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Whispers in the Dark (Marti MacAlister #9)

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A fine rain was falling as Detective Marti MacAlister made her way through the tall grass to the wooded area where the arm had been found. It was cool for early September, and the rain, little more than a mist, felt cold. Marti stared at the hand. The fingers were curled in a beckoning gesture.

Eleanor Taylor Bland's popular African-American heroine, homicide detective Mart
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 9th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 2001)
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Jan 27, 2009 Ruth rated it it was ok
Shelves: mysteries, series
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Dec 17, 2009 Angie rated it it was ok
this had two different plot lines going at once, pretty much unrelated. as one must have been the secondary plotline, it failed in that. the primary one--the police proceedural for body parts--got wrapped up way too suddenly, too smoothly. the secondary plotline almost might have made a better story on its own.
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Feb 04, 2011 Kae Cheatham rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Well written, although a few editing glitches. Good descriptions of place and environ, both urban and rural. Another example of the importance of personal development with the protagonist. Used several POVs, but those elements were well handled.
Jan 27, 2014 Sandy rated it liked it
Actually a well written, well plotted book. Added this book to my collection while I was working. Probably paid .30 when it was a dotted book. Pleasantly surprised. Fast moving ending although it did get bogged down in the middle.
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another good mystery with marti. this one actually comes before "a cold and silent dying," with many of the same characters. i enjoyed the suspense of the hurricane.
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I LOVED IT!! Even Tho It Started Out Slow I Was So Deeply Into It After Sharon Eloped.
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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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