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Author: Mary Anna Evans Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Faye Longchamp Mysteries Release Date: September 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481585064

Publisher Description

In New Orleans, the intersection between the past and the present is all too often deadly. Archaeologist Faye Longchamp and her excavating team are horrified when a corpse surfaces that’s far too new to be an archaeological find. Faye and her fiancé, Joe Wolf Mantooth, are drawn into the investigation by a detective who believes their professional expertise is critical to the case. They quickly learn that trouble swirled around the victim, Shelly Broussard, like winds around the still, quiet eye of a hurricane. Is Shelly’s heroic rescue work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina the key to her death? Or does the sheaf of photos in her work files hold the answer?

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  • “Engaging…Passages from a book about the Katrina disaster by a local author and extracts from the memoirs of a 19th-century military engineer provide insights and historical perspective. Faye’s landlady, a part-time voodoo-mambo or priestess, adds spice.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Cassandra Campbell’s atmospheric reading keeps the listener engaged as she seamlessly alters her pace as she moves between historical extracts and modern-day events. Voodoo, attempted murder, and details of post-Katrina New Orleans also enrich the plot. Series fans will enjoy the development in Faye’s relationship with her fiancé, Joe Wolf Mantooth.”

    - AudioFile

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent story. Very interesting info about New Orleans woven into the murder mystery. "

    - Elaine, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " At some point there had to be a mystery taking place during/after Katrina. not bad "

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

    " Worth reading to follow the relationships, but not my favorite book in the series. "

    - Sandra, 3/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I listened to this book and could not stay engaged. After discussing the book at Orca I feel vindicated, the book was not engaging and was contrived, predictable and did not make sense. "

    - Cathy, 3/8/2012
  • 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 mystery series. "

    - Glenn, 1/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " On iPhone "

    - Lida, 8/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 2.5 stars. I picked out this book because I was going to New Orleans. It was a day-long light mystery read. Characters and plot were fairly interesting, but not inspiring or gripping. Not much more to say. I probably wouldn't read others in this series. "

    - Deb, 7/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this story of a murder that took place right after Katrina in New Orleans. Have to read some more "

    - Doreen, 12/31/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Archeology and murder in post-Katrina New Orleans. "

    - Kirsten, 7/17/2009

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.