Blood, Ash, and Bone

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Poisoned Pen Press, 2013 - Fiction - 287 pages
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Tai Randolph doesn't want to hear about homicide. She's had enough of the dark and the dangerous, and decides some time out of Atlanta is exactly what she needs to put the recent spate of corpses behind her. It's a idyllic vision --selling her wares at the Savannah Civil War Expo, attending a few Confederate re-enactments, perhaps a little romantic rendezvousing with Trey, who has agreed to put aside the corporate security agent routine and join her for a long weekend in her hometown.   But in the South, the past is never past. It tends to rise again.   In Tai's case, it shows up as her tattooed heartbreaker of an ex-boyfriend, desperate for her help. He spins a tale of betrayal, deceit, and a stolen Civil War artifact that Tai agrees to help him recover. Suddenly, Trey's on the case too, representing a competing -- and well-moneyed -- client with eyes on the same mythical prize. As the lovers square off against each other, Tai discovers that her complicated boyfriend makes an even more intriguing adversary, revealing a ferociously competitive streak under his cool Armani exterior.   But where there's money, there's usually murder, this time involving the KKK and Tai's unapologetically unreconstructed kinfolk. As she unravels the clues to a 150-year-old mystery, she digs up secrets from her own past -- and Trey's -- forcing a confrontation with a ruthless killer, and with her own willingness to do whatever it takes to save everything that matters.

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User Review  - cblaker - LibraryThing

I picked up this mystery by Tina Whittle primarily because it takes place in Savannah. This is the third in a series by Whittle, but so far I've only read this one. The protagonist, Tai Randolph is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Tai Randolph, the cutest amateur sleuth to come along since Stephanie Plum stuck her nose in everyone's business, rouses the ire of the KKK.As she packs up souvenirs to sell at the Southeastern Civil ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Tina Whittle is a mystery writer working in Statesboro, Georgia. Her short fiction has appeared in The Savannah Literary Journal, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and Gulf Stream, which selected her story "Lost Causes and Other Reasons to Live" as the 2004 winner of their Mystery Fiction contest. She is a columnist and feature writer for The 11th Hour, a local alternative newspaper, and also works as a professional tarot reader.

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