New Release Books by Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr is the author of What Rose Forgot (2019), 13 ½: A Novel (2018), Boar Island (2016), Destroyer Angel (2014), Hard Truth (2013) and other 69 books.

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What Rose Forgot

release date: Oct 02, 2019

13 ½: A Novel

release date: Nov 30, 2018
13 ½: A Novel
In 1971, the state of Minnesota was rocked by the "Butcher Boy" incident, as coverage of a family brutally murdered by one of their own swept across newspapers and television screens nationwide. Now, in present-day New Orleans, Polly Deschamps finds herself at yet another lonely crossroads in her life. No stranger to tragedy, Polly was a runaway at the age of fifteen, escaping a nightmarish Mississippi childhood. Lonely, that is, until she encounters architect Marshall Marchand. Polly is immediately smitten. She finds him attractive, charming, and intelligent. Marshall, a lifelong bachelor, spends most of his time with his brother Danny. When Polly’s two young daughters from her previous marriage are likewise taken with Marshall, she marries him. However, as Polly begins to settle into her new life, she becomes uneasy about her husband’s increasing dark moods, fearing that Danny may be influencing Marshall in ways she cannot understand. But what of the ominous prediction by a New Orleans tarot card reader, who proclaims that Polly will murder her husband? What, if any, is the Marchands'' connection to the infamous "Butcher Boy" multiple homicide? And could Marshall and his eccentric brother be keeping a dark secret from Polly, one that will shatter the happiness she has forever prayed for?

Boar Island

release date: May 17, 2016
Boar Island
Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon. While they try to deal with the fragile state of affairs---and find the person behind the harassment---the three adults decide the best thing to do is to remove Elizabeth from the situation. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island. But the move east doesn''t solve the problem. The stalker has followed them east. And Heath (a paraplegic) and Elizabeth aren''t alone on the otherwise deserted island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her. BOAR ISLAND is a brilliant intertwining of past and present, of victims and killers, in a compelling novel that only Nevada Barr could write.

Destroyer Angel

release date: Apr 01, 2014
Destroyer Angel
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on vacation—an autumn canoe trip in the to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With Anna is her friend Heath, a paraplegic; Heath''s fifteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth; Leah, a wealthy designer of outdoor equipment; and her daughter, Katie, who is thirteen. For Heath and Leah, this is a shakedown cruise to test a new cutting edge line of camping equipment. The equipment, designed by Leah, will make camping and canoeing more accessible to disabled outdoorsmen. On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs, armed with rifles, pistols, and knives, have taken the two women and their teenaged daughters captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed or flown out of the country, in Destroyer Angel, the New York Times bestseller by Nevada Barr.

Hard Truth

release date: Jul 04, 2013
Hard Truth
Anna finds herself in a new job ? that of District Ranger in Rocky Mountain?s National Park. Paul Davidson, her long-time love, is a thousand miles away. Dropped into the middle of a mystery that has had the park in a state of turmoil for six weeks, she at first thinks it?s solved itself ? until the voices start ? voices without bodies ... until the small slayings turn into bigger, and even the most obtuse administrator must realize something is desperately wrong in the mountains.

Hunting Season

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Hunting Season
The tenth Anna Pigeon mystery When Anna answers a call to historic Mt. Locust, once a producing plantation and inn on Mississippi?s Natchez Trace Parkway and now a tourist spot, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. But the man Anna finds in the stand?s old bedroom is no tourist in distress. He?s nearly naked, and very dead, his body bearing marks consistent with an S&M ritual gone awry. On a writing table nearby is an open Bible, ominous passages circled in red. It seems the deceased is the brother of Raymond Barnette, local undertaker and a candidate for sheriff, who wants to keep any hint of kinkiness out of the minds of the God-fearing populace. Ray may be hiding a house full of secrets in the old family homestead, but before Anna can start her investigation, she?s waylaid by malevolent poachers, peevish co-workers, and a suddenly turbulent romantic life. And when hidden agendas and old allegiances are revealed, it?s suddenly Anna?s life that''s on the line.

