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  • ISBN: 0399167277
  • ISBN: 9780399167270
  • Physical Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]

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General Note: Sequel to: Out of the blues.
"A Detective Sarah Alt novel"--Cover.
Summary, etc.: "A timely and penetrating mystery about the intersection of policing, racism, and the community--set in a city at its boiling point--from an author who's been in the trenches and seen it all. A senseless act of violence. During a vigil calling for police reform, students from Spelman College, a historically black women's institution, are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah "Salt" Alt confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get away. A city in turmoil. While other detectives take the lead on the Spelman murders, Salt is tasked to investigate the case of a recently discovered decomposed body. When she combs through the missing-persons reports, it becomes clear the victim is a girl Salt took into custody two years before, and Salt feels a grave responsibility to learn the truth about how the girl died. But before she can pursue any leads, Salt is called onto emergency riot detail--in the wake of the assault on the Spelman students, Atlanta has reached the boiling point. In a city burdened by history and a community erupting in pain and anger, Salt must delve into the past for answers. A gripping and astute story about what it means to serve and protect, Old Bones solidifies Trudy Nan Boyce as an evocative, authoritative voice in crime fiction"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 December #1
    *Starred Review* Atlanta PD Detective Sarah Alt "ain't like just any cop," says a young man from the notorious projectscalled the Home. Known as "Salt," she's smart, compassionate, and dedicated to the people she serves and to her colleagues. Then she hits a bad patch. She's sent to a shrink to determine her fitness for duty; she and her colleagues are pulled off cases to do riot control after 11 Spelman coeds are shot during a night vigil; and she's warned that pursuing a particular lead in a murder case will put her career at risk. At the same time, she's trying to figure out how to make a permanent relationship work with fellow detective Bernard Wills, with two homes, three dogs, and five sheep between them, not to mention a department policy that would require one of them to transfer out of the homicide unit. In her second Detective Sarah Alt novel (after Out of the Blues, 2016), former Atlanta police officer Boyce presents a vivid, unflinching view of police work in a southern setting in which disturbing legacies can come to haunt native residents. An exceptional police procedural, with a compelling protagonist and strong moral underpinning. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Trudy Nan Boyce received her Ph.D. in community counseling before becoming a police officer for the City of Atlanta. During her more-than-thirty-year career she served as a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator, and lieutenant. Boyce retired from the police department in 2008 and still lives in Atlanta.  She was awarded both a Georgia Author of the Year Award and a Pinckley Prize for her debut, Out of the Blues.

Subject: Alt, Sarah (Fictitious character) Fiction
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Women detectives Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Police Georgia Atlanta Fiction
Atlanta (Ga.) Fiction
Drive-by shootings Fiction
African American women college students Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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