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Preview — Hunting Season by Nevada Barr
Hunting Season (Anna Pigeon #10)
Despite the existence of an elderly female character who defecates in a graveyard, I am only able to give this one star. It was headed for a blazing two stars until I found an unforgivable punctuation error: it's for its. This is the first time I have ever seen an error this egregious in a printed book. It was a low blow.
A large issue I had with this tenth Anna Pigeon novel is that it is nearly identical to the eighth book in the series. They both share a setting, the Natchez Trace in Mississipp ...more
But, even so, I enjoyed listening to it on a car trip.
I'd forgotten all about this book. What was about, who the killer was, etc. So it was almost like a new book.
But the one think you couldn't forget was the beginning.
Anna Pigeon is back in the Natchez Trace again (another one there was "Deep South" (I couldn't get the link to work)). Point Lomax is one of the few remaining buildings or "stands". The park service ...more
Anna Pigeon is a park ranger who has had many adventures at several of the national parks around the United States. In this, the tenth book in the series, she does something different by seemingly settling in at a location where she’s been before. In the past few months, she’s become the district ranger for the Natchez Trace area in Mississippi. Although career wise this is a promotion, personally it’s a trial as Anna is not skilled at managing people. She has 2 rangers on her team. ...more
A satisfying conclusion, if a little hastily explained with lots of red-herrings tied up neatly at the end. A cute little mystery, a good female sleuth, and great local detail made for a fine read.
I'm wondering, though, if there's something of a pattern as far as who the bad guy is, as so far there are some similarities between the two that I've noticed.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
When Anna answers a call to historic Mt. Locust, once a producing plantation and inn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway and now a tourist spot, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. But the man Anna finds in the stand's old bedroom is no tourist in distress. He's nearly naked, and very dead, his body bearing marks consistent with an S&M ritual ...more
Hmmmm, hard to know how to put into words how I feel about this book. I keep hearing from a number of different sources about how this series is rapidly freewheeling into decline and so I was expecting to be disappointed by it. In the light of going into the book thinking like that I was fairly pleased by the story. But I think everyone else probably has a point and the series isn't half as good as it once was.
One thing that isn't working for me is Anna's new relationship with the sherriff and...more
According to my notes, this is the ninth novel in the [Park Ranger, now district manager:] Anna Pigeon series, of which we admit to being big fans. It is however the first to reprise both the Natchez Trace location (all the others were set in a different National Park each time) and many of the characters from her prior offering, "Deep South". Indeed, Barr in real life is a ranger in the Natchez Trace, so one might wonder if she bowed to ...more
Didn't love it, didn't quite hate it.
There are so many strange pieces of "information" in this book that rubbed me the wrong way. The book is set in Mississippi and two strong themes are racial tension and gender tension. I want to know how in-depth her research was into race relations and perceptions. In one case, she ponders over the odds of one sheriff candidate winning vs. the other, and claims the older black people will likely vote for the white guy, because they generally prefer a white ...more
A personal history with the area kept my mind attuned. On a family trip through the area, we exp ...more
There are secrets that prominent men in this God-fearing country wish to keep unde ...more
I had read this bo ...more
There's not a lot of action in this one, which ...more
This is the first book of this series that I have listened to, and I will definitely be going back to the library for the entire series.
I am not sure why, but I really like & can identify with the main character. Her down-to-earth, practical, yet very dry-witted personality really struck home with me. I think being close to the same age has a lot to do with it as well. I found myself smiling and even laughing out loud many times while listening to the book.
The myste ...more
In the normal Nevada Barr style this book went entertained and delighted! Truly believe that everyone can live their deepest dreams thru the episodes of Ranger Anna as she faces one problem after another and comes through wiser! Excellent! Enjoy!
Barr was named after the state of her birth. She grew up in Johnstonville, California. She finished college at the University of California, Irvine. Originally, Barr started to pursue a career in ...more