Special early reviews of Nevada Barr

Track of the Cat from March 2004

In the first installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Track of the Cat, we were first introduced to Anna and her career as a park ranger. When Anna fled New York and dealt from the grief of losing her husband, she wanted to look for peace as a park ranger at the Guadalupe Mountain National Park in Texas. Instead she didn't escape from violence and murder, when she discovered a colleague's murdered body. She found claw marks on face and paw prints around body were almost too perfect to be from a mountain lion, but were from a killer.

This was a great introduction to the Anna Pigeon national park ranger mystery series. I cared about Anna and her need for peace, when she became a park ranger. I also cared about her sister Molly and felt the same grief as Anna did. I love the national park theme to set every story in its own location. It became so visual and gripping to see what she did in the Guadalupe Mountain National Park in Texas. You actually felt as if you were there as well. Great drama, excellent non-stop action and intrigue for this mystery from the first page to the last.

Will you find the track of the cat? Start sleuthing today with a copy in your hands!



A Superior Death from May 2004

In the 2nd installment in Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, A Superior Death, Anna returned on her second park ranger assignment, when she headed to the midwest. Anna left memories of her Texas adventure behind and was relocated to the Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Known for deep-sea diving for sunken ships in Lake Superior, Anna investigated a routine application for a diving permit revealed a grisly murder underwater. It was up to Anna to make a connection between the dead man and an ancient cargo ship, before she would be the next one to go under. 

This was another gripping mystery in the Anna Pigeon series. I still continued to care about Anna and her park ranger adventures. I loved the solid location of Lake Superior in the Isle Royale National Park in Michigan for the setting of this mystery. I did become worried about her, while she was underwater and finding clues to lead her to a killer. This would make you shiver all over. Good drama, nice action and suspense, with plenty of suspense to go all around.

Check this out today!



Ill Wind from September 2005

In the 3rd installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Ill Wind, Anna discovered a new mystery in this series. Her next assignment sent her to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. This time, the park visitors were bringing home more than their photos--they carried a deadly and strange disease. And once it strikes, it was up to Anna to find the root human source of the evil wind.

This was another great mystery in the Anna Pigeon series. I admire her tenacity to fight all sources of evil in the national parks. I continued to care about her and for her sister Molly. I loved the introduction to Frederick Stanton, when both and her sister Molly carried a torch for him in a strange love triangle. I loved the central location of Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado for the location in this storyline. Very visceral, crystal clear and visual in the description of the settings. But I didn't like it, when the park visitors got sick from their trip. This would make you flip your lid and then some. Great drama, compelling suspense and intrigue with tons of mystery and action all around to the end.

Watch out for the ill wind heading your way!  Take cover with a copy today!



Firestorm from June 2000

In the 4th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series, Firestorm, Anna returned in another gripping mystery in the national park system. This time, Anna was relocated to the Lasssen Volcanic National Park in California in the middle of winter. During a forest fire, it trapped exhausted fire fighters including Anna in the firestorm.  She discovered that two people of her group have been killed--one by fire, and the other by murder. During a rapid winter storm, it was up to Anna to find a killer in their midst before it was too late.

This was another gripping Anna Pigeon mystery. I continued to care about Anna and her park ranger adventures. I loved how this dealt with fire and winter in the same setting; I found it was ideal to set it in the Lassen Volcanic National Park in California for the location, too. This send me chilled with a bit of boiled blood, when I worried about Anna being trapped during a winter firestorm and tracking down a killer in the midst.  Great drama, very good action and tension, and plenty of mystery and suspense to the end.

Watch out for the firestorm! Take cover with a copy today!



Endangered Species from November 1999

In the 5th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Endangered Species, Anna was taken for another crazy ride in this new mystery for her next assignment. Anna investigated a plane crash in Cumberland Island, Georgia, while the FAA "experts" were called to evaluate the crash. But she can't let it rest in other people's hands. Her own inquiry caused her to stumble across some shady dealings that question the honor and integrity of her own crew.

This was another gripping Anna Pigeon mystery series. I did continue to care about Anna and her own NPS crew. It was iffy on the FAA and the NTSB in my opinion. I did like the location of the Cumberland Island National Park in Georgia for the setting of this one. This would make you shake your head and moan and groan, too. Great drama, intense non-stop action and plenty of intrigue to keep you hooked right to the end.

Don't become an endangered species? Check this out right away!



