Gritty series about U.S. Forest Service/Park Ranger Anna Pigeon.
National Park Ranger, Anna Pigeon, solves murder during a forest fire. Not your average detective. A really interesting main character with lots going on.
Nevada Barr's fifth "Anna Pigeon" novel.
Amazon.com: "As her legions of loyal readers know, Nevada Barr is not a stripper nor a Las Vegas lawyer; she's a former actress and National Park Service ranger who writes excellent mysteries set in the wilderness. Her alter ego, ranger Anna Pigeon, is once again called upon to be mentally and physically astute--this time on Cumberland Island, off the Georgia coast, where the ghosts of the millionaires who used to live there are being added to by a determined killer. As usual, Barr is best at creating believable scenes of action in a setting that is beautifully detailed but never romanticized."
From School Library Journal: "Fans of park ranger Anna Pigeon have followed her from Lake Superior to Mesa Verde; now she takes them to Cumberland Island, Georgia. Part of a fire crew, Anna and her partner are first to discover the wreckage of a burning airplane, and Anna suspects sabotage. Back in civilization, her beau, Frederick, meets her sister, Molly, and discovers that she has all of Anna's good qualities, plus a penchant for city life that he shares, in contrast to Anna's love for the wilderness. The setting is an additional character as the island's lush vegetation, hot and humid weather, and abundance of ticks and chiggers add to and twist the plot. Remnants of once-grand homes of the wealthy dot the island, adding to the stench of decay and the vision of a dying Southern way of life. There is always one scene in Barr's books that remains forever etched in memory; this time it is when Anna hides in an old hog sty and becomes trapped when two of her suspects burn quantities of a marijuana crop. Unable to leave, she pays dearly for the unwanted high she receives. Even in tense situations, humor is apparent in the writing, which makes the reading enjoyable and the suspense more palatable." Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
I like reading her books set in the national parks
I thoroughly enjoy this series. You learn so much about different national parks.
this time anna is on an island off the Georgia coast. a great story
Anna Pigeon, national park ranger, is posted on routine fire duty watch on an island off the Georgia coast. When a small plane crashes nearby and Anna, assigned to assist the investigator, discovers secrets, more secrets and becomes endangered herself.
I am a big fan of our national parks and big fan of Nevada Barr. Just hate that our protagonist Anna gets the crap beat out of her in every adventure.
This is a great series. Good action, interesting characters and descriptions of National Parks that fit into the story.
One in a series of books based in National Parks with park ranger, Anna Pigeon, being a Kinsey Milhone of the Park Service. Setting:Cumberland Island off the Georgia Coast.
I enjoyed this book because I have visited the location. Otherwise, it isn't one of the author's best works.
So disappointing. Too many "cutsy" remarks which didn't add to the story. Too many coincidences. Too drawn out, as if she had to fill a certain number of pages.
I liked the first four, but after I finished this one, I posted the next two I had to my bookshelf without reading them.
Very good story although not her best. Read during cruise and now my wife is reading it. Recommend to all Anna fans.