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Author: Mary Anna Evans Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Faye Longchamp Mysteries Release Date: June 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481572910

Publisher Description

Archaeologist Faye Longchamp and her friend Joe Wolf Mantooth have traveled to Neshoba County, Mississippi, to help excavate a site near Nanih Waiya, the sacred mound where tradition says the Choctaw Nation was born. When farmer Carroll Calhoun refuses their request to investigate a nearby mound on his land, Faye and her colleagues are disappointed, but his next action breaks their hearts: he tries to bulldoze the huge relic to the ground. Faye and Joe rush to protect history—with their bodies, if necessary. Soon the Choctaws arrive to defend the mound, and the farmer’s white and black neighbors come to defend his property rights. Though a popular young sheriff is able to defuse the situation, tempers are short. But that night, Calhoun is found dead, his throat sliced with a handmade stone blade. Was he killed by an archaeologist angered by his wanton destruction of history? Or, since local farmers have been plowing up stone tools like the murder weapon for centuries, did one of them take this chance to even the score with an old rival? The sheriff is well aware that Faye and Joe were near the spot where Calhoun’s body was found and that their combined knowledge of stone tools is impressive. They had motive, means, and opportunity—but so does almost everyone in Neshoba County.

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  • “We mystery lovers who’ve enjoyed Artifacts and then decided that Relics was even better may not believe this but Ms. Evans has done it again, and Effigies is the best one yet. Again, she makes a lesson in our past a fascinating read.”

    - Tony Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author
  • “In all three of Faye Longchamp's adventures, Mary Anna Evans has given us insights into little-known aspects of America’s past. As an archeological tour alone, the book would be worth reading, but it’s the fascinating and complex characters that give the story life and vibrancy.”

    - Rhys Bowen, Anthony and Agatha award–winning author
  • “Though Evans has been compared to Tony Hillerman, her sympathetic characters and fascinating archeological lore add up to a style all her own.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Archaelogist Faye Longchamp (Relics) with her friend Joe Wolf Mantooth join a dig in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to excavate a Choctaw sacred mound. Soon they realize that on the adjacent property sits an undiscovered mound and that the man who owns the land is about to bulldoze it into the ground. When he is murdered, Faye and Joe become suspects as well as amateur investigators. Starting with racial tension between blacks and whites, Evans adds Native Americans into the mix and comes up with a thought-provoking tale about people trying to live together.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Like Randy Wayne White in his Doc Ford novels, Evans adds an extra layer of substance to her series by drawing readers into the fascinating history of ancient American civilizations.”

    - Booklist
  • “A captivating combination of archeology, Native-American tales, romance, and detection. A must-read for those so inclined.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another excellent Faye Longchamp story. The author has given us well-developed characters who are complex and engaging. That alone would make me want to know what happens to them next. Add an interesting story, built on historical fact and it holds your attention. It is well worth the read. "

    - Kirsten, 10/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Similar to Tony Hillerman! I loved watching the confrontations among the local farmers, the local Native Americans and the non-local archeology students. Comparing it to my experiences made it real all over again. I could see the land from the top of the mound - I was right there! "

    - Camille, 5/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great series about archeological digs and the archeologists. "

    - Carolyn, 4/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Formuliac and predictable "

    - Kim, 11/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoy Mary Anna's series of Faye Longchamp mysteries. I'm a little behind - the 4th book has come out now, so I had to catch up and read this one. It was fun to find her books at the Mystery Book Store nearby in Westwood, LA. "

    - Catherine, 10/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Yet another excellent entry in the Faye Longchamp series. Well written, well-plotted, with interesting and fully developed characters. I don't know why this series isn't better known. I'm glad there are more yet to read. "

    - Glenn, 8/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Took me 3/4 of the book to care about the characters. Nice twist. Would listen to another in absence of any other content, but not a favorite so far. "

    - Daphne, 8/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " With this third book, this series is getting better and better. Looking forward to the next. "

    - Joan, 8/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the second of Mary Anna Evans books I have read. I find them fascinating because of the research aspect. I was amazed to learn about the ancient american sites to be found in the Southeast US. I was thinking that all the early people had been in the West. "

    - Sandy, 7/1/2012

About the Author

Mary Anna Evans is the author of the Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries, which have received recognition including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Mississippi Author Award, and three Florida Book Awards bronze medals. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches fiction and nonfiction writing.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.