Marti MacAlister is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction novels by American author Eleanor Taylor Bland. Marti MacAlister is a black police detective, a widow, and a mother of two. She has moved from Chicago to the small town of Lincoln Prairie, Illinois.

Eleanor Taylor Bland debuted her Marti MacAlister character in 1992 with the novel Dead Time. Below is a list of Eleanor Taylor Bland’s Marti MacAlister books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Marti MacAlister Books

Dead Time(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slow Burn(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gone Quiet(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Done Wrong(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Keep Still(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
See No Evil(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tell No Tales(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scream in Silence(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whispers in the Dark(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Windy City Dying(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Remains(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cold and Silent Dying(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dark and Deadly Deception(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Marti MacAlister Synopsis: Dead Time is the first Marti MacAlister novel by Eleanor Taylor Bland. Black, widowed, and mother of two, police detective Marti MacAlister has relocated from Chicago to Lincoln Prairie, Illinois, only to be confronted with small-town attitudes and a partner who’s not sure women belong in homicide. But Matthew “Vik” Jessenovik’s old-fashioned thinking is far less compelling a problem than a brutal murder at the Cramer Hotel, home to the elderly, poor, and mentally ill. When Marti and Vik discover that two abandoned children might have seen the killer, the case becomes even more urgent as Marti must use all of her street smarts to find a killer who is desperate to eliminate any possible witnesses to the crime – even if it’s two innocent homeless kids…

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