Nevada Barr (* 1. März 1952 in Yerington, Nevada) ist eine US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin, deren Kriminalromane sich um die Hauptfigur Anna Pigeon drehen. Die meisten Anna-Pigeon-Romane spielen in US-amerikanischen Nationalparks und „National Monument“, nur der bisher letzte Burn spielt in New Orleans. Die Beschreibungen der Landschaft und der Eigenheiten von Flora und Fauna gehören zu den Stärken Nevada Barrs.
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An insatiable, unstoppable beast, the wildfire called Jackknife has already devoured 17,000 acres of California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park. A devastating force of nature, it has brought out the very best – and worst – in those sworn to defeat it. Ranger Anna Pigeon is among the exhausted firefighters, serving as medic and spike camp security, when an abrupt weather shift sends Jackknife racing relentlessly in their direction.
Band 4, Lassen Volcanic National Park. “The hidden agendas of the various characters add to the interest of the story. And the fire-ravaged forest with its crashing trees and thermal pools makes for a very chilling landscape.” (Leser) (156 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 250 Seiten noch günstig?
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.
Band 7, New York City–Gateways Park. “The ruins of old immigration and medical buildings on Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty, make an interesting backdrop to murder and intrigue. No one but Anna even vaguely suspects that something’s seriously amiss under Lady Liberty’s torch.
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Escaping a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbour seventy miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets it would keep, not just in the present, but in shadows from its gritty past, when it served as a prison during the Civil War, and for the Lincoln assassination conspirators afterwards.
Band 11, Dry Tortugas National Park. “I was captivated by the roller coaster storytelling. Even though I knew rationally that Anna must survive for the sake of future books, the tight spots Barr contrives for her heroine had me in a sweat every time.” (Leser) (126 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 543 Seiten noch günstig?
It’s fall in the Sierra Mountains, and Anna Pigeon is slinging hash in Yosemite National Park’s historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Four young people, all seasonal park employees, have disappeared, and two weeks of work by crack search-and-rescue teams have failed to turn up a single clue; investigators are unsure as to whether the four went AWOL for reasons of their own – or died in the park.
Band 12, Yosemite National Park. “Ms. Barr’s descriptions of the park, the inner workings of the National Park System, history, environment, flora, fauna and applicable issues make reading these mysteries a fulfilling adventure.” (Leser) (138 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 348 Seiten noch günstig?
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.
Band 14, Isle Royale National Park. “The whole reading experience was deliciously claustrophobic – the small hut in the isolated deep woods of snow and sleet. The „winter study“ of the title had to do with wolf survival, and Anna is a real fan of wolves, like the others in the story.” (Leserin) (229 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 396 Seiten noch günstig?
Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanours, but cyber-bulling 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 rumours spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
Band 19, Acadia National Park. “All the books I’ve read by Barr have been great, but this one was fantastic.” (Leserin) (392 Rezensionen / 3,8 Sterne), 385 Seiten noch günstig?