Artifacts by Mary Anna Evans audiobook

Artifacts: A Faye Longchamp Mystery

By Mary Anna Evans
A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
Read by Cassandra Campbell

Blackstone Publishing 9781590589908

The Faye Longchamp Mysteries: Book 1

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FayeLongchamp has lost nearly everything, except for her quick mind and a grimdetermination to keep her ancestral home, Joyeuse, a moldering plantationhidden along the Florida coast. No one knows how Faye’s great-great-grandmotherCally, a newly freed slave barely out of her teens, came to own Joyeuse in theaftermath of the Civil War. No one knows how her descendants hung on to itthrough Reconstruction, world wars, the Depression, and Jim Crow, but Faye hasinherited the island plantation—and the family tenacity. Whenthe property taxes rise beyond her means, Faye sets out to save Joyeuse bydigging for artifacts on her property and the surrounding national wildlife refuge and selling them on the black market. A tiny bit of that dead glorywould pay a year’s taxes, and a big, valuable chunk of the past would save herhome forever. But instead of potsherds and arrowheads, she uncovers a woman’sshattered skull, a Jackie Kennedy–style earring nestled against its cheek bone.Faye is torn. If she reports her find, she’ll reveal herillegal livelihood, thus risking jail and the loss of Joyeuse. She doesn’tintend 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 deceptivelycalm Gulf waters.

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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

FayeLongchamp has lost nearly everything, except for her quick mind and a grimdetermination to keep her ancestral home, Joyeuse, a moldering plantationhidden along the Florida coast. No one knows how Faye’s great-great-grandmotherCally, a newly freed slave barely out of her teens, came to own Joyeuse in theaftermath of the Civil War. No one knows how her descendants hung on to itthrough Reconstruction, world wars, the Depression, and Jim Crow, but Faye hasinherited the island plantation—and the family tenacity.

Whenthe property taxes rise beyond her means, Faye sets out to save Joyeuse bydigging for artifacts on her property and the surrounding national wildlife refuge and selling them on the black market. A tiny bit of that dead glorywould pay a year’s taxes, and a big, valuable chunk of the past would save herhome forever. But instead of potsherds and arrowheads, she uncovers a woman’sshattered skull, a Jackie Kennedy–style earring nestled against its cheek bone.Faye is torn. If she reports her find, she’ll reveal herillegal livelihood, thus risking jail and the loss of Joyeuse. She doesn’tintend 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 deceptivelycalm Gulf waters.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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

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Author Bio: Mary Anna Evans

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English