High Country

release date: Jun 06, 2013
High Country
It?s fall in the Sierra Mountains, and Anna Pigeon is slinging hash in Yosemite National Park?s historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Four young people, all seasonal park employees, have disappeared, and two weeks of work by crack search-and-rescue teams have failed to turn up a single clue; investigators are unsure as to whether the four went AWOL for reasons of their own ? or died in the park. Needing an out-of-park ranger to work undercover, Anna is detailed to dining room duty; but after a week of waiting tables, she knows the missing employees are only the first indication of a sickness threatening the park. Her twenty-something roommates give up their party-girl ways and panic; her new restaurant colleagues regard her with suspicion and fear. Yet when Anna?s life is threatened and her temporary supervisor turns a deaf ear, she follows the scent of evil, taking a solo hike up a snowy trail to the high country, seeking answers. What awaits her is a nightmare of death and greed ? and perhaps her final adventure

Destroyer Angel (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 18)

release date: Apr 01, 2014
Destroyer Angel (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 18)
Can Anna rescue her friends before it''s too late? In gripping mystery Destroyer Angel, Nevada Barr transports you once again to the wild and dangerous landscapes of America''s National Parks. Perfect for fans of Paul Doiron and Janet Evanovich. ''Nature''s combination of awesome beauty and brutal terror are strikingly portrayed in Nevada Barr''s mysteries'' - Seattle Times After a summer fighting wildfire, US Park Ranger Anna Pigeon sets off on a camping trip to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With her are four women: Heath, Leah and their two teenage daughters. For Heath, who is paraplegic, it is the chance to test out a new, cutting edge line of outdoor equipment, designed by Leah to make the wilderness more accessible to disabled campers. On their second night, Anna takes a canoe out on the Fox River but when she returns, she finds that a band of kidnappers, armed with rifles, pistols and knives, has taken the group hostage. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, it is up to Anna to track them across the treacherous landscape and rescue her friends before it is too late... What readers are saying about Destroyer Angel: ''This book drew me in from early on and I was gripped throughout. The characterisation was spot on'' ''Wow this book I couldn''t put it down!... intriguing and fast paced'' ''What a ride! The suspense is "edge of your seat"''

Flashback

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Flashback
Escaping a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbour seventy miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets it would keep, not just in the present, but in shadows from its gritty past, when it served as a prison during the Civil War, and for the Lincoln assassination conspirators afterward. Here, on this last lick of the United States, in a giant crumbling fortress, Anna has little company besides the occasional sunburned tourist or unruly shrimper. When her sister, Molly, sends her a packet of letters from a great-great-aunt who lived at the fort with her husband, a career soldier, Anna?s fantasy life is filled with visions of this long-ago time. But a mysterious boat explosion and the discovery of unidentifiable body parts keeps Anna anchored to the present, and she soon finds crimes of yesterday and today closing in on her. A tangled web that was woven before she arrived threatens her sanity and her life. Cut off from the mainland by miles of water, poor phone service, and sketchy radio contact, Anna must find answers and weather a storm that rivals the hurricanes for which the islands are famous.

Deep South

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Deep South
In Deep South, Park Ranger Anna Pigeon heads to Mississippi, only to encounter terrible secrets in the heart of the south? Anna Pigeon finally gives in to her bureaucratic clock ? and signs on for a promotion. Next thing she knows, she?s knee-deep in mud and Mississippi. Not exactly what she had in mind. Almost immediately, as the new district ranger on the Natchez Trace, Anna discovers the body of a young prom queen near a country cemetery, a sheet around her head, a noose around her neck. It?s a bizarre twist on a best-forgotten past of frightening racial undertones. As fast as the ever-encroaching kudzu vines of the region, the roots of this story run deep ? and threaten to suffocate anyone in the way, including Anna?

