RelicsLarge Print - 2005
Delighted to take part in a legitimate archaeological dig, Faye Longchamp, an expert in blackmarket artifacts, and her Cherokee assistant, Joe, hope to uncover the mystery of the Sujosa, an ethnic group of mysterious origins that possesses remarkable healing powers, but she soon finds herself in a much more dangerous investigation. (Mystery)
Poisoned Pen Press
"A fascinating look at contemporary archaeology but also a twisted story of greed and its effects." —Dallas Morning News
Faye Longchamp, back in school to pursue her dream of becoming an archaeologist, has been asked to run a project for which she is barely qualified, under the direction of a man who doesn't seem to like her much. Her assignment: to uncover the origins of a mysterious ethnic group. The Sujosa have lived in Alabama's most remote hills for centuries and have shown impressive immunity to many diseases...including AIDS.
Late one night, Faye awakes to find the house in flames. She saves herself and one of her housemates. But her friend Carmen, the project historian, never had a chance. Within days, an 18-year-old boy jumps from a cell phone tower that, when completed, would connect the outside world to the Sujosa community. Are these events somehow related?
Ingram Publishing Services
Mary Anna Evans, winner of the 2004 Ben Franklin Award and the Patrick D. Smith Florida Fiction Award, started Faye's sleuthing career in Artifacts, a novel rich in the history, archaeology, and landscape of Faye's family and Florida's west coast.