Effigies: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #3 [NOOK Book]

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Archaeologist Faye Longchamp and her friend, 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 their 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 ...
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Effigies: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #3

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Overview

Archaeologist Faye Longchamp and her friend, 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 their 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. Soon the Choctaws arrive to defend the mound and the farmer's white and black neighbors come to defend his property rights. Though a popular young sheriff is able to defuse the situation, 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? Neshoba County farmers have been plowing up stone tools like the murder weapon for centuries. Did one of them take this chance 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 and their combined knowledge of stone tools is impressive. They had motive, means, and opportunity....but so does almost everyone in Neshoba County.
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Editorial Reviews

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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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615952328
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: Faye Longchamp Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 253
  • Sales rank: 156,137
  • File size: 735 KB

Meet the Author

<P>Mary Anna Evans has degrees in physics and chemical engineering. Her background includes stints in environmental consulting and university administration. Writing lets her spend weeks indulging her passion for history, archaeology, and architecture, and months making up stories. Mary Anna lives in Florida with her three children and a cat.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    highly recommend

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

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