Hunting Season (Anna Pigeon #10)
The quiet beauty of autumn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace is swiftly shattered when Anna answers a call to Mt. Locust, once a working plantation and inn, now a tourist spot. But the man Anna finds in an old bedroom is no...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
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
A personal history with the area kept my mind attuned. On a family trip through the area, we exp...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
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
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.
There's not a lot of action in this one, which...more
Nevada Barr is one of my favorite authors. She does such a wonderful job of describing her surroundings so I feel like I'm right there. The first one I read was Blind Decent...about New Mexico, and I knew a little about...more
There are secrets that prominent men in this God-fearing country wish to keep unde...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.
Anna's language is MUCH better in the south!
I am so glad that Anna finally got her own with 'that' character! Go Anna!!!(so to speak)
This is an author that I have read a lot of and have added her books to my 'keeper' book shelf. Most I have read at least twice and some even more than that.
But I can get over those oddities for a better part of the book...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