The Nazis are no match.

for the physicists’ daughter.


“Replete with spies, saboteurs, and save-the-day scientists, the book is a page-turning adventure...”
—Author Amanda Skenandore


Coming this September!

Essential reading for anyone interested in Christie's work and legacy.

Mary Anna Evans & J.C. Bernthal, Editors


Latest book in the Faye Longchamp Mystery Series

Now Available

“This long-running regional series shows no signs of losing steam.”
Publishers Weekly

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[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)

Fast-paced, well-plotted…those who like richly textured, character-driven mysteries will be rewarded.
Publishers Weekly (on Catacombs)
The Longchamp mysteries combine history and mystery in a gritty way that makes them feel different from most amateur-sleuth fare―dark-edged rather than cozy.
Booklist (on Undercurrents)


June 4, 2:00 p.m.
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore (virtual)
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Mary Anna will be speaking and signing with Donis Casey and Betty Webb

June 7, 5:30 p.m. PT
Book Carnival (virtual launch event)
In conversation with Jess Montgomery

June 15, 7:00 p.m. ET
Scrawl Books (virtual event)
In conversation with Ellen Byron

June 25, 7:00 p.m.
Full Circle Books (in-person)
50 Penn Place
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
In conversation with Julia Bryan Thomas

Check back as more events are confirmed for the release of The Physicists’ Daughter!


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 book, The Physicists’ Daughter. Set in WWII-era New Orleans, the book introduces Justine Byrne, whom Mary Anna describes as “a little bit Rosie-the-Riveter and a little bit Bletchley Park codebreaker.” When Justine, the daughter of two physicists who taught her things girls weren’t expected to know in 1944, realizes that her boss isn’t telling her the truth about the work she does in her factory job, she draws on the legacy of her unconventional upbringing to keep her division running and protect her coworkers, her country, and herself from a war that is suddenly very close to home.