Not the best, nor a typical entry into the series. I found the flashing back and forth between the two time periods distracting and the pulling together of the two to be overly convenient, but the new characters introduced are very good and the modern day part of the book makes for a good read overall. If you are new to this series, start at the beginning.
I found this offer of Nevada Barr to be absorbing and enthralling. I had gotten bored with Anna and dropped the series. But out of boredom one day I picked up Flashback and was instantly engrossed. I loved the duel mysteries that drew you deeper into the fort and the history of the place. It was moody and (like Firestorm) very scary. I loved it.
Anna Pigeon is out on another adventure, in Dry Tortugas NP this time. Ms. Barr deftly weaves some Civil War/ Lincoln Assassination history into this tale. It starts out rather slowly with lots of background details, but the ending is so thoroughly satisfying that you really must keep reading.
As always she pictures another NP really skillfully, and her writing about the Park Service and its diverse employees is fun and engaging. Fans of Pigeon and the Parks will like this tale.
My bookclub read this selection from Nevada Barr and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, she alternates chapters and one of our members read the book in that manner--first all present day, then all in the past. I don't, however, recommend that method. What I found intriguing was the history about John Wilkes Booth and those who helped him along with the woman who was married to the commander of the prison there on the islands. Her letters and Nevada reading them and having a mystery of her own to solve made it a doubly enjoyable read. If you enjoy historical fiction you'll especially like this. It's the only book of hers that I've kept.
Fleeing personal problems, park ranger Anna Pigeon takes a temporary assignment in Dry Tortugas Nat'l Park, a grouping of tiny islands 70 miles off Key West where threats from the distant past collide with danger in the here and now.
This is an interesting mystery story in an historical setting--Fort Jefferson, a lonely outpost in the Dry Tortugas National Park. If you've ever been to the Dry Tortugas, Nevada Barr's descriptions will bring back fond memeories.
Another great Barr book set in a National Park with Park Ranger Anna Pigeon. This one is at Dry Tortugas NP off Key West. It was once a Union Civil War fortress and then prison, including the famous Dr. Mudd of the Lincoln assassination conspiracy, officially at least. Barr uses a literary technique of two alternating chapter narrators, one from now, one from the 1864. Thus one new crime and one very old unsolved one. It will make you want to go there.
A good Anna Pigeon novel set in the Florida Dry Tortugas National Park. It was different because there was some ghost issues that Anna had to deal with. If you like Nevada Barr and Anna Pigeon, then you will enjoy this one.
Park ranger Anna Pigeon takes an assignment at Dry Tortugas National Park and through flashbacks to the past, becomes part of a historical mystery centering on the "Lincoln conspirators" imprisioned at Fort Jefferson. Threats from this distant past collide with danger in the here and now.
The flipping between now and Civil War times allowed me to put the book down every once and a while, when a segment of the Civil War erra account ended. Otherwise I would have read it straight through. A great Anna Pigeon tale.
What a great book. Nevada Barr/Anna Pigeon are at it again. This time they are at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, just 70 miles from Key West. The fort is on an island and is about as remote as you can get. Anna has the job of temporary Supervisor over quite a motley crew. Add to that, smugglers, wrecks, underwater sleuthing, and, oh yes, ghosts, and you have quite a lively and interesting scenario. Mystery readers will enjoy this book.
Interesting bits of history about Lincoln conspirators who where held off Key West (some probably innocent who were trapped in the public hunt for the real players). Park ranger Anna Pigeon ends up finding some information from the past and facing current dangers while trying to decide if she wants to marry Paul.
An Anna Pigeon novel. "Fleeing personal problems, park ranger Anna Pigeon takes a temporary assignment in Dry Tortugas National Park, a grouping of tiny islands seventy miles off KeyWest--where threats from the distant past collide with danger in the here and now..." "A modern-day puzzle among the coral reefs but also a historical mysteryt centering on the 'Lincoln conspirators imprisoned at Fort Jefferson."