Plunder by Mary Anna Evans
A Faye Longchamp Mystery (Faye Longchamp Series)

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Time is not on Faye Longchamp’s side.  She and her husband Joe are working near the mouth of the Mississippi, researching archaeological sites soon to be swamped by oil.  The Deepwater Horizon disaster has morphed her run-of-the-mill contract job into a task that might swamp her fledgling company.  It isn’t helping that an injured babysitter has left Faye to work with a toddler underfoot. An adolescent girl is drawn to Faye, perhaps because she idolizes the confident archaeologist. Young Amande is bright and curious, and a poverty-stricken life on a houseboat with an eccentric grandmother doesn’t look like a good to get the education Amande deserves.  When the girl’s grandmother and her no-account uncle are murdered, her prospects worsen.  With only two known relatives–neither of them much more respectable than the dead uncle–Amande seems destined for neglect or worse. Soon, Faye and Joe find themselves among people fighting hard for Amande’s pathetic inheritance:  a raggedy houseboat, a few shares of stock, and a hurricane-battered island that’s not even inhabitable.  Pirate-era silver coins are found and disappear.  Shadowing it all is the fact that there’s a murderer on the loose.  But why should Faye be surprised by such shady events, here in these watery lands settled by the greatest pirates of them all?  And the oil slick looms, because this country is still being plundered, after all these years…

About Mary Anna Evans

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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 2012, Plunder.
Published March 1, 2012 by Poisoned Pen Press. 307 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Faye agrees to act as an unpaid consultant to the local law, fully aware that her efforts to help Amande and uncover the killer may just be the death of her.

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The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico provides the backdrop for Evans’s engaging, character-driven seventh mystery featuring archeologist Faye Longchamp (after 2010’s Strangers).

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New York Journal of Books

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“Strong heroines are always a pleasure to read about . . .”

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Review: Archeologist Faye Longchamp and her husband Joe Mantooth, with little Michael in tow, are in New Orleans as part of an effort to document potential sites of historical importance along the Gulf coast following the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform, only to get drawn i...

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Southern Lit Review

The story within the story adds richly to the scope and atmosphere of “Plunder.” Also quite alluring is the complex portrait of scientist-businesswoman Faye Longchamp in her maternal role with little Michael and her fierce warrior role as protector of Amande.

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