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Hunting Season (Anna Pigeon, Bk 10) (Unabridged)
Hunting Season - Anna Pigeon, Bk 10 - Unabridged Author:Nevada Barr, Barbara Rosenblat 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 wit... more »h 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 coworkers, 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.« less
I'd forgotten how well done Nevada Barr's books are and what terrific detail they contain about the various National Parks. This book is set in Mississippi's Natchez Trace and Barr's experience as a park ranger shows clearly in her obvious love for nature in all forms. Series lovers will not be disappointed, newcomers to the series can read this standalone, but it is better if you move through the series in order as there is some character resolution from earlier books.