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Effigies (Faye Longchamp, Bk 3)
Effigies - Faye Longchamp, Bk 3
Author: Mary Anna Evans
Archaeologist Faye Longchamp is thrilled when she's invited to Mississippi to excavate a site rumored to be the birthplace of the Choctaw nation. But local farmer Carroll Calhoun won't let them near the sacred mound on his land - until he winds up dead. Faye herself has motive for the murder, and so does her friend & assistant Joe Wo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780373269549
ISBN-10: 0373269544
Publication Date: 8/2015
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Worldwide Mystery
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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cathyskye avatar reviewed Effigies (Faye Longchamp, Bk 3) on + 2110 more book reviews
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First Line: Faye Longchamp had work to do, but it would wait.

From her ramshackle ancestral home on an island off the coast of Florida, Faye Longchamp and her assistant Joe Wolf Mantooth have traveled to Mississippi to help excavate a site near the sacred mound where tradition says the Choctaw Nation was born. Carroll Calhoun refuses to allow the archaeologists on his farm to investigate an even larger mound, and they are disappointed, but Calhoun breaks their hearts when he tries to bulldoze the ancient site into oblivion. When the farmer later turns up dead, Faye finds herself trying to find the killer before Joe Wolf Mantooth is thrown in jail.

I love mysteries laced with a strong dose of archaeology, and in my opinion, Evans' series featuring Faye Longchamp is the best of the bunch. She's got a fine cast of characters; she uses her settings to advantage; and she always seems able to include more history and archaeology into her stories than many other writers. Effigies is no exception. Ever since I visited Cahokia as a child, I've been fascinated with the Mound Builders. Evans added to my knowledge in an entertaining way. She also threw me right in the middle of the heat and humidity of Mississippi amongst rednecks, scholars, law enforcement, the Choctaw and handed me a mystery to sort out. The only weakness in the whole thing was the identity of the bad guy. I figured it out early on, but I didn't much care because I still had to deduce the Why. Well, that and the fact that I was enjoying playing around in the dirt with Faye again.

If you're in the mood for mysteries with interesting, multi-faceted characters, an excellent sense of place, and a good dose of history and archaeology, you can't go wrong with Mary Anna Evans' series. Go ahead. Pick up a trowel and work in a trench with Faye. You'll be glad you did.
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Brendasbooks avatar reviewed Effigies (Faye Longchamp, Bk 3) on + 45 more book reviews
Book #3 - Faye Longchamp archaeology series. This story includes some interesting facts about the Choctaws and Creek Indians as well as separate ancient Indian tales thrown in throughout the story. Faye and her friend Joe are on site in Mississipi where they become involved trying to help solve a murder of one of the locals near their work site. Faye determines also to help solve a crime committed against an aging senator from the area that happened to him when he was a teenager. Faye and Joe have their work cut out for them in this story and also a handsome new man enters Faye's life.


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