Plunder: A Faye Longchamp Mystery (Hardcover)
A Faye Longchamp Mystery
Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590589298, 296pp.
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
Faye Longchamp and her Native American husband Joe Wolf Mantooth are working near the mouth of the Mississippi, researching archaeological sites soon to be flooded by oil. The Deepwater Horizon disaster has morphed her run-of-the-mill contract job into a task that might swamp her fledgling consulting business.
Then her injured babysitter leaves Faye to work with a toddler underfoot. Thankfully, Amande, a bright and curious teen lives nearby with her eccentric grandmother. But when the girl's grandmother and her no-account uncle are murdered, Amande's prospects worsen. The girl has but two known relatives, both battling over her small inheritance: a raggedy houseboat, a few shares of stock, and a hurricane-battered island that's not even inhabitable.
Pirate-era silver coins are found and disappear. A murderer is on the loose, and as the oil slick looms, Faye can see that Louisiana is still being plundered....
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Praise For Plunder: A Faye Longchamp Mystery…
"In her delightfully erudite seventh (Strangers, 2010, etc.), Faye continues to weave archaeological tidbits and interesting people into soundly plotted mysteries." —Kirkus Reviews of Plunder
"Evans's fifth is an exciting brew of mystery and romance with a touch of New Orleans charm." —Kirkus Reviews of Floodgates
"Voodoo, Native American spirituality, greed, and corruption all play roles in what is easily the best installment yet in a too-little-known series." —Booklist review of Floodgates