Thursday, December 17, 2015

Poisoned Pen Press announces the release of Isolation by award-winning novelist Mary Anna Evans.

Hailed as “one of the best mysteries of the year” by Mysterious Reviews, Isolation features archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth. Redbook magazine calls the Faye Longchamp series “one of seven series readers should start binge-reading now.” Publishers Weekly calls Isolation “meaty…skillful” while Kirkus calls the book “a worthy addition to Faye’s long-running series.”

About Isolation:   As Archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth struggles to recover from a shattering personal loss, she sees that everyone she loves is trying to reach out to her. If only she could reach back. Instead she’s out digging holes all over her home, the Florida island of Joyeuse. In their old plantation home, Joe Wolf Mantooth is surrounded by family―Faye, the wife he loves; their toddler son he adores; and his father, who hasn't gotten around to telling him how long he's been out of prison or how he got there―yet Joe has never felt so helpless or alone. Then a close friend at the local marina is brutally murdered, the first in a string of crimes against women that rocks Micco County. Joe, desperate to help Faye, realizes she is in danger from both her inner demons and someone who has breached the island’s isolation. Local law and environmental officials say they want to help, but to Faye and Joe they feel more like invaders. A struggling Faye reaches back over a century into her family’s history for clues. And all the while, danger snakes further into their lives, threatening the people they love, their cherished home, even the very ground―some of it poisoned―beneath their feet.

Mississippi native Mary Anna Evans is the author of the award-winning Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries. She holds an MFA in creative writing, as well as two degrees in engineering, and she is an assistant professor of professional writing at the University of Oklahoma.  Her shorter works have appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Plots with Guns, Monkeybicycle, Saw Palm, and Spartan.

Poisoned Pen Press has released Isolation in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-4642-0402-9, 288 pages, $26.95) trade paper (ISBN: 978-1-4642-0404-3, 288 pages, $15.95) large print trade paper (ISBN: 978-1-4642-0403-6, 402 pages, $23.95) and eBook ($9.99) editions.

Founded in 1997, Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher specializing in the highest quality mystery books. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press is one of the largest publishers of hardcover mysteries in the world. Titles from Poisoned Pen Press are distributed by Ingram Publisher Services, and are available through wholesalers such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Brodart, and directly from the publisher. Visit the new Poisoned Pen Press author blog and Discover Mystery™ at:

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about author Mary Anna Evans or a review copy of Isolation are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875, or by email –

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