Blood Lure

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Blood Lure
Straddling the border between Montana and Canada lies the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ? Anna?s home away from home when she is sent on a cross-training assignment to study grizzly bears. Along with bear researcher Joan Rand and a volatile, unpredictable teenage boy, Anna hikes the backcountry, seeking signs of bear. But the tables are turned on their second night out, when one of the beasts comes looking for them. Daybreak finds the boy missing, a camper mutilated, and Anna caught in a grip of fear, painfully aware that her lifelong bond with nature has inexplicably snapped . . .

Burn (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 16)

release date: Jul 04, 2013
Burn (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 16)
There''s always calm before a storm... Burn is a captivating mystery from Nevada Barr, featuring the much-loved Anna Pigeon. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Janet Evanovich. ''Outstanding... Anna''s complex personality continues to elevate the series'' - Publishers Weekly Anna Pigeon, a Ranger with the National Park Service, is newly married but on administrative leave from her job as she recovers from the traumas of the past couple of months. While the physical wounds have healed, the emotional ones are still healing. With her new husband back at work, Anna decides to go and stay with an old friend from the Park Service, Geneva, who works as a singer at the New Orleans Jazz NHP. She isn''t in town long before she crosses paths with a tenant of Geneva''s, a creepy guy named Jordan. She discovers what seems to be an attempt to place a curse on her - a gruesomely killed pigeon marked with runic symbols; and begins to slowly find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans. Tied up in all of this is Jordan, who is not at all what he appears to be; a fugitive mother accused of killing her husband and daughters in a fire; and faint whispers of unpleasant goings-on in the heart of the slowly recovering city... What readers are saying about the Anna Pigeon Mysteries: ''Hands down, the best author out there for adventure!'' ''I was captivated by the roller coaster storytelling'' ''The writing is exquisite, observations unique, the protagonist one of the most interesting and real around''

Firestorm (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 4)

release date: Jul 04, 2013
Firestorm (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 4)
Anna Pigeon finds herself in the eye of the storm... Nevada Barr''s intrepid heroine Anna Pigeon returns in Firestorm, the fourth novel in the acclaimed crime series. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Janet Evanovich. ''Barr is a splendid storyteller'' - Los Angeles Times Book Review An insatiable, unstoppable beast, the wildfire called Jackknife has already devoured 17,000 acres of California''s Lassen Volcanic National Park. A devastating force of nature, it has brought out the very best - and worst - in those sworn to defeat it. Ranger Anna Pigeon is among the exhausted firefighters, serving as medic and spike camp security, when an abrupt weather shift sends Jackknife racing relentlessly in their direction. And when the monstrous blaze has passed, Anna emerges from her protective shelter to discover two men are dead: one a victim of the hungry flames, the other stabbed through the heart. Now, trapped in a nightmarish landscape of snow and ash, cut off from rescue by a rampaging winter storm, Anna must investigate an inexplicable homicide - as she and nine others struggle to survive the terrible rage of nature... and the murderer in their midst. What readers are saying about Firestorm: ''Terrifying and gripping'' ''An excellent, intelligent read'' ''Riveting -five stars''

Winter Study (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 14)

release date: Jul 04, 2013
Winter Study (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 14)
A beautiful, idyllic refuge becomes a place of danger beyond the ordinary... In Nevada Barr''s Winter Study, Anna Pigeon finds trouble brewing amongst a pack of wolves. Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich. ''Strong, evocative writing... frigid winds blow through Winter Study as the suspense heats up'' - South Florida Sun-Sentinel It is January, and Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is sent to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to learn about managing and understanding wolves, as her home base of Rocky Mountain National Park might soon have its own pack of the magnificent, much maligned animals. She''s lodging in the island''s bunkhouse with the famed wolf study team, along with two scientists from Homeland Security, who are assessing the study with an eye to opening the park in the winters - an act that would effectively bring an end to the fifty-year project. However, soon after Anna''s arrival, the wolf packs under observation begin to behave in peculiar ways... What readers are saying about Winter Study: ''Plenty of thrills and chills in Winter Study. You may want to get under a blanket to read it'' ''An engrossing adventure tale'' ''This was an exceptionally enjoyable book - absolutely riveting''

