Strangers by Mary Anna Evans audiobook

Strangers: A Faye Longchamp Mystery

By Mary Anna Evans
A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
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Blackstone Publishing 9781590587423

The Faye Longchamp Mysteries: Book 6

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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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

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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: 11.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English