Trudy Nan Boyce, the author of Out of the Blues, served for more than thirty years in the Atlanta Police Department, and her knowledge of police procedure shows in this debut novel revolving around a female detective.
Sarah “Salt” Alt, a newly-promoted homicide detective in the Atlanta Police Department, gets assigned a ten year old cold case on her first day on the job. The death of Mike Anderson, a blues musician, was initially filed as an accidental suicide. However, when new testimony comes to light, there is reason to believe that the overdose wasn’t accidental. Unfortunately, the new testimony comes from someone way too close to home for Salt.