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Jewel Box

A collection of stories by

An eight-year-old girl who has just watched as her sister was kidnapped...

A nurse who holds the lives of a mother and child in her hands...

A theme park security officer who must figure out who shoved Peter Pan off a castle turret before the press arrives...

A makeup artist who has just found a murdered starlet on a movie set...

A woman who wakes up covered in her lover's blood, knowing that she shares the DNA of the killer...

An environmentalist driven to solve the murder of a man guilty of a terrible crime against nature...

A man who would rather die than continue in slavery...

Find these unforgettable characters and more in this book-length collection of short works by Mary Anna Evans, author of the awardwinning Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries. JEWEL BOX: SHORT WORKS BY MARY ANNA EVANS includes stories and essays originally published in publications including FLORIDA HEAT WAVE, A KUDZU CHRISTMAS, MYSTERY READERS JOURNAL, NORTH FLORIDA NOIR, MYSTERY MUSES, PLOTS WITH GUNS and A MERRY BAND OF MURDERERS, as well as never-before published stories by Evans. Bonuses include a story by guest author Libby Fischer Hellmann and an excerpt from Evans' environmental thriller WOUNDED EARTH.
Mary Anna is a recipient of the Mississippi Author Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, three Florida Book Awards Bronze Medals, the Patrick D. Smith Florida Literature Award, the Phi Mu Book of the Biennium award, and an artist's residency from The Studios of Key West. KIRKUS REVIEWS called her latest release, PLUNDER, "delightfully erudite," and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called previous book, STRANGERS, "compelling." She is a founding board member of the Anhinga Writers' Workshop and she has offered workshops for aspiring authors in many states.
Her Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries, ARTIFACTS, RELICS, EFFIGIES, FINDINGS, FLOODGATES, STRANGERS, PLUNDER, and RITUALS, have been compared to the work of Tony Hillerman, Aaron Elkins, and James Lee Burke. They are available in hardcover, trade paperback, large-print, ebook, and audio editions. Her short stories, "A Singularly Unsuitable Word," "Starch," "Land of the Flowers," "Mouse House," "Twin Set," and "Low-Budget Monster Flick!" are available separately for Kindle, or as part of her collections OFFERINGS and JEWEL BOX: SHORT WORKS BY MARY ANNA EVANS. Her environmental thriller, WOUNDED EARTH, draws from her experience and training as an environmental engineer traveling the US to work at contaminated sites and hazardous waste facilities. WOUNDED EARTH and Mary Anna's book on how to write novels, called YOUR NOVEL, DAY BY DAY: A FICTION WRITER's COMPANION, are available in both print and ebook form. She is also the author, with Dr. Faith H. Wallace, of several articles on young adult literacy and the text MATHEMATICAL LITERACY IN THE MIDDLE AND SECONDARY GRADES: A MODERN APPROACH TO SPARKING STUDENT INTEREST. Mary Anna is a proud mother of three. She, her charming cat, and her humongous grand piano divide their time between Florida and New Jersey, where she is pursuing a master's in fine arts in creative writing at Rutgers. Learn more about her work at

Genre: Mystery

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April 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Jewel Box: Short Works by Mary Anna Evans
Author(s): Mary Anna Evans
ISBN: 1-4752-2659-4 / 978-1-4752-2659-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Jewel Box: Short Works by Mary Anna Evans
Author(s): Mary Anna Evans
Publisher: Joyeuse Press
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