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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 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: September 2010 ISBN: 9781455199518
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Faye Longchamp and Joe Wolf Mantooth have, on the strength of Faye’s newly minted PhD, founded an archaeological consulting firm—just in time for the economy to tank. But neither of them is known for throwing in the towel, so they’ve landed their first big project at a historic home in St. Augustine, Florida. America’s oldest city is the perfect place for archaeologists to dig up the past, but four centuries is long enough for the city to have accumulated some skeletons that should probably stay buried—and some ghosts that can’t be exorcised. Within a day of their arrival, a lovely young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a smear of blood, a collection of priceless artifacts, and a note asking for Faye’s help. Within two days, the missing woman’s boyfriend is found floating in the Matanzas River, his throat slashed. The detective in charge of the case, who believes that the artifacts are a key to solving the crime, hires Faye as a consultant to track down their origin.

The artifacts Faye and Joe excavate at their work site make no historical sense. They date from every era of St. Augustine history, from the Native Americans to the conquistadors to the Gilded Age robber barons to the Roaring Twenties elite. Casting a pall over the work is the discovery of a buried cache of children’s toys from the 1920s, which hits eight-months-pregnant Faye particularly hard. And Dunkirk Manor, the mansion they are investigating, is haunted in a way that science-minded Faye can’t explain.

The ghosts of the Ancient City are demanding masters, and Faye is driven to uncover their secrets—until it becomes clear that what they seek is Faye herself. And her child.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Evans explores themes of protection, love, and loss in her absorbing sixth Faye Longchamp mystery…Compelling extracts from a sixteenth-century Spanish priest’s manuscript diary that Faye begins translating lend historical ballast. Determined that old mysteries see the light of day, the feisty Faye never gives up until justice is done.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Evans’ excellent series continues to combine solid mysteries and satisfying historical detail.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This contemporary mystery is drenched with Florida history and with gothic elements that should appeal to a broad range of readers.”

    Booklist

  • “Mary Anna Evans writes with a mixture of scientific knowledge, including modern archaeological techniques. But, even more importantly, she can tug our heartstrings.”

    Midwest Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Em7ar7 | 10/28/2013

    " It had a lot of very interesting information about new orleans, present and past, but the story didn't seen to flow as well as her previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 4/14/2013

    " I always love the Faye Longchamp books, but this one was not my favorite. Faye is pregnant and excavating in St. Augustine FL. An interesting mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kym Kaczmarek-Mcnamara | 1/12/2013

    " Love this one. History, Anthropology and Murder. Can't wait to read the first ones in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/15/2012

    " I like this book. A good plot and fun characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten Lenius | 12/16/2011

    " Another good book with archeology and murder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn Harris | 10/16/2011

    " Another first rate adventure for my second favorite (after Amelia Peabody Emerson) amateur sleuth and archaeologist, Faye Longchamp-Mantooth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 5/26/2011

    " If you overlook some plot issues and just float along, this is a fun read. I love to read about finding stuff in the ground and Faye's husband Joe is a really interesting character too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magic Mary Austin | 5/20/2011

    " I didnt finish this one. I love suspense and mystery and if this series has either of those, it took too long to appear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/5/2011

    " Another great addition to the Faye Longchamp series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Em7ar7 | 4/27/2011

    " It had a lot of very interesting information about new orleans, present and past, but the story didn't seen to flow as well as her previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kym | 3/29/2011

    " Love this one. History, Anthropology and Murder. Can't wait to read the first ones in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 10/1/2010

    " I always love the Faye Longchamp books, but this one was not my favorite. Faye is pregnant and excavating in St. Augustine FL. An interesting mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/11/2010

    " Another great addition to the Faye Longchamp series! "

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About the Author
Author Mary Anna Evans

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, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.