The Rope (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 17)

release date: Jul 04, 2013
The Rope (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 17)
It all begins here... Nevada Barr''s The Rope details Anna''s early days as a park ranger, and the events that shaped her life. Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and Paul Doiron. ''A harrowing survival story, well imagined and forcefully told, about a brutal act that inspires a weak woman to become a strong one'' - Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review It''s 1995. Fresh off the bus from New York City, a broken-hearted 35-year-old named Anna Pigeon takes her first job as a park employee: a decidedly unglamorous, seasonal stint at the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, she goes hiking alone in the park - never to return. Her co-workers assume she''s moved on since her cabin is cleaned out. But when Anna wakes up - trapped at the bottom of a well, naked, with no supplies and no memory of how she got there - she must draw upon all of her strength, courage, and skill to survive. Because whoever set Anna''s trap isn''t through with her yet... What readers are saying about The Rope: ''I read [this book] in one sitting... The story has a terrific opening and the suspense continues to the end'' ''Anna Pigeon has to be one of everyone''s favourite heroines, mainly because over a long series of books she remains a constant mix of dry humour, and inner strength which while admirable and amazing, never quite gets to super human and unattainable'' ''Interesting, unusual, and exciting''

13 1/2

release date: Jul 04, 2013
13 1/2
Like history, some crimes are doomed to repeat themselves... 13 1⁄2 is a taut and terrifying stand-alone psychological thriller from acclaimed author Nevada Barr. Perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Janet Evanovich. ''Stunning... Spellbinding psychological suspense with twists you won''t see coming... An amazing, virtuoso piece of writing'' - Lee Child Polly Deschamps suspects there might be a connection between her beau and a series of decades-old murders. Two broken pasts collide in an uncertain present carrying the reader from the horrifying 1970s murder spree of a child - dubbed ''Butcher Boy'' by a shocked public - in Rochester, Minnesota, to Polly, the abused daughter of Mississippi ''trailer trash'', to post-Katrina New Orleans. What readers are saying about 131⁄2: ''Barr''s book captivated me. The style had me hooked right up to the end'' ''Nevada Barr has taken it to the next level'' ''Dark and wonderful - I couldn''t put it down''

Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 1)

release date: May 09, 2013
Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 1)
She was looking for peace, yet finds murder instead... Nevada Barr''s award-winning series featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon brings an unyielding love of nature and sense of fair play to the mystery genre - delve into the first adventure in Track of the Cat. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Paul Doiron. ''Thrilling... Ms. Barr has a naturalist''s eye for detail and an environmentalist''s fury at the destruction of the wilderness'' - New York Times Book Review Patrolling the remote West Texas backcountry, Anna''s first job as a national park ranger is marred by violence she thought she had left behind: the brutal death of a fellow ranger. When the cause of death is chalked up to a mountain lion attack, Anna''s rage knows no bounds. It''s up to her to save the protected cats from the politics and prejudices of the locals - and prove the kill was the work of a species far less rare... What readers are saying about Track of the Cat: ''Nevada Barr has a fabulous way of writing and her descriptions of the beautiful landscapes and natural beauty of these parks is just wonderful'' ''Full of nature and heat, [this book is] excellently written to involve us in the story'' ''Five stars''

Liberty Falling

release date: Oct 05, 2010
Liberty Falling
Anna Pigeon is in Manhattan to look after her hospitalized sister, and explores the Statue of Liberty in her spare time. But when a teenage girl falls to her death from Liberty''s ledge, Anna wonders if the suicide was actually a homicide-and begins an investigation that puts her in the line of fire.

