"Readers familiar withBarr's entertaining national park mysteryseries know that Anna rarely finds tranquility in God's country. Her fans can only be grateful that there are still plenty
The quiet beauty of
national parks left forAnna Pigeon to visit." ( People ) When Annaanswers a call to historicMt. Locust, once a producingplantation and inn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway andnow a tourist spot, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder.But the man Anna finds in the stand'sold bedroom is no tourist in distress. He's nearly naked,and very dead, hisbody bearing marks consistent with an S&M ritualgone 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
There are secrets that prominent men in this God-fearing country wish to keep
any hint of kinkiness out of the minds of the God-fearing populace. Ray may be hidinga house fullof 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. Tightly plotted, brilliantly suspenseful, and beautifully written, Hunting Season offers solid evidence that mankind can be as unpredictable and dangerous as the great outdoors.
Shelfari edited the description of Hunting Season Monday, August 3, 2009.