Darker than Any Shadow
By Tina Whittle
Poisoned Pen Press, 2012. 291 pgs. Mystery
Tai owns and operates her deceased uncle’s gun store in Atlanta which remains solvent thanks to a healthy trade in Civil War reenactment guns and supplies. She is dating the gorgeous but deadly Trey Seaver whose personality was severely altered after a car crash leaving him unable to discern all the shades of grey life’s is wrought with. Tai, on the other hand, only sees the grey and when her best friend is being charged with murder she is unable to keep from investigating despite the danger she creates for herself and those she loves.
This is the second book in Tina Whittle’s Tai Randolph Mysteries. It is similar in tone to Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels without quite as much graphic language or sex. It also lacks the eternal love triangle which is a huge selling point in my book. Nothing spectacular here, but a satisfying mystery with a few laughs thrown in.