One Dead Under The Cuckoo's Nest

One Dead Under The Cuckoo's Nest : A Pauline Sokol Mystery

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When Pauline Sokol goes undercover to investigate brokers who match psychiatric patients with treatment facilities for high dollar bounties, she suddenly finds herself confined against her will in a mental hospital run by nuns! Of course, convincing the staff that she's not crazy is like convincing a jailer that she's innocent, so Pauline decides to use the time to her advantage and continues with her investigation. Just as she starts to immerse herself in this strange world and make some headway, her hunky cohort Jagger shows up. When Jagger won't help her escape, Pauline knows that she's in deeper than she ever imagined and her only hope is the help of her colorful and "off kilter" new friends - her fellow patients. But when a crooked cross dressing nun winds up dead, Pauline knows that only her wits can save her from a killer that's committed to silencing her...permanently.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 337 pages
  • 104.1 x 162.6 x 27.9mm | 158.76g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0060731672
  • 9780060731670
  • 753,982

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"A wonderful debut mystery . . . a solid who-done-it, chick lit style."--Harriet Klausner "An outstanding mix of humor, family relationships, unusual characters, and realistic detecting."--Florida Sun-Sentinel "A hilarious roller coaster ride."--Merline Lovelace, USA Today Bestselling Author "Delightful."--Publishers Weekly "A wacky and outright hilarious new mystery series...great sparring dialogue, well-defined characters and comedy galore."--Curled up with a Good Book Reviews "A fresh, new voice in mystery . . . great fun and a diverting escape."--Laura Van Wormer "Sexy and sassy . . . a sure prescription for outrageous sleuthing."--Carolyn Hart
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About Lori Avocato

After serving in the Air Force as a registered nurse, Lori Avocato decided to give up nursing to write fiction. She lives in New England and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, PASIC, NINC, Romance Writers of America, the Author's Guild, and Sisters in Crime. She's raising two teenage sons (heaven help her!), and one darling dog, Spanky. Lori is the author of six novels featuring Pauline Sokol: A Dose of Murder; The Stiff and the Dead; One Dead Under the Cuckoo's Nest; Deep Sea Dead; Nip, Tuck, Dead; and Dead on Arrival.
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324 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 27% (87)
4 35% (115)
3 29% (95)
2 6% (21)
1 2% (6)
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