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.
The book is a meditation on the fierceness of maternal love and the independent personality of an amazing teenage girl, as well as the perilous state of the ephemeral land around us...breathtaking ending.
Evans's excellent series continues to combine solid mysteries and satisfying historical detail.
"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."
Evans is completely in control of what she wants us to see, hear, and feel…Fascinating.
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.
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.