Effigies: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #3

Effigies: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #3

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by Mary Anna Evans
     
 
Faye Longchamp and 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 the archaeologists’ request to investigate an ancient Native American mound, Faye and her colleagues are disappointed. But his next

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Faye Longchamp and 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 the archaeologists’ request to investigate an ancient Native American mound, 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. The situation grows more dangerous as Choctaws arrive to defend the mound and the farmer’s white and black neighbors come to defend his property rights. A popular young sheriff is able to defuse the situation, but tempers are short.
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? Did a Choctaw take up arms to defend an embattled heritage? Did someone decide 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. The whole county saw their confrontation with him over the mound. And their combined knowledge of stone tools is impressive. They had motive, means, and opportunity—but so did almost everyone in Neshoba County.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
A captivating combination of archeology, Native-American tales, romance and detection. A must-read for those so inclined."
Tony Hillerman
"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."
Rhys Bowen
"In all three of Faye Longchamp's adventures Mary Anna Evans has given us insights into little known aspects of Americas past. As an archeological tour alone the book would be worth reading, but its the fascinating and complex characters that give the story life and vibrancy."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615952328
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
05/27/2011
Series:
Faye Longchamp Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
253
Sales rank:
147,370
File size:
752 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Anna Evans has degrees in physics and engineering, but her heart is in the past. Her series character, Faye Longchamp, lives the exciting life of an archaeologist, and Mary Anna envies her a little. Mary Anna's award-winning series of Faye's adventures includes Artifacts, Relics, Effigies, Findings, Floodgates, Strangers and, new in 2011, Plunder.

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This is a great series...love the characters, especially Joe.