Blind Descent from August 2001

In the 6th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Blind Descent, Anna returned to solve another mind-boggling mystery in a  national park. For her sixth assignment, she was relocated to the Carlsbad Cavern National Park in New Mexico. When a fellow ranger was injured in a caving accident at Lechuguilla Cavern, a man-eating cave that was discovered in the 1980s, that extended for miles with limestone, stalactites and pits in a maze, Anna swallowed her fear of small spaces to help a fellow friend in need and descended down the cavern. Worse than her own claustrophobia, she needed to figure out who to trust and who not to trust, when greed took over mankind, and who shall she let live or die.

This was another terrific Anna Pigeon mystery. I continued to care for Anna throughout this series. I love the concept of spelunking in cavern for this story's plotline. I loved the Carlsbad Cavern National Park in New Mexico for the central location and setting. It was so visual and gripping to get into the depths of those dark caves. This would make you cringe and sigh, every now and then. Great drama, good non-stop action and tons of plenty of intrigue and mystery to the end.

Ready for your blind descent? If you ready to rappel down, grab a copy today!



Liberty Falling from September 2003

In the 7th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Liberty Falling, Anna took on another adventure as a park ranger. Ever since Anna fled New York to escape the pain from her husband's death, she returned to her home state, when her sister was clinging to life in a NYC hospital's ICU, and roomed with a local friend. So she spend her time roaming around Liberty Island, when a local girl fell to her death from the statue. Not only her death was a mystery, but she would uncover an insidious threat who would wreck havoc to her and others on that day.

This was another great mystery in the Anna Pigeon series. I continued to care for Anna and for her sister Molly, too. I was saddened that Anna had to return to NYC, and when that woman fell from the statue. This gave me a heavy heart and some tears to cry. I loved the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and Ellis Island National Park in NYC to be the central location for the setting. Great drama, excellent non-stop action and suspense, with plenty of mystery from the first page to the last.

Will you be watching out for Lady Liberty? Check it out today!



Deep South from July 2002

In the 8th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Deep South, Anna discovered a racial-motivated hatred and murder in her next assignment. A promotion waits for her in Port Gibson, Mississippi, along the Natchez Trace Parkway. She butted head with the new head ranger, while she was filled with resentment that might compromise her ability to do the job. She also experienced the horrible deep secrets of the south, too, when she came across a dead body of a girl in a cemetery with a noose around her head.  Anna struggled for questions that should never be answered.

This was another great Anna Pigeon mystery that dealt with racial overtones. I cared about Anna and hated for prejudice to continue in every part of the country. There was no injustice, when there should be peace and love amongst each other. I loved the Port Gibson location in the Natchez Trace Parkway for the central settings. This would make your blood boil and angry at the same time, and later sigh for a relief. Great drama, good intrigue with tons of action, and plenty of mystery, too.

Will you experience tension in the deep south? Check it out today!



Blood Lure from July 2003

In the 9th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Blood Lure, Anna returned in her latest mystery in the national park system. Anna was sent on a cross-training assignment to study grizzly bears in the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in Montana.  Along with bear researcher, Joan Rand, and a teen boy, they hiked the backcountry looking for the bears. Then the tables have been turned on them on the second night, when a camper was killed, the boy was missing, and the bears were now after them. Now Anna was caught in a grip of fear, when Mother Nature eventually had snapped.

This was another gripping Anna Pigeon mystery. I loved the concept of studying grizzling bear and the theme of hiking the backcountry. I also loved the location of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in Montana for the settings as well. I cared about Anna and Joan and did become worrisome about the bears. This made me worried and intrigued at the same time, while it did leave me in a cold sweat. Great drama, excellent action with plenty of suspense, intrigue and lots of mystery about the study of bears.

Will you check out Blood Lure today?



Hunting Season from February 2003

In the 10th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Hunting Season, Anna returned to another disturbing mystery for her latest assignment. She returned back to Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway, when she answered a call at Mt. Locust, a former plantation and inn, which was now a tourist spot. Instead of finding a distressed tourist, she found a naked dead man with marks on his body and a Bible's ominous passages circled in red. There were secrets that prominent men wanted to keep secrets and to stay that way, when she stumbled across on them, too.

This was another great Anna Pigeon mystery, which dealt with a most disturbing nature. I continued to care about Anna, when she met Paul Davidson, a potential new love interest in her life. I still loved the vast and majestic backdrop of Natchez Trace in Mississippi.  I didn't like the mean tricks people did with those gruesome crimes.  This would make you bite your tongue and grit your teeth in some parts.  Real good drama, nice action and suspense, and lots of intrigue to the end.

