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Eleanor Taylor Bland

USA flag (1944 - 2010)

Eleanor Taylor Bland, married a sailor whose final tour of duty was at the Great Lakes Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois. The family then decided to remain in the area. In 1981, Bland earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and education from Southern Illinois University and worked at Abbott Laboratories until 1999. She has two sons, several grandchildren, and currently lives in Waukegan. In the early seventies, Bland was diagnosed with cancer and given two years to live. Her philosophy “Live in the Present” has served her well these past thirty years.Bland has written twelve mysteries with African American Marti MacAlister as her tough streetwise cop who lives in a suburb about thirty miles north of Chicago with her two children.

Genres: Mystery
Anthologies edited
Eleanor Taylor Bland recommends
Do or Die (2000)
(Mali Anderson, book 4)
Grace F Edwards
"Grace is a gifted writer who has mastered her craft. This is the best crime fiction about Harlem since Chester Himes."

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