The first Avery Andrews novel, Southern Fried, won the St. Martin’s Minotaur/Malice Domestic Award for Best New Traditional Mystery. Romantic Times BookClub magazine reviewers named it one of the five Best […]
The first Avery Andrews novel, Southern Fried, won the St. Martin’s Minotaur/Malice Domestic Award for Best New Traditional Mystery. Romantic Times BookClub magazine reviewers named it one of the five Best First Mysteries. Her stories are set in South Carolina, the first in a town similar to the one where Cathy grew up.
Cathy has also written a mystery walking tour of Charleston, South Carolina: Charleston Mysteries (History Press 2007).
Cathy is a frequent mystery convention panelist, speaking on topics ranging from Southern mysteries to classic true crime cases to the use of poisons. At various times and under various aliases, she’s been a trial attorney specializing in complex civil litigation such as product liability, medical negligence, and commercial contract disputes; a university provost; a professor teaching MBA students about the legal and ethical environment of business; a writer of law books and articles on poisons, private detectives, and legal damages; a church organist and choir director; and a ballroom and clog dance coach.
Cathy has a B.S. degree in financial management from Clemson University and a J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Her family has lived in South Carolina for almost 300 years, but she currently lives over the border in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was the Wireman Professor of Business at Queens University of Charlotte and is a past-president of Sisters in Crime, past board member of Mystery Writers of America, and founding board member and president of the Forensic Medicine Program. She currently offers creativity workshops for businesses and artists and mentors entrepreneurs.