Keep Still

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1998 - Fiction - 240 pages
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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.
 

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The characters in this series are so strongly drawn that this is almost a cross between a police procedural and a cozy. One of the chief attractions of novels to me is good character development of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
16
Section 4
25
Section 5
30
Section 6
33
Section 7
40
Section 8
49
Section 19
133
Section 20
137
Section 21
144
Section 22
148
Section 23
155
Section 24
160
Section 25
163
Section 26
170

Section 9
57
Section 10
62
Section 11
81
Section 12
88
Section 13
96
Section 14
102
Section 15
108
Section 16
111
Section 17
117
Section 18
125
Section 27
172
Section 28
175
Section 29
187
Section 30
199
Section 31
202
Section 32
207
Section 33
211
Section 34
214
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About the author (1998)

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.