Welcome to my virtual gathering place. Whether you're a mystery reader or a fellow writer, I hope you'll find something that grabs your interest here.

I’m always eager to hear from fellow mystery lovers; drop me a line at tina@tinawhittle.com

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Counting down to the release date for Deeper Than the Grave, the fourth in the Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver mystery series – coming this November! You can pre-order through Poisoned Pen Press or Amazon.

Looking for more Trey and Tai? Check the Other Writing section for extra scenes, short stories, and between-book adventures, including “U-Turns and Other Tricky Manuevers,” the epilogue to The Dangerous Edge of Things, and "In Vodka Veritas," a standalone short that occurs between Darker Than Any Shadow and Blood, Ash, and Bone.

Need something to listen to on your latest road trip? My short stories “Lost Causes and Other Reasons to Live” and “A Fox in the Hand” are now available as FREE audio downloads from Crime City Central, along with other narrated short fiction from Lawrence Block, Peter Lovesey, and Carolyn Hart. Click the titles for more information.


Join me on The Fiction Files, where writers share all the ferocious, fascinating and sometimes freaky tidbits they collect while researching their stories. You know what they say -- truth really is stranger than fiction.

I’m the featured author on the 10th of every month at the Poisoned Pen blog. Please join my fellow Poisoned Pen authors and I as we share notes from our adventures mysterious and otherwise.



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"Dark, compelling and relentless—Whittle's street smarts and wry humor combine for a taut and tense tale starring one of mystery's sexiest couples. Smoldering, sinister, and consistently entertaining!"-- Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Daphne and Mary Higgins Clark award winning author

"Whittle skillfully intertwines Civil War relics with modern-day re-enactors and the Darknet ... in her intricate fourth mystery featuring Atlanta gun shop operator Tai Randolph."
--Publisher's Weekly

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"Tina Whittle’s novels are a mix of Pat Conroy writing and Dashiell Hammett storytelling. In Tai Randolph she has created a unique and fascinating heroine, and with Blood, Ash and Bone, Whittle has established herself as one of the top mystery writers working today.” --Robert Dugoni, New York Times Best-selling Author of The Conviction

"Whittle’s snappy prose and nonstop action revolving around these fascinatingly flawed characters combine to make this series a must.
--Booklist Starred Review

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"A passel of colorful characters, more plot twists than the reticulated python who has a key cameo, and plenty of atmosphere make this one a winner." -- Publisher's Weekly

"A smart and briskly written entry in what is shaping up to be a winning series." --Booklist

"A must-read if you dote on romance with a touch of wry and mystery with enough suspects to fill a football stadium." -- Kirkus


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"If you’re wondering who can give Stephanie Plum a run for her money, meet Tai Randolph"-- Kirkus Review Starred review

"Mystery fans will welcome wisecracking characters that aren't trite and a twisting plot that isn't tired." -- Publishers Weekly Starred review

"In this exciting series debut, Whittle provides not only an original, well-constructed plot but also a cast of unforgettable characters all somewhat flawed by life. With comparisons to Meg Gardiner and Karin Slaughter, this will appeal to readers who enjoy unusual approaches to crime fiction. Can’t wait for the next one." -- Library Journal Starred review