylor Bland

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General Information

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Name: Eleanor Taylor Bland

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Mystery

Born: 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died: June 2, 2010 in Waukegan, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Eleanor Bland lived in Waukegan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bland has been referred to as "the most prolific among African-American female mystery writers". She was one of the first African-American women to break into suspense fiction. Her popular Marti MacAlister series of books address serious issues: racism, alcoholism, elder issues, child abuse and homelessness. She also edited, Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors in 2004.

Published Works

  • Dead Time, St. Martin's Press, 1992
  • Slow Burn, St. Martin`s Press, 1993
  • Gone Quiet, St. Martin`s Press, 1994
  • Done Wrong, St. Martin`s Press, 1995
  • Keep Still, St. Martin`s Press, 1996
  • See No Evil, St. Martin`s Press, 1998
  • Tell No Tales, St. Martin`s Press, 1999
  • Scream in Silence, St. Martin`s Press, 2000
  • Whispers in the Dark, St. Martin`s Press, 2001
  • Windy City Dying, St. Martin`s Press, 2002
  • Fatal Remains, St. Martin`s Press, 2003
  • A Cold and Silent Dying, Minatour, 2004
  • Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors, Berkley Trade, 2005
  • A Dark and Deadly Deception, St. Martins Minatour, 2005

Titles at Your Library

Dead Time (Marti MacAlister Mysteries)

ISBN: 0312977190
Release Date: 2001-05-15

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Gone Quiet

ISBN: 0451182677
Release Date: 1995-05-01

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Done Wrong (Marti MacAlister Mysteries)

ISBN: 0312957947
Release Date: 1996-05-15

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Keep Still (Marti MacAlister Mysteries)

ISBN: 0312961723
Release Date: 1998-02-15

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Windy City Dying: A Marti MacAlister Mystery

ISBN: 0312320485
Release Date: 2003-11-01

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Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors

ISBN: 0425200140
Release Date: 2005-01-04

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A Dark and Deadly Deception (Marti Macalister Mysteries)

ISBN: 031232667X
Release Date: 2005-11-29

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Literary Awards

Eleanor Taylor Bland has received the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and The Chester A. Himes Mystery Fiction Award.

External Links

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