A short story by award winning author Mary Anna Evans-- The surgeon has his scalpel in hand. Nurses and doctors hover around the unconscious patient. Life and death hang in the balance, and Nurse Crain is watching. She knows something that only one other person in this locked room can know...a dead man lies in the equipment closet. One of the people wielding scalpel and forceps killed him. Nurse Crain is not the kind of woman to let murderers go free.
Starch 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.
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"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
Mary Anna Evans mixes mystery and archeology in a book that's hard to resist. Entertaining and educational, Relics is a great read.
…a compelling read…”
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.