Flashback (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 11)

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Flashback (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 11)
Cut off from civilisation, can Anna weather the coming storm? Flashback is the eleventh riveting Anna Pigeon novel from acclaimed crime writer Nevada Barr. Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and Paul Doiron. ''What lifts the Anna Pigeon novels far above most other contemporary amateur sleuth mysteries is Barr''s exquisite writing - it swoops, it soars, sails then catches you unawares beneath the heart and takes your breath away'' - Cleveland Plain Dealer Escaping a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbour seventy miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets it would keep, not just in the present, but in shadows from its gritty past, when it served as a prison during the Civil War, and for the Lincoln assassination conspirators afterwards. Here, on this last lick of the United States, in a giant crumbling fortress, Anna has little company besides the occasional sunburned tourist or unruly shrimper. When her sister, Molly, sends her a packet of letters from a great-great-aunt who lived at the fort with her husband, a career soldier, Anna''s fantasy is filled with visions of this long-ago time. But a mysterious boat explosion and the discovery of unidentifiable body parts keeps Anna anchored to the present, and she soon finds crimes of yesterday and today closing in on her. A tangled web that was woven before she arrived threatens her sanity and her life. Cut off from the mainland by miles of water, poor phone service, and sketchy radio contact, Anna must find answers and weather a storm that rivals the hurricanes for which the islands are famous. What readers are saying about Flashback: ''You''ll be gripping the edge of your seat with tension whilst you read... I couldn''t keep my nose out of it till I''d read it in two days!'' ''I was captivated by the roller coaster storytelling'' ''This [book] was fabulous... truly a page turner that I couldn''t put down''

Deep South (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 8)

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Deep South (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 8)
Anna Pigeon encounters terrible secrets in the heart of the south... Relocated to Mississippi, Anna Pigeon encounters one of her most troubling cases yet in Deep South, the eighth novel in Nevada Barr''s acclaimed crime series. Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich. ''A nifty thriller... Barr''s one heckuva writer... Her tales read like Patricia Cornwell exploring the great outdoors'' - Jackson Clarion-Ledger Anna Pigeon finally gives in to her bureaucratic clock - and signs on for a promotion. Next thing she knows, she''s knee-deep in mud and Mississippi. Not exactly what she had in mind. Almost immediately, as the new district ranger on the Natchez Trace, Anna discovers the body of a young prom queen near a country cemetery, a sheet around her head, a noose around her neck. It''s a bizarre twist on a best-forgotten past of frightening racial undertones. As fast as the ever-encroaching kudzu vines of the region, the roots of this story run deep - and threaten to suffocate anyone in the way, including Anna... What readers are saying about Deep South: ''A richly textured, thoughtful and provocative mystery set in an enchanting part of our world'' ''You are immediately drawn in to the story, and unable to put it down until the very last word!'' ''[Nevada Barr] doesn''t just tell you about the Deep South, she takes you there... This is one of those books you wish would never end''

13/5 (Large Print 16pt)

release date: Jun 01, 2010
13/5 (Large Print 16pt)
In 1971, the state of Minnesota was rocked by the ''''Butcher Boy'''' incident, as coverage of a family brutally murdered by one of their own swept across newspapers and television screens nationwide. Now, in present-day New Orleans, Polly Deschamps finds herself at yet another lonely crossroads in her life. No stranger to tragedy, Polly was a runaway at the age of fifteen, escaping a nightmarish Mississippi childhood. Lonely, that is, until she encounters architect Marshall Marchand. Polly is immediately smitten. She finds him attractive, charming, and intelligent. Marshall, a lifelong bachelor, spends most of his time with his brother Danny. When Polly''s two young daughters from her previous marriage are likewise taken with Marshall, she marries him. However, as Polly begins to settle into her new life, she becomes uneasy about her husband''s increasing dark moods, fearing that Danny may be influencing Marshall in ways she cannot understand. But what of the ominous prediction by a New Orleans tarot card reader, who proclaims that Polly will murder her husband? What, if any, is the Marchands'' connection to the infamous ''''Butcher Boy'''' multiple homicide? And could Marshall and his eccentric brother.

