Dr. Melissa Pigott of Magnus Research Consultants is featured as a character in a book by Dr. Linda Foley, Vigilante Justice. Dr. Foley is a social psychologist who, now retired from the University of North Florida, writes murder mysteries set in Gainesville, Florida, in and around the University of Florida. Vigilante Justice is Dr. Foley’s 3rd novel. The dedication page contains the following paragraph:
“My special thanks go to the jury and trial consultant Dr. Melissa Pigott who allowed me to use her persona to assist a defense attorney in a trial in Vigilante Justice. Despite stating ‘all characters and events are fictitious and any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author;’ the character Melissa Pigott in the novel is based on the real consultant from Magnus Research, Inc. However, her words and the events involving her are works of my imagination.”
Perhaps it is no surprise that, when Dr. Pigott is hired to assist the defense during voir dire in a criminal case (as described starting in chapter 33) the trial goes well for her client. (Sorry for the partial spoiler, but what did one expect when Dr. Pigott was hired?) If you are looking for a something new to read, check out Vigilante Justice on Amazon or in book stores. Click here to buy the book off Amazon.