Done Gone Wrong by Cathy Pickens
(thomas Dunne Books)

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A chance to be a part of a headline-grabbing case against a drug company has lured attorney Avery Andrews back to Charleston, South Carolina. She agrees to meet with Mark Tilman, a young doctor from her hometown who seems to have something on his mind. When he doesn't show, she figures he stood her up and takes comfort in the stilt restaurant's she-crab soup. But it turns out he had a fatal car accident. Something about the crash isn't right, and Mark's father asks Avery to look into his death. Between that and digging up dirt on the wonder drug Uplift, Avery is coming up with more questions than answers.

Of course, Avery isn't the only one making headlines. Back in Dacus, her mom is on live television confronting a teenager's dynamite-toting paramour in a hostage crisis at the Burger Hut, Great-Aunt Aletha is mixing it up with the now-toupeeless postman, and the son of a ghost wants vengeance. In short, it's life as usual back in Dacus, while in Charleston, Avery is forced to face demons from her past.

Cathy Pickens's first mystery novel established her as a distinctive voice in the cozy tradition. In this second, readers can expect more Southern wit and charm, more courtroom drama, and even crazier antics from the folks back home, all the while falling more and more in love with this endearing heroine.



 

About Cathy Pickens

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Cathy Pickens is a lawyer by training and currently teaches at Queens University Business School in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is near the border with South Carolina, where her family has lived for the past three centuries.
 
Published August 29, 2006 by Minotaur Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Pickens's richly atmospheric second novel to feature South Carolina attorney Avery Andrews (after 2004's Malice Domestic–winner Southern Fried ), hotshot lawyer Jake Baker persuades Avery to come to Charleston to assist him with a case involving a fork lift operator who shot dead several cowor...

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Avery Andrews was fired from her job as a pharmaceutical defense attorney after she lost her patience with the lies one of her witnesses was telling and she blew up at him during a trial.

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Knowing the expert witness was lying, defense attorney Avery Andrews goaded him into saying things which caused a mistrial.

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