Liberty Falling (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 7)

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Liberty Falling (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 7)
There is peril beneath the watchful eyes of the Lady... Anna Pigeon leaves the wilderness behind for the bustle of New York City in Liberty Falling, the gripping mystery from bestselling author Nevada Barr. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Paul Doiron. ''Her best book yet... Plenty of action and suspense... Liberty Falling offers something for mystery fans of every stripe'' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel When Anna Pigeon left New York City after her husband was killed, she hoped it would be forever. But now her sister Molly is clinging to life in an uptown hospital ICU, so Anna has reluctantly returned. Rooming with a friend and fellow park ranger in close quarters on Liberty Island - the small strip of land that is home to Lady Liberty - Anna spends her free time exploring the grand monument and the crumbling, overgrown, and eerie ruins in the unrestored sections of nearby Ellis Island. But the peace she seeks here is shattered when she finds herself among a crowd gathered at the Lady''s base, staring at the broken body of a teenager who fell - or was pushed - to her death. The reason behind the young girl''s fatal plunge is not the only mystery alive on these historic sites - nor will hers be the only death. Hidden in a dangerous labyrinth of stone, glass, and steel are secrets Anna Pigeon is now compelled to uncover... and an insidious threat to herself and to others that could wreak havoc on a nation''s proudest day. What readers are saying about Liberty Falling: ''Nevada Barr delivers a very puzzling murder mystery that will leave you guessing up to the very end'' ''The writing is exquisite, observations unique, the protagonist one of the most interesting and real around'' ''Any Anna Pigeon novel is a treat, but Liberty Falling is a special delight in a top series''

Ill Wind (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 3)

release date: May 09, 2013
Ill Wind (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 3)
Nature is close at hand - but then again, so is murder... Ill Wind is the third novel in Nevada Barr''s gripping crime series featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Sue Grafton. ''Stirring... vivid... vibrant... intelligent'' - New York Times Book Review When national park ranger Anna Pigeon needs to find peace, she turns to nature of solace. Lucky for her, she''s been newly assigned to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Anna is enthralled by its ruins: the ancient cliff dwellings of a vanished Native American civilisation. But Anna''s reverie is shattered by an inexplicable illness affecting visitors to the popular landmark - and two mysterious tragedies: the death of a child... and the murder of a friend. Now she must find the very human source of the evil wind that is blowing through the ruins. For it threatens more innocent lives - including Anna''s own... What readers are saying about the Anna Pigeon Mysteries: ''Nevada Barr has a fabulous way of writing and her descriptions of the beautiful landscapes and natural beauty of these parks is just wonderful'' ''Well-constructed mystery which keeps you guessing until the end'' ''Five stars''

Naked Came the Phoenix

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Naked Came the Phoenix
Thirteen of today''s hottest female crime novelists--one thrilling mystery: Naked Came the Phoenix The promise of discretion and pampering-and a long-overdue reconciliation with her mother-draws Caroline Blessing, the young wife of a newly-elected Congressman, to the fancy Phoenix Spa. But after her first night in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Caroline wakes to find the rich and famous guests in turmoil and under suspicion: the spa''s flamboyant and ambitious owner has been murdered. As the secrets come out-and the body count rises, can Caroline keep herself from becoming the next victim? With contributions from: Nevada Barr ~ J.D. Robb ~ Nancy Pickard ~ Lisa Scottoline ~ Perri O''Shaughnessy ~ J.A. Jance ~ Faye Kellerman ~ Mary Jane Clark ~ Marcia Talley ~ Anne Perry ~ Diana Gabaldon ~ Val McDermid ~ Laure R. King

Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 6)

release date: May 09, 2013
Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 6)
During a rescue attempt, Anna Pigeon learns who she can trust... Blind Descent is the sixth instalment in Nevada Barr''s spellbinding crime series featuring park ranger heroine Anna Pigeon. Perfect for fans of Paul Doiron and Janet Evanovich. ''Barr''s description of this Stygian underworld - so beautiful, so mysterious and so treacherous - have a stunning visceral quality, largely because of her heroine''s affinity with the natural world'' - New York Times Book Review Lechuguilla Cavern is a man-eating cave discovered in New Mexico''s Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the mid-1980s. Estimated to extend for more than three hundred miles, only ninety of them mapped, the cave was formed by acid burning away the limestone; corridors, pits, cramped wormholes, cliffs, and splendid rooms the size of football fields tangle together in a maze shrouded in the utter darkness of the underground. When a fellow ranger is injured in a caving accident, Anna swallows her paralyzing fear of small spaces and descends into Lechuguilla to help a friend in need. Worse than the claustrophobia that haunts her are the signs - some natural and some, more ominously, manmade - that not everyone is destined to emerge from this wondrous living tomb. The terrain is alien and hostile; the greed and destructive powers of mankind all too familiar. In this place of internal terrors, Anna must learn who it is she can trust and, in the end, decide who is to live and who is to die. What readers are saying about Blind Descent: ''It''s a great pleasure to sit down with each book in this series'' ''Readers will feel, see, smell, and touch every step that Nevada Barr makes in her underground trek as if they are part of the rescue party'' ''A great mystery; very atmospheric''

