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Preview — Blood Lure by Nevada Barr
Blood Lure (Anna Pigeon #9)
That night, in a scene that raised my skepticism (having read too many mysteries, I suppose) she a ...more
Barr describes Glacier's monumental scenery with the knowledge of someone who has both been there and appreciated it fully. However, she does not s ...more
This is the first book in the series that I have read. Really enjoy her character. Tough but mostly more sensible than your average detective.
I think this is the first fiction that I have ever read that talks about a character needing downtime to ...more
Anna Pigeon is currently one of my favourite characters in literature and it feels like she's been through a lot since I first met her on the Track of the Cat in Texas nine books ago. In this book she's mostly lucid and sane and it's really comforting to see her coping with the world and not putting herself into too much danger.
Though I love the character, the setting is what really makes these books and this time we are in the Glacier National Park which spans the Montana/British Columbia bord...more
However, I have two quibbles with the book: First, as an avid back ...more
Anna’s faith in humanity has been tested before but her faith in nature will also be tested on this trek. Not only is there apparently a sadistic killer among the campers, there’s also a grizzly that seems to have a vendetta against humans.
She does a typically nice job here with Anna's voice, keeping it flat and unsentimental. Anna reminds me so much of a good friend of mine, for no discernible reason beyond height and worldview. Otherwise, they are diametric opposites. Still, with even step f ...more
In this installment Anna is stationed at Glacier National Park where she is helping with a grizzly bear DNA project. On their first night out their camp is attacked by a grizzly and their youngest member, Rory Van Slyke. The next morning Rory's stepmother is found dead on a trail. Was it a bear or was it murder?
Actually it was a little bit of both and it takes ...more
I haven't been to many National Parks, but I have been to Glacier, where this was set. I had hoped to be more involved with the setting, but it just didn't click for me.
I don't personally know any NPS rangers, but I did get a sense of what it would be like to be in that bureaucracy. It would be unique to be in an employment situation where so many people are working in a field where th ...more
I'd hoped this would be a return to something more like her earlier novels: A Superior Death, Ill Wind, Endangered Species, and Blind Descent, but something with Blood Lure just didn't click as perfectly. Though I really liked the inte ...more
The mystery was a teensy bit convoluted, but that may have had something to do with the fact that I was trying to listen to the story at work and everyone around me was in ...more
I was pleased to ...more
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