35th out of 113 books — 24 voters
A Cold and Silent Dying (Marti MacAlister #12)
Lincoln Prairie Homicide Detective Marti MacAlister does not get along with her new boss. Lieutenant Gail Nicholson disapproves of what she calls Marti's sloppy work habits, and regards her success as a fluke rather than the result of hard work and skill. Marti thinks the woman just may be feeling overly competitive with her, as one of the only other women on the job, and...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by St. Martin's Minotaur
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The plot involving a serial killer with a personal motive was pretty chilling. I found the subplot involving MacAlister and her new boss and the politics of race and gender in a traditionally white-male-dominated profession fairly interesting if not too subtle.
Eleanor Taylor Bland was an African American writer of crime fiction. She was the creator of Lincoln Prairie, Illinois (based on Waukegan, Illinois) police detective Marti McAllister.More about Eleanor Taylor Bland...