Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cathy Pickens - Southern Fried

Southern Fried
Pickens' 1st book
1st book featuring Avery Andrews, South Carolina lawyer
326 pages
St. Martin's Minotaur

Attorney Avery Andrews left her BMW behind in Columbia, South Carolina, along with her job at a high-powered law firm. She's come back home to Dacus where the vehicle of choice is a pickup truck with a dog chained in the back. Avery wants time to rethink her career and her life. What she gets is a bossy great aunt drumming up clients and dragging her to social teas. That's how Avery ends up hired by a local factory to help with a messy environmental problem. But she's at Luna Lake because an old high-school classmate is trying to get her attention with a half-baked stung, when divers find a car containing a corpse. Now, the discovery of the dead body sweeps into a red-hot case... and into the sizzling secrets of a small-town life, where some people get away with murder.

This book is yet another group read for February ;-) Just gotta love those mysteries...

First sentence:
"A couple of county cop cars and several pickups, one loaded with an air compressor, crowded around the boat landing at Luna Lake."

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun read. I love books set in the south, especially since I would love to live there!