Ashes to Ashes – An Allison Parker Mystery

Ashes to Ashes
320 Pages
ISBN 1539835731

In this third novel in the thrilling Allison Parker series, mystery and legal drama intertwine.

Crackerjack trial lawyer Allison Parker teams up with her friend Detective Frank Martin once again. Only now, the two pros, along with the county sheriff, Toby Trowbridge, are investigating an attempt on Frank’s life. Although Frank survived the horrific shooting, he has no recollection of the event.

With Frank’s memory out of commission, the sleuths turn to the detective’s open cases to determine whether they hold any clues to possible suspects. A man named Sean McIntosh, who insists he’s Frank’s long-lost cousin, supposedly hired Frank to investigate the theft of his racehorse. But is he telling the truth? Meanwhile, a high-profile divorce case in which Frank is a key witness has thrust him into the spotlight. Did his testimony anger someone enough to want to kill him? And then there’s smarmy criminal Plato McCall, who just might want revenge on the detective.

Who pulled the trigger? And can Allison and Frank track down the shooter before he or she strikes again? Find out in this spellbinding mystery full of shocking twists and turns.


About ADAIR SANDERS (Asheville, North Carolina Author)


Adair Sanders was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in an era where girls of a certain social class were expected to marry well and never work. Exhibiting her penchant for being contrary, Adair left the confines of an all-girl education to pursue a psychology degree and a law degree from the University of Tennessee. For the next thirty years - give or take a few - Adair enjoyed disproving the agenda her parents had designed for her, becoming the first female member of a men's dining club in Knoxville, Tennessee and then the first female partner in an old-line law firm in Jackson, Mississippi all the while, more or less successfully, balancing a home life of husband and children. Yes, honey, you can have it all.

After the death of her father in 2007, Adair felt called to write the story of her family's generational dysfunction. Although still practicing law, Adair spent her evenings writing, and thus was birthed her first book, a memoir, aptly entitled Biologically Bankrupt. Three years later, having exited her firm in early retirement (an act which greatly peeved many of her male partners), Adair decided to take a dialogue writing class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Low and behold, two days into the week-long class, Allison Parker, trial lawyer extraordinaire, made her appearance known to Adair, and the rest is history.

As Sick As Our Secrets, An Allison Parker Mystery, was released at the end of 2010, inviting the reader to follow the spunky Alabama lawyer as she uncovers a delicious trail of sex, blackmail and murder. Book two in the mystery series, What Comes Around, was released in December 2015. Fans will find it hard to put down this thriller as Allison and an F.B.I. task force race the clock to stop a serial killer. The third book in the series, Ashes to Ashes, was released in December 2016. A killer has made one attempt on Frank Martin - will he or she make another, or find a second target. Book four in the series, as yet untitled, is due for your reading pleasure in 2018.