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Windy City Dying (Marti MacAlister #10)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  65 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Marti MacAlister, Eleanor Taylor Bland's popular African-American heroine, is forced to confront some extremely personal demons from long ago-her husband Johnny MacAlister is long-buried, but now someone from Johnny's past is back, looking for him, and Marti fears she knows who it might be.

In the meantime, her work as a suburban Chicago homicide detective has taken her bac
ebook, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Minotaur Books (first published December 1st 2002)
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Don (The Book Guy)
I hated abandoning this book and rating it so low, because I really like Bland's work and her characters, Marti and Vic. But I just couldn't take another serial revenge killer. I liked the storyline with Jose and the Ramos's, but I found myself skipping the sections with Adrian and decided it wasn't worth it. I will request the rest of her books and give them a try.
Jun 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bland is good with plot details and keeping the reader in suspense for chapter after chapter. I like Marti MacAlister. And I liked what the author did with the Latino politician character--he's viewed in different ways by different people, and one learns eventually that he isn't as slick as he first appears or as self-serving. Nicely subtle characterization.

Ms. Taylor Bland could have used a decent copyeditor or proofreader for her books; St. Martin's really did her a disservice there. In a prev
Brigid Wendover
I like police procedurals and female protagonists. Eleanor Taylor Bland has added back stories which are just my cup of tea (such as history). And Marti MacAlister and her boyfriend waited until they were married which elevates the author from 'wonderful' to 'best'.
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author is from Waukegan, IL. I have read most of the mystery novels she has written and I have enjoyed them all. They all work with the same female detective, Marti MacAlister and take me to places in this town that I live, that I will one day explore.
MB Lakin
Not the best in her series.
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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.
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