Keep Still (Marti MacAlister Mysteries)
by Eleanor Taylor Bland
Publication Date: Feb 15, 1998
List Price: Unavailable
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Imprint: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
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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.