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Hog Wild

Hog Wild

Southern Fried featuring Avery Andrews (Volume 3)

Cathy Pickens

Minotaur Books

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A runaway pig is about as explosive a piece of news as there is to be found in Dacus. That's just one reason why Avery left her small Southern surroundings in the first place. But home is where the heart is, and since her high-profile trial in Charleston has ended, she's more than ready for some R&R-until a series of grisly murders unfolds at a local housing development, and Avery's called onto the case. Now she must weed through a tangled web of troublemakers-from local brass and newspapermen to real-estate honchos and construction workers-to track down the killer who, like the infamous two-and-a-half-foot tall, black potbellied pig, remains on the loose...

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Friday Morning
"You haven't seen a pig, have you?" Melvin Bertram had strolled across the hallway from his office, ignoring the precarious stacks of boxes, packing paper, cleaning rags, and jumbles of...

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Praise for Hog Wild

“Death with eccentric Southern charm.” —Charlotte Observer

“Murder and mayhem, served up with Carolina barbecue and hush puppies.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A mysterious, a little bit crazy, and a completely enjoyable read.” —Dixie Cash, author of I Gave You My Heart, but You Sold It Online

“The batter thickens on this highly seasoned chicken-fried clue fest.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Cathy Pickens

CATHY PICKENS, an attorney who specializes in complex civil litigation, currently teaches law and ethics at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. She grew up in South Carolina, where her family has lived for the past three centuries.

CATHY PICKENS, an attorney who specializes in complex civil litigation, currently teaches law and ethics at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. She grew up in South Carolina, where her family has lived for the past three centuries.

Cathy Pickens

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