Strangers (Faye Longchamp , Book 6)

February 23, 2021
Strangers (Faye Longchamp , Book 6)

"This contemporary mystery is drenched with Floridahistory and with gothic elements that should appeal to a broadrange of readers." —BooklistFaye Longchamp and husband Joe Wolf Mantooth have founded anarchaeological consulting firm—just in time for the economy totank. But a meeting with a couple who run an elegant B&B in ahistoric home in St. Augustine, Florida, lands the firm's first bigproject. Within a day of their arrival at Dunkirk Manor, a lovelyyoung employee disappears, leaving behind a sinister smear of bloodin her car, a collection of priceless artifacts, and a note askingfor Faye's help. Two days later, the missing woman's boyfriend isfound floating in the Matanzas River, his throat slashed. Thedetective in charge of the case believes that the artifacts are keyto the crime and hires Faye to track down their origin.The artifacts Faye and Joe excavate at their work site date fromevery era of St. Augustine history, and the discovery of a buriedcache of children's toys from the 1920s hits eight-months-pregnantFaye particularly hard. Dunkirk Manor seems haunted in a way thatFaye can't explain.Then a stunning discovery is made: the diary of a priest wholeft Spain in 1565 and was present at the city's birth. Faye isdriven to translate the manuscript. In what could be an unfoldingtale by the Brothers Grimm, Faye and Joe uncover some terriblesecrets....