Book Reviews of Southern Fried (Avery Andrews, Bk 1)

Southern Fried (Avery Andrews, Bk 1)
Southern Fried - Avery Andrews, Bk 1
Author: Cathy Pickens
PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780312995539
ISBN-10: 0312995539
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Great read. If you like Kinsey Milhone or Stephanie Plum novels you'll enjoy this.
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Helpful Score: 4
A debut mystery and winner of the St. Martin's Press Malice Domestic Contest. I enjoyed the South Carolina atmosphere; the dialogue is particularly good.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a good mystery with just enough quirky, but believable, characters to make it interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
An excellent first book. Can't wait to get my hands on her second one. Cathy Pickens has great characters and writes a good story!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fun book to read. I don't remember how it caught my atteention and I
had never heard of the author but aftr I read it I went and searched down the other books in the series. I have now read them all and am waiting for the newest one which will be coming out soon. This is a light, fluffy truly enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 1
great little read, I very much enjoyed this book
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Funny and a great mystery about the south
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A great debut mystery.
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From Picken's website -- "Southern Fried, winner of the 2003 St. Martin's Malice Domestic Award for Best New Traditional Mystery, features Avery Andrews, a 30-something female lawyer returning to her small Upstate South Carolina hometown after goading a lying witness and losing her job with a large defense firm. Back in Dacus, she finds herself embroiled with a decade-old murder, an environmental fraud, and her own outrageous family and friends."

This was an easy read. Cute story with a cast of interesting characters.
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First in the series featuring attorney Avery Andrews, this is a first novel for the author. Avery trades in her position at a highpowered law firm, along with her BMW, for a rented office space in her home town in Davus. Along with a local factory with a messy environmental problem, a dead body and an old high school classmate trying to get her attention, Avery finds a lot on her plate during her first few weeks back at home.

Good, quick, easy read.
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Loved this book.
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First in series of attorney Avery Andrews.
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Very light read!
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This was a very nice first novel
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great debut novel
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A wonderful southern tale.
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What's cooking in a small town? Murder... Go home at your own risk! 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. Now a discovery of a dead body sweeps Avery into a red-hot case...and into the sizzling secrtets of small-town life, where some people get away with murder. Order this book & get another (my choice).
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Mystery featuring big-city lawyer who moves back to her little South Carolina home town.
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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. She 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 stunt, when divers find a body containing a corpse.. This sweets Avery into a red-hot case--and into the sizzling secrets of small-town life, where some people get away with murder.
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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 pick up truck with a dog chained in the back. Avery wants time to rethink her career and her life. Now the discover of a dead body sweeps her into a red hot case!
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Attorney Avery Andrews left her BMW behind in Columbia, South Carolina, along with her job at a highpowered law firm. She's come back home to Dacs 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 lock 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 stunt, when divers find a car containing a corpse. Now, the discovery of the dead body sweeps Avery into a red-hot case...and into the sizzling secrets of small-town life, where some people get away with murder.