Faye Longchamp has lost nearly everything except for her quick mind and a grim determination to hang onto her ancestral home, Joyeuse, a moldering plantation hidden along the Florida coast. No one knows how Faye's great-great-grandmother Cally, a newly freed slave barely out of her teens, came to own Joyeuse in the aftermath of the Civil War. No one knows how her descendants hung onto it through Reconstruction, world wars, the Depression, and Jim
"Evans always incorporates detailed research that adds depth and authenticity to her mysteries, and she beautifully conjures up the Micco County, FL, setting. This is a series that deserves more attention than it garners." —Library Journal STARRED review
Faye Longchamp is once again at Joyeuse, the family plantation in Florida she labors so lovingly to restore. She's happily doing archaeological work on a site once owned
Faye and her team of archaeologists are fighting to save New Orleans' past after the floods caused by Hurricane Katrina. When they discover a corpse among the debris, her instincts tell her that Shelly wasn't just another flood victim-- and her suspicions make her the killer's next target.
"This contemporary mystery is drenched with Florida history and with gothic elements that should appeal to a broad range of readers." —Booklist
Faye Longchamp and husband Joe Wolf Mantooth have founded an archaeological consulting firm—just in time for the economy to tank. But a meeting with a couple who run an elegant B&B in a historic home in St. Augustine, Florida, lands the firm's first big project. Within a day of
Faye Longchamp doesn't believe in ghosts. But she's an
archaeologist—dead people are her life.
While working in Rosebower, a rural New York town founded by
spiritualists, Faye is surrounded by people who talk to the dead on a regular
basis. When the most influential spiritualist in town, Tilda Armistead, invites
Faye and her project assistant to commune with the dead, she can't say no.
Archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth has dug herself a deep hole, and she can't make her way out of it. As she struggles to recover from a shattering personal loss, she sees that everyone she loves is trying to reach out to her. If only she could reach back. Instead she's out digging holes all over her home, the Florida island of Joyeuse.
In their old plantation home, Joe Wolf Mantooth is surrounded by family—Faye, the wife he loves;
A deafening explosion rocks a historic Oklahoma City hotel, sending archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth crashing to the marble floor of the lobby. She's unhurt but shaken―after all, any time something blows up in Oklahoma City, the first word on everyone's lips is the same: bomb.
Faye is in town for a conference celebrating indigenous arts but is soon distracted by the aftermath of the