Rituals (Faye Longchamp Archaeological Mysteries) (Hardcover)

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"A suspenseful crime story with just a hint of something otherworldly." —Booklist

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. So when influential Spiritualist Tilda Armistead invites Faye and her daughter to commune with the dead, she can't say no. An hour after Tilda's crystal ball shows Faye things no rational mind can explain, Tilda is dead. The evidence says someone trapped Tilda in a small room, nailing its one door shut before setting her house afire. There is no possible way for her to have escaped the blaze, let alone drive for miles before finding Faye and dying in her arms. Yet Tilda did. How? And why?

Anywhere else, these people would be dismissed as crazy. But in Rosebower, "normal" is relative. As Faye watches psychics and charlatans jockey for power, Tilda's sister, Myrna, is slowly dying. Will Rosebower reveal its secrets before more goes up in flames?

About the Author

Mary Anna Evans is the author of the Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries, which have received recognition including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Mississippi Author Award, and three Florida Book Awards bronze medals. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches fiction and nonfiction writing. Winner of the 2018 Sisters in Crime (SinC) Academic Research Grant

Praise For…

"A suspenseful crime story with just a hint of something otherworldly." — David Pitt, Booklist

"A superior puzzle plot lifts Evans' eighth Faye Longchamp mystery...Evans pulls all the pieces nicely together in the end." — Publishers Weekly

"The emphasis on the spirit world makes this a bit of a departure from Evans' usual historical and archaeological themes, but it's certainly a well-plotted and enjoyable mystery." — Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464201677
ISBN-10: 1464201676
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2013
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: Faye Longchamp Archaeological Mysteries