—Library Journal (on The Traitor Beside Her)
[A] fresh and fascinating glimpse of life on the American home front during WWII…. the book is a page-turning adventure that sparked my mind and opened my heart.
—Author Amanda Skenandore (on The Physicists’ Daughter)
Absorbing and erudite, Wrecked is a powerful new edition to this long-standing, often awarded series.
—Southern Lit Review (on Wrecked)
—Publishers Weekly (on Catacombs)
—Booklist (on Undercurrents)
The Edgars Awards Banquet
New York City
May 2, 7:00 p.m. CT
Sisters in Crime Tornado Alley Chapter
Writer’s Block Bookstore
June 10, 3:00 p.m. CT
Circle Books with Julia Bryan Thomas
Mary Anna Evans is an award-winning author, a writing professor, and she holds degrees in physics and engineering, a background that, as it turns out, is ideal for writing her new series, the Justine Byrne historical mysteries. Her current book, The Traitor Beside Her, takes Justine undercover in a Washington, DC code-breaking operation during World War II. Justine’s assignment? To find a spy endangering many, many lives as the Battle of the Bulge unfolds.
The first book in the series, the Oklahoma Book Award-winning The Physicists’ Daughter, is named for Justine, whose physicist parents taught her things girls weren’t expected to know in 1944. Mary Anna describes Justine as “a little bit Rosie-the-Riveter and a little bit Bletchley Park code breaker.”