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The Rope Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 17

The Rope  Anna Pigeon Mysteries  Book 17 Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 9781472202246
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 331
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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'

Boar Island

Boar Island Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 9781466870932
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 368
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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.

Seeking Enlightenment Hat by Hat

Seeking Enlightenment   Hat by Hat Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 0425196038
Release 2004-05-31
Pages 222
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The author of the Anna Pigeon mystery series recounts her spiritual quest for meaning in her life, describing her experiences as an actor, writer, and adventure-seeker, and sharing her transition from atheism toward a sense of being part of something greater than herself. Reprint.

Liberty Falling Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 7

Liberty Falling  Anna Pigeon Mysteries  Book 7 Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 9781472202147
Release 2013-06-06
Pages 297
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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'

Destroyer Angel

Destroyer Angel Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 9781466841680
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 352
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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 by Nevada Barr.

Blind Descent

Blind Descent Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 9781101145142
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 336
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Park ranger Anna Pigeon is enjoying the open spaces of Colorado when she receives an urgent call. A young woman has been injured while exploring a cave in New Mexico?s Carlsbad Cavern Park. Before she can be pulled to safety, she sends for her friend Anna. Only one problem: a crushing fear of confined spaces has kept Anna out in the open her whole life.


Bittersweet Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 0061840939
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 368
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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.

A Superior Death

A Superior Death Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 038072362X
Release 1994
Pages 318
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While diving at her new station near Lake Superior, Park Ranger Anna Pigeon discovers evidence of a grisly murder connected to an old sunken cargo ship

Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner Author Henry Ossawa Tanner
ISBN-10 9780520270749
Release 2012
Pages 308
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“This book constitutes a very welcome contribution to the public appreciation and scholarly study of Henry Ossawa Tanner, a painter of considerable significance in both Europe and America, and one whose religious imagery merits careful consideration. These well-researched essays by an international team of scholars offer substantial reflections on complex issues of race and religion, and situate the artist’s work and career within the context of his life and times. This is a robust framing of Tanner as a cultural phenomenon and one that readers will find quite rewarding.”—David Morgan, Professor of Religion at Duke University and author of The Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling “Henry Ossawa Tanner has finally been recognized as an important artist in the last twenty years, and is now firmly part of the American canon as the first major African American painter to emerge from the academy. This book enriches our understanding of Tanner’s historic place in American art by considering his work as an early modernist religious artist—a status entwined with his race, but not defined by it. These essays, by an impressive collection of scholars, are full of substantially new material, and succeed in broadening our conception of Tanner’s life and work.”—Bruce Robertson, Professor of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Track of the Cat Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 1

Track of the Cat  Anna Pigeon Mysteries  Book 1 Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 9781472202086
Release 2013-05-09
Pages 205
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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'

Winter Study Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 14

Winter Study  Anna Pigeon Mysteries  Book 14 Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 9781472202215
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 319
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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'

Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah s Beard

Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah s Beard Author Nicholas Jubber
ISBN-10 9781458759856
Release 2010-10-08
Pages 496
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An engrossing blend of travel writing and history, Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah's Beard traces one man's adventure-filled journey through today's Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, and describes his remarkable attempt to make sense of the present by delving into the past. Setting out to gain insight into the lives of Iranians and Afghans today, Nicholas Jubber is surprised to uncover the legacy of a vibrant pre-Islamic Persian culture that has endured even in times of the most fanatic religious fundamentalism. Everywhere-from underground dance parties to religious shrines to opium dens-he finds powerful and unbreakable connections to a time when both Iran and Afghanistan were part of the same mighty empire, when the flame of Persian culture lit up the world. Whether through his encounters with poets and cab drivers or run-ins with ''pleasure daughters'' and mujahideen, again and again Jubber is drawn back to the eleventh-century Persian epic, the Shahnameh (''Book of Kings''). The poem becomes not only his window into the region's past, but also his link to its tumultuous present, and through it Jubber gains access to an Iran and Afghanistan seldom revealed or depicted: inside-out worlds in which he has tea with a warlord, is taught how to walk like an Afghan, and even discovers, on a night full of bootleg alcohol and dancing, what it means to drink arak off an Ayatollah's beard.

Borderline Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 15

Borderline  Anna Pigeon Mysteries  Book 15 Author Nevada Barr
ISBN-10 9781472202222
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 319
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An escape from the past becomes a nightmare of the present... Borderline is the captivating fifteenth thriller in Nevada Barr's acclaimed crime series featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Sue Grafton. 'First-rate... Barr outshines most other authors in the mystery genre' - Publishers Weekly Drained and haunted by the killings on Isle Royale, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and on administrative leave by order of her superintendent, the one bright spot in Anna's life is Paul, her husband of less than a year. Hoping the warmth and the adventure of a raft trip in Big Bend National Park will lift her spirits, Paul takes Anna to southwest Texas, where the sun is hot and the Rio Grande is running high. The sheer 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. Hair and arms tangled in the downed branches of a strainer between two boulders, more dead than alive, is a pregnant woman. Nature, it turns out, isn't the only one who wants to see the woman and her baby dead. Instead of the soul-soothing experience Paul planned for her, Anna and her husband are sucked into a labyrinth of intrigue that leads from the Mexican desert to the steps of the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas. What readers are saying about Borderline: 'I found Borderline non-stop exciting and also rather touching' 'Riveting... Couldn't put down this excellent instalment in the Anna Pigeon [series]' 'A suspenseful page-turner, keeping you guessing to the end. Rich characters you could really relate to, and the ending was perfect'

Though Not Dead

Though Not Dead Author Dana Stabenow
ISBN-10 1908800798
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 537
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Kate's uncle Sam dies, leaving her a letter instructing Kate to 'find his father'. The problem is Sam's father disappeared nearly 90 years ago with a priceless tribal artefact. As Kate delves into the old man's life, she unearths some surprising facts: his service in World War Two, his friendship with crime-writer Dashiell Hammet. The problem is that she's not the only one interested in Sam's past. And this someone has no compunction about putting Kate permanently out of the picture to get what they want.

A Suitable Job for a Woman

A Suitable Job for a Woman Author Val McDermid
ISBN-10 1890208159
Release 1999
Pages 302
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Provides interviews and accounts of the experiences, techniques, and occasional adventures of women private investigators working in Great Britain and the United States.

Wizard of the Pigeons

Wizard of the Pigeons Author Megan Lindholm
ISBN-10 9780007387489
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 304
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The fifth book in the Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) backlist.

Open Season

Open Season Author C. J. Box
ISBN-10 9780857891822
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 300
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There's nothing unusual about the sound of a gunshot in Twelve Sleep. Here in remotest Wyoming, where elk roam the pine forests and cougars prowl the mountains, everyone owns a gun. But when Joe Pickett hears two sharp cracks ring out months before hunting season, it's his job to investigate. As game warden in Twelve Sleep, father-of-two Joe Pickett is not only badly paid and poorly housed, but deeply unpopular. So when the source of the shots - a well-known poacher - gets off scott-free after a humiliating confrontation, the locals are delighted. And then the poacher turns up dead in the Pickett's backyard. Charged with investigating the first murder he's ever encountered, Joe soon finds himself swamped with questions. How did the dead man get to his house? What was in the empty cooler by his side? And why do his colleagues want to sweep the case under the rug? Battling grudge-holding neighbours, corrupt officials and out-of-town activists, Joe begins to unravel a mystery that threatens the life and the family he loves.