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First of all I would like to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read an arc of Catacombs I ve been a fan of this series since the beginning but have not read the last couple of books so I happily jumped at the chance to read this one Faye and Joe are at a conference of Indigenous art and artisans The conference literally starts off with a bang Faye is meeting with Joe s cousin Cully when a bomb goes off Although shaken both Faye and Cully are ok The FBI requests Faye s help, and a secret room below the hotel is revealedalong with the bodies of 3 little boys Thoughts of the little bodies along with the legend of an underground city that the early Chinese inhabited is enough to get Faye s full attention It s a race to discover who the bomber is and if there is a tie in to the dead children in the mysterious room And then one of the conference speakers disappears and the tension continues to mount A surprise twist results in a breathless ending.Mary Anna Evans gives us an intelligent well paced mystery interspersed with fascinating bits of the history of the Oklahoma City area All her characters are interesting and well developed Cully and Jakob are new additions and I hope we get to see them in the future While this book can be read and enjoyed as a standalone I would recommend reading the first couple of books first if for no other reason than to gain an understanding of Faye and Joe s beginnings I highly recommend Mary Anna Evans Faye Longchamp series This is 12 in the Faye Longchamp mystery series, but it works as a standalone This is my first venture into the books, and I was not confused by character relationships or any references to past events What I enjoyed1 The story reveals timely cultural issues.I had expected a straight forward amateur detective type mystery While I got that and it s a doozy , I also got a thoughtful, moving look at prejudices in our society Even better These arise naturally from the story circumstances This isn t a book about an issue but a story that reveals an issue There s a difference.Evans writes with compassion, even as she describes the horrible ways that prejudices filter down through the years Cully an old movie star returning to Oklahoma and Sly Faye s father in law both attended Indian schools The under funded schools lacked even basic items that make up back to school lists each year in the United States pencils, paper, books There was abuse at some schools All of this is a true and shameful part of U.S history Both characters left without diplomas and had to build lives for themselves without it.The catacombs of the title are the underground dwellings of a Chinese community in the early 20th century These creative people dug through the walls of their below ground basement apartments and created a multi leveled living area beneath Oklahoma City As strange as it sounds, this actually happened Fascinating Horrible, too They weren t paid adequate wages and landlords refused to rent decent apartments to them Why Their ethnicity.And then there s protest against the academic conference on Indigenous Art It s disappointing but not surprising that certain types of people would protest this exploration of a culture that is not theirs.There s a running theme about the idea of invisible people Faye observes that the hotel maids are invisible to most Those with power might not see them as people or consider their needs But Faye does.2 Faye Longchamp Mantooth is unique.She s observant and astute, two qualities that I imagine archeologists need in abundance The tidbits of professional knowledge are fascinating While she s definitely a strong woman and a feminist, she is considerate and understanding of different codes of honor For example, both she and Cully are somewhat hurt in the bombing Medics attend Faye first and she wants to protest Cully is an old man Examine him first But she knows that his chivalrous nature and generational ideas would never allow him to be treated before a woman So instead of protesting, she respects that by remaining silent And Cully does a jig to demonstrate his healthy state 3 Faye and Joe s relationship is realistic and beautiful.Evans gives us a realistic marital relationship here Joe and Faye know each other, deeply care about each other, and feel secure enough in that love to argue together A healthy relationship doesn t mean a conflict free one They support each other s work She sees even potential greatness lying inside him and is determined to make her husband shine It s beautiful.4 And.There s much that I could rave about The plot is great The writing is terrific All in all, it s a well crafted story Evans writes with compassion and understanding, and this is a wonderful book Thanks again to Netgalley and Poisoned Pen Press for a copy of Catacombs in exchange for an honest review It was a pleasure to read this book. @READ EPUB ⛓ Catacombs â Amazing E Book, Catacombs Author Mary Anna Evans This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Catacombs , Essay By Mary Anna Evans Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You 5 starsI read the Kindle edition.Another wonderful story by Mary Anna Evans Archeologist Faye Longchamp Mantooth gets herself into another captivating adventure once This time she is attending a seminar on Native American crafting skills with her husband Joe in Oklahoma City A bomb goes off in the lobby of the hotel where they are staying just as Faye is getting to know her new cousin in law movie actor Cully Mantooth He is a cousin of Joe s The FBI wants her expertise with some evidence that they found under the city where nearly a century earlier Chinese immigrants lived They were felling from the hatred and discrimination they experienced above ground They set out to discover the identity of the bomber who was killed in the blast Faye s eye for detail and some