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Trudy Nan Boyce


Trudy Nan Boyce

Trudy Nan Boyce received her Ph.D. in community counseling before becoming a police officer for the City of Atlanta. During her more-than-30-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 is the author of OUT OF THE BLUES and OLD BONES.

Trudy Nan Boyce

Books by Trudy Nan Boyce

by Trudy Nan Boyce - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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. While other detectives take the lead on the Spelman murders, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt 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 a city burdened by history and a community erupting in pain and anger, Salt must delve into the past for answers.

by Trudy Nan Boyce - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

On her first day as a newly minted homicide detective, Sarah “Salt” Alt is given the cold-case murder of a blues musician whose death was originally ruled an accidental drug overdose. Now new evidence has come to light that he may have been given a hot dose intentionally. And this evidence comes from a convicted felon hoping to trade his knowledge for shortened prison time --- a man who Salt herself put behind bars. In a search that will take her into the depths of Atlanta’s buried wounds, Salt probes her way toward the truth in a case that has more at stake than she ever could have imagined.