“I love this woman's writing because of her ability to evoke the mood of the setting and use it to add mystery to the story.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Way best”Vee wrote this review Tuesday, September 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this woman's writing because of her ability to evoke the mood of the setting and use it to add mystery to the story. ”Judith M Kerrigan wrote this review Thursday, March 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A new man has come into Anna's life. I like Paul, but I LOVE Fred. He's now out of the picture and is going to marry her sister Molly.
“Anna has just taken a promotion to be the boss at a ranger station deep in Mississippi. From alligators on the roadways to subordinates who can't deal with a "lady" ranger having authority over them, Anna's really got her hands full. When a child is found beaten to death, the clock really starts ticking, as solving this mystery plays such a huge role in surviving the sexism of her new workplace.
I think I liked this better than the others. It was a little less gory, a little more respectful than the other two. Anna is *very* wary of men in this series and although understandable, it gets on my nerves after the nth time it's explained. A nice quick thriller - I started this last night.”
“Another great Anna Pigeon , National Park Service Ranger novel. A murder mystery in the Natchez Trace National Park in Mississippi. A great read.”Barb S wrote this review Wednesday, August 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book #8 in the Anna Pigeon series finds Anna moving up into management as district ranger in the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. She arrives at her new post to feel the resentment of her two field rangers at having a woman boss and their ensuing insubordination. Coming from Mesa Verde, the whole feel of the Trace is different with its dark, dank vegetation and creepy, crawling critters. Then a young girl is found dead in a nearby cemetery on park property. She is all dressed up, but with a cover over her head and noose around her neck. As Anna’s investigation gets more involved, Anna finds herself the target of resentment for her being “Northern” and a woman, and aware of the currents of racial bigotry that run deep.
While reading this book I enjoyed the descriptions of the area and followed the events on the map that was provided. More of the woman who is Anna was revealed as her character evolves throughout the series.
“We listened to this on the ipod when we were coming down to the condo....”sherry t wrote this review Wednesday, November 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Accepting a promotion to a District Ranger, Anna finds herself knee deep in the kudzu and drama at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. Alone in the Trace, Anna stumbles upon the body of a young girl in an overgrown cemetery. The body has a hood reminiscent of the Klan on her head with a noose wound around it. Working with the local sheriff, Anna must overcome male prejudices as well as old secrets before she can even begin to solve the crime.”Kaydee wrote this review Sunday, October 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Nevada Barr's character, Anna Pigion is the best. She's a witty, self sufficient woman and has excellent morals. I like the park service settings and am especially interested if I've been in the park. A lot of the parks in the stories I'd like to visit now. I am trying to read all the novels in the series.”Wendy S wrote this review Tuesday, July 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No