Eleanor Taylor Bland
Born: 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died: June 2, 2010 in Waukegan, Illinois Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Eleanor Bland lived in Waukegan. Biography: 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.
- Eleanor Taylor Bland has received the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and The Chester A. Himes Mystery Fiction Award.
|A cold and silent dying
ISBN: 9781429980623 OCLC: 829392288 St. Martin's Minotaur, New York : 2011. Tolerating an overly critical boss who believes her successes are more luck than hard work, Marti MacAlister risks her job by investigating the suspicious death of a homeless woman, believing that a serial killer may have been responsible.
|A cold and silent dying /
ISBN: 0312326653 OCLC: 55600684 St. Martin's Minotaur, New York : ©2004. Tolerating an overly critical boss who believes her successes are more luck than hard work, Marti MacAlister risks her job by investigating the suspicious death of a homeless woman, believing that a serial killer may have been responsible.
|A dark and deadly deception
ISBN: 9781429901703 OCLC: 829025647 St. Martin's Minotaur, New York : 2005. The murder of one of the stars of a movie filming on location in Lincoln Prairie draws Chicago detective Marti MacAlister into an investigation that leads to the discovery of the skeletal remains of another gunshot victim.
|A dark and deadly deception /
ISBN: 031232667X OCLC: 61123175 The murder of one of the stars of a movie filming on location in Lincoln Prairie draws Chicago detective Marti MacAlister into an investigation that leads to the discovery of the skeletal remains of another gunshot victim.
|Dead time /
ISBN: 0312977190 OCLC: 46830542 St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York : 2001.
|Done wrong /
ISBN: 0312957947 OCLC: 34698212 St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York : 1996, ©1995. In Chicago, a black woman detective starts her own probe into the death, three years earlier, of her policeman husband who was said to have committed suicide. The husband was a narcotics officer. A tale of police corruption by the author of Dead time.
ISBN: 9781466840263 OCLC: 861509984 When Marti MacAlister and her partner Matthew Vik Jessenovik respond to a report of skeletal remains found on a wooded piece of land, the pair has no idea it's just the first indication of a convoluted case of murder and conspiracy dating back hundreds of years. The skeleton turns out to be quite a mystery in itself, leading Native American groups and historians specializing in the Underground Railroad to flock to the sit.
|Fatal remains /
ISBN: 0312300972 OCLC: 52341797 St. Martin's Minotaur, New York : 2003. Investigating a skeleton believed to be linked to the Underground Railroad, Marti MacAlister becomes increasingly disturbed by present-day accidents and mysterious deaths that local residents swear are being caused by a vengeful ghost.
|Gone quiet /
ISBN: 0451182677 OCLC: 32522431 Signet Book, New York : ©1994.
ISBN: 0783819315 OCLC: 35103104 G.K. Hall, Thorndike, Me. : 1996. When an old woman dies after falling down her basement stairs, the coroner proves she was pushed, and suspicion centers on her two grown sons. A few days later, another woman is found dead in a motel pool. Although her death doesn't have the marks of a random murder, Marti and her partner, Jessenovik, have little to work with: the woman, a former teacher, left few possessions and no family behind. Through careful digging and help from unexpected sources, Marti and Vik discover a connection between the teacher and an abused young girl who disappeared eight years ago. The girl was never found, and Marti suspects that her troubled family knows more about the disappearance - and both of the recent murders - than they can admit. But as Marti works to coax important clues from people closest to the victims, the secrets she learns may drive a desperate killer to strike again.
|Keep still /
ISBN: 0312961723 OCLC: 38490161 St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York, N.Y. : 1998, ©1996. A novel on child abuse featuring lady detective Marti McAllister of Lincoln Prairie, Illinois, investigating the murders of a teacher and a social worker. The cases have links to the disappearance of a girl, victim of abuse at the hands of her father.
|Scream in silence
ISBN: 0312203780 OCLC: 42771420 St. Martin's Minotaur, New York : ©2000. Marti and her partner Vik Jessenovik investigate one arson case after another in Lincoln Prairie, Illinois, pleased that there are no victims until they find the body of Virginia McCroft.
|See no evil /
ISBN: 0312968183 OCLC: 40484423 St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York : 1999. On the shore of Lake Michigan, policewoman Marti MacAlister, a widow with two children, investigates the murder of a young woman, unaware she herself is the target of a killer. By the author of Keep Still.
|Shades of Black :
ISBN: 0425194027 OCLC: 53144506 Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2004. Presents a collection of crime and mystery stories by such authors as Chris Benson, Evelyn Coleman, Walter Mosely, Hugh Holton, and Penny Mickelbury.
|Slow burn /
ISBN: 0451179447 OCLC: 30726921 Signet, New York, N.Y. : 1994, ©1993.
|Tell no tales
ISBN: 0312200676 OCLC: 40218751 St. Martin's Press, New York : 1999. In Lincoln Prairie, Illinois, black policewoman Marti MacAlister investigates the murder of a black woman--dead for some thirty years--whose body is discovered in an abandoned movie theater. Shortly after, the theater's owner is murdered and MacAlister finds a connection. By the author of See No Evil.
|Tell no tales /
ISBN: 0312971133 OCLC: 43671747 St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York : 2000. In Lincoln Prairie, Illinois, black policewoman Marti MacAlister investigates the murder of a black woman--dead for some thirty years--whose body is discovered in an abandoned movie theater. Shortly after, the theater's owner is murdered and MacAlister finds a connection.
|Whispers in the dark
ISBN: 9781466858176 OCLC: 864822410 Marti MacAlister, and her partner, Mathew Jessenovik, are assigned a most unusual case--all that's left of the unfortunate murder victim is an arm. Their investigation into this murder and dismemberment leads them into the exclusive and secretive history of the artistic community in Lincoln Prairie, Illinois.--Jacket.
|Whispers in the dark /
ISBN: 0312307330 OCLC: 51102098 St. Martin's Minotaur, New York : 2002.
|Windy City dying /
ISBN: 0312320485 OCLC: 49821235 St. Martin's Minotaur, New York : 2002. Marti MacAlister's work with troubled kids is complicated when a dangerous person from her late husband's past comes looking for him and places both Marti and the children in serious peril.