interesting art point them in the right direction She gets herself in a pickle when a friend goes missing and she sets out to follow Cully who is acting mysteriously This is a very good book, flawlessly written Ms Evans descriptions about Faye s surroundings are well put together they put the reader right into the story She seems to write effortlessly and beautifully She makes writing look easy, and I m sure it is not I like Faye and Joe very much and really enjoy reading about their adventures and their relationship This book reads very quickly I was sorry to see the story end I am very much looking forward to the next novel in this series I want to thank NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for forwarding to me a copy of this absolutely delightful book for me to read, enjoy and review. An action packed thrill ride in a mysterious underground Chinatown, Catacombs delights and regales Another bomb has gone off in Oklahoma City, but it seems that this bomb was only designed to kill one person Is it a suicide bomber, or did someone else set off the bomb As the questions pile up, the FBI turns to Archeologist Faye Longchamp Mantooth for help in finding the answers.What I Like The main character, Faye, and her husband Joe are both relatable and admirable It s not often I run across characters I genuinely like as if they were real but Faye and her husband, Joe, are just such characters They are unassuming and hardworking family people who love and respect each other healthily and genuinely This genuineness is precisely what drives me and other readers to read book after book in this series.I liked the way that the story explores social issues The characters confront racism in a way that enables the reader to see the racism through the main character s eyes, rather than being told about the horrific way people can act The same is true regarding the theme of invisibility, where groups of citizens older adults, Chinese in the early 1900s and the working class are virtually invisible to society The plot of the story and the way the characters are developed leads the reader to empathize, which has a profound effect.Learning about the Underground Chinatown in Oklahoma was fascinating and created the perfect setting for a mystery This piece of history has a story all its own, and the imagery in the novel enabled the reader to see and experience it.What I WishI wish I knew about the life of the bomber and that bomber s family The story included relevant information, but it just felt like there was so much to tell about them They were interesting enough that I wanted to know.I enjoyed reading this novel so much that I hope stories feature Faye Longchamp Mantooth and her genuine family ties.To Read or Not to ReadRead the whole series if you haven t already This book offers so much than the typical who done it, you can t miss it.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Available for purchase August 13, 2019Evil must be obliteratedAn explosion rocks an Oklahoma City hotel, killing only the bomber and ripping a hole in the hotel s walls revealing an underground system that a century ago housed Chinese immigrants who lived underground due to the hatred and discrimination they faced above With an immediate FBI response, one bombing victim is Archaeologist Dr Faye Longchamp Mantooth who, along with her husband and distant cousin in law movie, actor and composer Cully Mantooth, is in town for a conference on Native American artistry and indigenous crafting Given her prior experience with the FBI, she s asked to team up with FBI agents Micah Ahua Assistant Special Agent in Charge , Liu, and Goldsby, to investigate the re discovered area and what connection it may have to the bomber Alongside Patricia Kura, an engineer from the Oklahoma City Department of Public Works, they delve down into the re opened area only to discover the remains of three small children in an intricately painted room This discovery is what gets the story going and Faye finds herself in the center of a confounding situation that leads readers in one direction, only to twist them in another when least expected As the story continues to unfold, people go missing and when their found and the person responsible for everything is revealed as well as their motive it leaves readers surprised, at least it left this reader surprised I was not expecting it unfold as it did, but I thoroughly enjoyed how everything was revealed and the motive behind the book s events I very much enjoyed the characters and the relationships between them, both new and old, in this book Faye felt surprisingly realistic to me, she didn t come across as some one dimensional, easily forgettable character which shouldn t be surprising as this is the 12th Faye Longchamp book she s relatable and knowledgeable about the career field she s in I also really liked the realistic nature of the relationship between her and her husband, Joe, and the budding relationship between Faye, Joe, and Cully Faye and Joe have their arguments, but I could still tell how much they loved and respected one another As this is the first book I ve read in the series, I m looking forward to reading the others and seeing how their relationship began and developed over the previous 11 books One thing that fascinated me about the bad character is that Even s wrote them and their storyline so well that I sympathized with the character and understood their reasoning for what they did, even if it wasn t morally or legally right That s something that impressed me as I don t typically feel bad for the bad characters in the books I read Catacombs 12 in the Faye Longchamp series but can be read as a stand alone is a great way to be introduced to a new author and series character, Mary Anna Evans has certainly got me hooked on Evans writing and her character Faye the storytelling reminds me a lot of Iris Johansen s one of my absolute favs and her character Even Duncan I love the way Evans writes and how she seamlessly mixes fiction and non fiction items together ex The historical Chinese underground city with her original storyline The introduction to the factual underground Chinese immigrant settlement was incredible to learn about, it makes me wonder just how many other underground settlements there are around the country whose knowledge has been lost to time You can read about the underground settlement here, here , and here Thank you to Edelweiss and Poisoned Pen Press for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book, I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading the other books in Faye s series and what adventure awaits her in the future This review is also posted on Fathoms Amidst the Lines and Functionally Fictional. Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader Catacombs is the 12th book in the Faye Longchamp mystery series by Mary Anna Evans Due out 13th Aug 2019 from Poisoned Pen, it s 320 pages and will be available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.I read this book as a standalone without being familiar with the author or series I had no trouble following the narrative or keeping the characters clear in my mind There s enough backstory included that it gave me a powerful desire to hunt down the back catalog, without spoiling the earlier stories for me.This is a procedural mystery featuring an archaeologist who is also a consultant for law enforcement I like it that Faye is sharply intelligent and focused and the author allows her to be competent on her own terms I also like it that she s a person of color and the author doesn t feel the need to shout it from the rooftops I actually had to dig around pretty thoroughly to check that fact.This book drew me in immediately with an explosion in the hotel which is the site of an academic conference on indigenous people in America For fans of FBI type thrillers which are realistic enough to be believable, this one is a winner The plot is fairly intricate, with several disparate parallel plot threads which are woven together well The denouement is exciting and skillfully revealed Four stars Well done I m looking forward to the next book I ve also acquired the first book in the series which has drawn me in from the first page The author s a wizard with dramatic tension.Disclosure I received an ARC at no cost from the author publisher for review purposes. Superb A truly interesting and unique mystery, using recent events and expanding on them to show what happens to an individual in a shock event and how it can lead to discovering multiple layers of hurt, betrayal, and, for some, renewal and, for others, retribution at the end Surely how we live our lives can come back to haunt us and prejudice comes in multiple forms Mary Anna Evans is an outstanding wordsmith The author s description of the opening blast from the viewpoint of one victim was mesmerizing as was the discovery process for the culprit s Is there any justification for an act of violence This is one of those authors whose books I buy sight unseen, knowing each and every book is going to be an excellent adventure with Faye Longchamp Mantooth, but that it will also be a learning experience for me, the reader This one does not disappoint Who knew there were catacombs under Oklahoma City, where people were so desperate they literally carved a home for their community there in the dirt The prejudice that was behind their desperation is still prevalent today, if subtle Even a Hollywood star can suffer from prejudices based on preconceived notions The side story, an inside look at the life of a star was fascinating and a delightful counter to the seriousness of the main plot Faye laughed as her naive belief that the world ever made sense, but what better definition of a scientist could there be than a person looking for a way to make sense of the world My thanks to Barbara Peters and her staff at Poisoned Pen Press for a wonderfully produced book The cover image is beyond striking Amazing books like this are a joy to hold and to read. Catacombs, Faye Longchamp, Book 12by Mary Anna EvansI would give this novel 10 stars if I could 5 stars is simply not enough How do you describe a book that hits the ground running from the beginning and never lets up, not even for a minute, to the very end How do you describe a book full of actual history, married to a marvelous fiction that is as old as time and as fresh as yesterday s headlines The usual applies excellent plotting and pacing, a cast of wonderfully believable and relatable characters, stellar research, fantastic suspense, danger that never lets up, not even, if like me, you begin to suspect who the villain is about half way through the book, vivid descriptions that allow the reader to see the action and the surroundings as well as looking through a window And, of course, a mystery that is neatly wrapped up at the end of the book, that leaves you breathless and feeling satisfied and still anxious to see what Faye and Joe s next adventure will bring If you ve never read any of the books in this series, start it tonight The first book is called Artifacts, and it is available on. This is Evans Faye Longchamp mystery 12 Very interesting characters and stands alone even without having read previous in this series Pages start off with a BANG with a BOMB going off in a convention center in Oklahoma City Who makes the best FBI agent An archaeologist by the name of Faye Story revolves around who set the bomb and why To really add depth to the story HA HA it is revealed that below ground are Catacombs that were homes to Chinese years ago Unique story line and is worth the time if for no other reason than the historic flavor A copy of this book was provided by Poisoned Pen Press via NetGalley with no requirements for a review Comments here are my honest opinion.