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Effigies (2007) [Novel]
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Series: Faye Longchamp
Part: 3

Summary (From the publisher):

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 traditon 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.

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.

Original title: Effigies
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionCrime and MysteryArchaeology

Edition #1: Effigies

Effigies (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "In all three of Faye Longchamp's adventures Mary Anna Evans has given us insights into little known aspects of America's past. As an archeological tour alone the book would be worth reading, but it's the fascinating and complex characters that give the story life and vibrancy." Rhys Bowen
  • "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." Tony Hillerman
  • "A captivating combination of archeology, Native-American tales, romance, and detection. A must-read for those so inclined." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Like Randy Wayne White in his Doc Ford novels, Evans adds an extra layer of substance to her series and continues by drawing readers into the fascinating history of ancient American civilizations." Booklist
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Effigies (January 2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
ISBN: 9781590584545
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x D in
Pages: 301

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