Carefully crafted and thoroughly detailed, Tishy's second series title (after Jealous Heart, Dowling, 1997) places amateur sleuth Kate Banning in Nashville. Her new job leaves her enough time to investigate the background of an up-and-coming, part-Cherokee country singer rumored to have a violent, even murderous past. Kate interviews the man, questions his loquacious songwriting girlfriend, and looks for a flaw. All seems okay until the girlfriend disappears, leading Kate on a far-flung search for the truth. The author's emphasis on description and background impede the plot somewhat, but the Nashville setting and country music subject will appeal to many. For larger collections.