Mary Ann Evans
Author of the Faye Longchamp Archaeological Mysteries

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Gorgeous babes in white bathing suits.
Weary young men, happy to be home from Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.
Palm trees. Spanish moss. Glass-clear water.
Ambition. Murderous jealousy. The culture clash between Hollywood and the repressed sexuality of mid-20th century America.
Lots and lots of alligators…
What could possibly go wrong?

LOW-BUDGET MONSTER FLICK is a short story. Its author, Mary Anna Evans, is the recipient of many awards for her work, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Mississippi Author Award, the Florida Literature Award. More of Ms. Evans' short works are available in her collection, JEWEL BOX.

Availability: eBook editions.


"a major contemporary Southern writer"

Philip Jason - Southern Literary Review


This contemporary mystery is drenched with Florida history and with gothic elements that should appeal to a broad range of readers.

Booklist, Barbara Bibel


"Evans's fifth series mystery…reveals her skill in handling the details of a crime story enhanced by historical facts and scientific discussions on the physical properties of water. Along with further insights into Faye's personal life, the reader ends up with a thoroughly good mystery."

Library Journal on Floodgates


in Evans's fine fourth archaeological mystery...the story settles into a comfortable pace that allows the reader to savor the characters.

Publishers Weekly


a thought-provoking tale about people trying to live together.

Library Journal


Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee mysteries, Relics will engage the imagination of readers.

School Library Journal


…an affecting atmospheric mystery filled with unusual and engaging characters.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Merry Band of Murderers

...A Merry Band of Murderers is a winner....Three [stories] are particularly noteworthy: Mary Anna Evans' Land of the Flowers, Jeffrey Deaver's The Fan, and Val McDermid's Long Black Veil.... A Merry Band of Murderers is an admirable anthology of short stories by a skilled company of mystery authors.

Mysterious Reviews

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