Watch out in hunting season! Duck for cover with a copy today!



Flashback from May 2005

In the 11th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Flashback, Anna returned on another mystery for her next assignment. When Anna ran from Paul Davidson's marriage proposal, she headed to Garden Key Island at the Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, right off of Key West.  With her temporary supervisory ranger role, she learned that this island paradise had its own secrets of the past and the present as well, right to the Civil War.  Stationed alone, her sister Molly sent her packets of letters from their great-great aunt, when she had a visions of that time period. Back to the present, when a boat explosion happened with unidentified body parts, she knew that both worlds were closing in on her. She needed to find answers or weather the storm.

This was another terrific Anna Pigeon mystery series. I continued to care about Anna and her relationship with Paul. I loved the storyline of the Civil War period and of the present world had collided. I loved the Dry Tortugas National Park in Key West, Florida, for the ideal location and setting for this storyline. This would make you appreciate the finer things in life and take a big breath in the end. Great drama, excellent non-stop action and suspense, and lots of intrigue in the end.

Will you have a flashback to the past? If so, stay in the present with a copy today!



High Country from October 2004

In the 12th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, High Country, Anna returned to encounter another dangerous mystery. For her next assignment, she was relocated to Yosemite National Park's high country in California. Stationed at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel, four young rangers disappeared.Two weeks of Search-and-rescue teams turned up nothing, when they didn't know if they died or went AWOL. While Anna did dining room duty for the past week, she noticed that other employees were threatened by a sickness. When her life was threatened and her boss turned away, she followed the trail to the high country to seek adventure and await another dangerous nightmare.

This was another terrific Anna Pigeon mystery in the NPS series. I cared about Anna and her fellow park rangers. I became concerned with the illness in the air and the missing park rangers. I loved the Yosemite National Park and the Ahwahnee Hotel in California for the setting and location. It was visual and majestic to see her from her eyes. This would make you take a deep breath and leave you breathless in a cold sweat. Great drama, good non-stop action with plenty of intrigue and suspense to make this mystery intense and surprisingly good.

Will you travel to the high country? If so, stay safe with a copy in your hands now!



Winter Study from January 2009

In the 14th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Winter Study, Anna returned to solve another mystery during winter-time. This time, we've found Anna had been relocated back to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, Michigan. She was sent there to learn about a study of wolves with a wolf study team, whom she stayed in the lodge with, along with two Home Security scientists, who assessed the study to open the park in the winter. But after her arrival, the wolves acted in bizarre ways, when they might be a wolf/dog hybrid have been introduced to the island. But when someone on her team was savaged, Anna believed they might be stalking her, she fought for her own survival without electricity and freezing cold temperatures.

This was another gripping Anna Pigeon mystery in the NPS series. I continued to care about Anna and her park ranger mystery adventures. I loved how she returned back to Lake Superior Michigan for this setting and to have the location set in the winter. I also became concerned about the wolf study and the team, too. This would make you shake your head in disbelief and moan and groan as well. Great drama, excellent intense non-stop action and suspense, and plenty of intriguing twists and turns for this mystery.

Do you want to be a part of the winter study? Pick up a copy today!



Borderline from May 2009

In the 15th installment of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mystery series, Borderline, Anna returned to solve another mystical and wild adventure for this mystery. Shaken from her ordeal in Lake Superior, Anna was on administrative leave and diagnosed with PTSD, she went on a rafting trip with her new husband Paul in Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas. But when their raft was lost, it wasn't anything but peaceful and relaxing. A young college student fell overboard, and caught between two boulders was a pregnant woman who was more dead than alive. They've found themselves sucked in a labyrinth between the Mexican Desert and the Governor's Mansion in Austin.

This was another fantastic Anna Pigeon mystery. I cared about Anna, her health and her well-being, since she survived from that harrowing ordeal.  I was glad she had Paul with her on that rafting trip. I loved the location of Big Bend National Park in Texas for the setting of this storyline. I loved the concept that it dealt with the borderline of immigrants crossing from Mexico to USA. This would make your hairs raise on your arms and catch your breath. Great drama, excellent non-stop action with intrigue, suspense and plenty of mystery to go around.

Will your cross that borderline? Give this book a try this week!


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