Series: Anna Pigeon Mysteries
Book Order: Track of the Cat* (1), A Superior Death (2), Ill Wind (3), Firestorm (4), Endangered Species (5), Blind Descent (6), Liberty Falling (7), Deep South (8), Blood Lure (9), Hunting Season (10), Flashback (11), High Country (12), Hard Truth (13), Winter Study (14), Borderline (15), Burn (16)
* indicates a book I have read
A few months ago mystery author Amanda Flower mentioned the name Nevada Barr to me as an author that inspired and influenced her writing. Having never heard of Barr, I inquired further and Ms. Flower recommended the book Blind Descent to me, which I since found out was number six is Barr's Anna Pigeon Mysteries series. Wanting to start at the beginning (for once), I decided to pick up Track of the Cat.
What book have you loved for having a great sense of place? What books have taken you on mental vacations?
Set in west Texas at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Nevada Barr does a great job describing the gorgeous locations in this novel. Barr weaves the scenery and wildlife into the plot so that reading the book is akin to mentally traveling to the park. Pigeon is a strong and capable heroine too. She is intelligent and independent and I look forward to seeing her character grow and more of her back story to be revealed in further novels. Though this is the only book in the series I have read so far, I'm very interested in pursuing the rest as each one takes place in a different National Park. With sixteen books written so far, it looks to be quite the tour of American history and heritage.