Media Resources for Mary Anna Evans
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Mary Anna Evans is the author of the awardwinning Faye Longchamp mysteries and an assistant professor of professional writing at the University of Oklahoma. Her books have won the Benjamin Franklin Award, a writer's residency from The Studios of Key West, the Mississippi Author Award, the Patrick D. Smith Florida Literature Award, and three Florida Book Award bronze medals. Her short works have appeared or will soon appear in publicatios including
"Details of archaeology, pirate lore, and voodoo complement the strong, sympathetic characters, especially Amande, and the appealing portrait of Faye's family life."
This contemporary mystery is drenched with Florida history and with gothic elements that should appeal to a broad range of readers.
"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."
…a charming mixture of history, mystery and romance.
the national association for independent booksellers, has recommended Effigies to their readers as a Book Sense Notable Book
Evans' second archeological mystery is every bit as good as her debut, Artifacts (2003)....Faye makes a compelling heroine, and she's supported by an interesting array of suspects....Transcripts of Dr. Martinez's interviews scattered throughout the narrative provide important clues for the discerning reader.
an adventurous blend of mystery, history and social commentary…
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.