Author Bland's Book
A Cold and Silent Dying
St Martin's, Dec 2004, 23.95, 272 pp.
With a change in administration Lincoln Prairie homicide detective Marti McAllister reports to Lieutenant Gail Nicholson. This situation neither woman likes because the lieutenant wants to be the only African-American in the department and Marti because she put too many years into being a police officer to deal with petty garbage. Lt. Nicholson is recording every move Marti makes waiting unt...
St. Martin's, Dec 2003
Lincoln Prairie, Illinois police detectives Marti MacAlister and Vik Jessenovik investigate the death of an apprentice archaeologist on the property of Josiah Smith. The deceased was working on a dig to prove that nothing of value was on this segment of the Smith property because the elderly Josiah planned to sell the land to a developer. However, instead of cooperation from Josiah and his family, the oct...
Scream in Silence
A vacant house burns to the ground. A bomb goes off in a mailbox near an airport. Are the two crimes related? What could the motives behind them possibly be? These questions plague detective Marti MacAlister and her partner Matthew “Vik” Jessenovik. Then a body is found beneath the rubble of the house, raising even more questions. It's up to Marti and Vik to find out the answers.
Investigation turns up a handful of incomprehensible and seemingly...
Whispers In The Dark
St. Martin's, Nov 2001, 23.95, 304 pp.
Marti Macallister and her partner Matthew “Vik” Sessenovik are homicide detectives in the greater Chicago area. Due to a rare lull in active investigations, Marti and Vik decide to check into a recently found defrosting arm and three other arms in the freezer of the morgue. During a forensic examination, they determine the age and sex and that at least two people were somehow involved i...
Windy City Dying
St. Martin's, Dec 2002, 24.95, 320 pp.
Prairie Hills homicide detective Marti MacAlister doesn't pay any attention to the notice saying that Adrian Quinn is being released on parole because she doesn't know the felon as it was her dead husband Johnny who was one of the arresting officers. Johnny never spoke about the case to her. Marti has made a very big mistake not paying any attention to that notice because Adrian plans to ta...