Burn (Anna Pigeon #16)
Anna Pigeon is on leave from her job after a traumatic past couple of months. It seems like the perfect time to pay a visit to her old colleague Geneva, who now works as a jazz singer in the Big Easy. But Anna isnâ��t in town long before she crosses paths with Genevaâ��s neighbor, Jordan, who gives her the creeps. Then Anna discovers a gruesomely killed pigeon marked wit
Anna continues her recovery from her breakdown after her traumatic experiences written about in Winter Study and only partially relieved (if not...more
Ms Barr has taken o...more
What’s wrong with me that I liked this book?! This mystery is practically the opposite of a cozy mystery, and they’re the type of mysteries I tend to enjoy the most. And, I didn’t enjoy it as much as most of Barr’s other 15 books. It was incredibly suspenseful and engrossing and I was fooled at one important...more
It can be read as a stand-alone, easily enjoyable without having necessarily been previously introduced to Anna Pigeon.
The plot is beautifully woven together. I would liken it to a jigsaw puzzle being formed from two different starting places, gradually meeting in the middle - then being fleshed out, and filled in.
Anna is taking some much needed downtime, visiting her friend Geneva in New Orleans. Her vision o...more
In Barr's newest, Anna is in New Orleans visiting an old friend who works for the NPS and recovering from her last adventure. Her husband is back in Mississippi, taking care of business as a sheriff and a preacher.
But Barr can't let Anna recover for long. She gets entangled with a mother on the...more
I've been a Nevada Barr fan for a long while, and have read all of her books. I especially enjoy the ones set in the south, in locales I recognize; this was another familiar location - New Orleans.
Usually Anna Pigeon is found out in the wilderness somewhere pursuing her job as a park ranger. This time out she is loosely attached to New Orleans Jazz NHP, while conti...more
The plot is intricately woven, with two story lines that do not overlap until the middle of the book. Barr's descriptions of people and places bring them to life, as always, and her writing is evocative and well-crafted. I have to give the writing a 4.5.
But I feel there are problems with this novel. For starters, the strength of Barr's protagonist is th...more
I hate to think these kinds of things exist in the world, but I gue...more
Full disclosure: I am a Nevada Barr fan, and have read (and...more
This may end up being one of my favorites. I've been a Nevada Barr fan since the beginning, but enjoyed this one more than ever. It takes place in New Orleans, rather than out in the wilderness, but the opportunity to see Anna in an urban jungle adds depth to her character. As usual, Anna can't stay out of trouble, and although the "mystery" part of the stor...more
Also, there seems to be an escalation of the "darkness" of the crimes, and I was not thrilled with the dual protagonists, either. All that said, I still enjo...more
What I learned? 1. Don't leave your cell phone in someone else's pants. 2. When you know the local police are corrupt, & you have an in w...more
Despite being on vacation, Anna finds herself following a trail from a strip joint where Jordan works to a brothel that provides very young girls. How does all this connect to a house fire in Seattle in which a family was mur...more
What ensued after their meeting was a grisly look into child slavery and trafficking. Although not a blood and guts mystery, Burn is not for people with weak stomachs. Jordan's story is full of twist and turns and all is not what it seems.
I really liked this Anna Pigeon mystery. It was well written and kept me glued to the 'pages' although I listened to the unabridged a...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