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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (350 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Anna Evans Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Faye Longchamp Mysteries Release Date:
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Faye Longchamp has lost nearly everything, except for her quick mind and a grim determination to keep her ancestral home, Joyeuse, a moldering plantation hidden along the Florida coast. No one knows how Faye’s great-great-grandmother Cally, a newly freed slave barely out of her teens, came to own Joyeuse in the aftermath of the Civil War. No one knows how her descendants hung on to it through Reconstruction, world wars, the Depression, and Jim Crow, but Faye has inherited the island plantation—and the family tenacity.

When the property taxes rise beyond her means, Faye sets out to save Joyeuse by digging for artifacts on her property and the surrounding national wildlife refuge and selling them on the black market. A tiny bit of that dead glory would pay a year’s taxes, and a big, valuable chunk of the past would save her home forever. But instead of potsherds and arrowheads, she uncovers a woman’s shattered skull, a Jackie Kennedy–style earring nestled against its cheek bone. Faye is torn. If she reports her find, she’ll reveal her illegal livelihood, thus risking jail and the loss of Joyeuse. She doesn’t intend to let that happen, so she probes into the dead woman’s history herself, unaware that the past is rushing toward her like a hurricane across deceptively calm Gulf waters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Artifacts is a haunting, atmospheric story in which a mysterious island holds the clue to long-buried family secrets. Mary Anna Evans brings passion and insight to her subject and has written a modern southern gothic novel about a biracial woman’s search for her heritage.”

    P. J. Parrish, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

  • “The shifting little isles along the Florida Panhandle—hurricane-wracked bits of land filled with plenty of human history—serve as the effective backdrop for Evans’ debut, a tale of greed, archaeology, romance, and murder.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Evans introduces a strong female sleuth in this extremely promising debut, and she makes excellent use of her archaeological subject matter, weaving past and present together in a multilayered, compelling plot.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Awardin2004
  • Winner of thePatrick D. Smith Florida Literature Award
  • Named one of theVOYA Top Adult Mysteries with Young Adult Appeal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katlaya | 2/12/2014

    " It's geared to a younger audience, but I like them anyway. Love this genre and I thought it was pretty good. Began listening to the book as I started my trek from Tennessee to Florida and it was the perfect length. It ended as I was pulling into my parking space at home. :) I love mysteries and archeology. This was both. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kat Lebo | 2/8/2014

    " First in a fun series. Hits all the things I love: mystery, characters who are easy to identify with and care about, archeological information, interesting settings. I've read the entire series on my Kindle and enjoyed every word! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/7/2014

    " I really liked this book. Excellent pacing of the story, solid character development, fascinating history woven in while a decades old murder is being solved by the very likeable heroine. And then there was a hurricane...Great book! Looking forward to continuing the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 2/7/2014

    " It was a little slow to start but got better, looking forward to the next one. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Anna Evans

Mary Anna Evans, award-winning author of the Faye Longchamp mysteries, has degrees in physics and engineering, but her heart is in the past. Her books have found an unexpected home in schools, and when she’s not writing novels, she works with elementary teachers to develop ways to use popular fiction to teach math, science, and history.