A Superior Death (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 2)

release date: May 09, 2013
A Superior Death (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 2)
Sunken treasure comes at a deadly price... Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns in Nevada Barr''s A Superior Death, a mystery that unfolds in and around Lake Superior. Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich. ''Nevada Barr is one of the best'' - Boston Globe Trying to keep America''s pristine wilderness untouched is no easy job for park ranger Anna Pigeon. It''s lonely work, but her unyielding love of nature makes her well-suited for it - especially when murder mars the scene... A self-avowed ''desert rat'', Anna finds herself out of her element when she is reassigned to Isle Royale National Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Below the frigid waters lies the Kamloops, a sunken 1927 ship - the final resting place of its five victims. But when divers surface with a tale of seeing a sixth body, Anna must break the Great Lake''s grip on its icy secrets... What readers are saying about A Superior Death: ''Fantastic, brilliant, glorious'' ''Well-constructed mystery which keeps you guessing until the end'' ''Five stars''

Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 5)

release date: May 09, 2013
Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 5)
Anna Pigeon uncovers shady dealings, possible sabotage and murder... On a remote island, Anna Pigeon faces more than just isolation in Endangered Species, the gripping crime novel from Nevada Barr. Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and Paul Doiron. ''Nevada Barr''s mysteries keep getting better and better'' - Susan Isaacs In the midst of a dangerously dry season, national park ranger Anna Pigeon has been posted to Cumberland Island off the Georgia coast for a monotonous, twenty-one-day fire watch. But her boredom is short-lived, for this remote and marshy place is a breeding ground to more than just the imperilled Loggerhead turtle; it also spawns eccentricity and secrets, greed, suspicion... and murder. A small plane crashes into the palmetto thickets nearby. Anna and her crew arrive in time to control the blaze, but too late to save the pilot and his passenger, Cumberland''s sole law enforcement ranger. When the cause of the ''accident'' is determined to be sabotage, Anna becomes entangled in an investigation that threatens to upset the very delicate balance of this fragile ecological preserve. For she is precariously close to exposing dark, clandestine crimes, both old and new, that someone has worked very diligently to conceal... and which makes Anna Pigeon the most endangered creature on the island. What readers are saying about Endangered Species: ''Full of suspense [and] once started, difficult to put down... first class'' ''Nevada Barr never fails to keep me riveted to the page'' ''Nevada Barr''s storytelling skills and rich prose teleport you right into the middle of the park, the story, and the mind of her heroine Anna Pigeon''

Bittersweet

release date: Oct 13, 2009
Bittersweet
In her very first novel, award-winning author Nevada Barr reveals another side to her remarkable storytelling prowess with this heart-wrenching yet tender tale of two women whose boundless devotion to each other is continually challenged in nineteenth century America.

Borderline

release date: Apr 07, 2009
Borderline
The New York Times bestseller starring Anna Pigeon from the author of Winter Study. “Action-packed…a narrative that plunges readers into mystery [and] mayhem.”—The Denver Post Hoping a raft trip in Big Bend National Park will lift her spirits, Anna Pigeon and her husband Paul go to southwest Texas, where the Rio Grande is running high. The beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and the power of the river work their magic—until the raft is lost in the rapids and a young college student makes a grisly discovery. Caught in a strainer between two boulders—and more dead than alive—is a pregnant woman. Anna will soon discover that nature isn’t the only one who wants to see the woman and her baby dead…
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