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A Superior Death by Nevada Barr
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Mar 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery
Read in March, 2011

I've read a lot of Nevada Barr. She is one of my go-to airport authors. (Reliable, but pulpy, read. Easy to find. Can be bought in an airport and read on the plane.)

I read one of her most recent books just before Christmas, and i found it to be ... hard. It was a bit more intense than i was ready for. (Dealt with child pornography, which is just hard to read about. It was a compelling story, though.) Don't know if she has been moving in that direction generally. This one was older though, and had just about everything i like about Anna Pigeon books. - A compelling character, interesting mysteries, and absolutely stunning descriptions of our national parks. I hadn't really thought of it, but the feel of nature and history seeping through each story is probably a large part of the appeal.

This book was set in a park on Lake Superior, and included descriptions of diving and the lake. I guess that Barr is not a diver - there was lot of the joy in diving found in these pages. There were some interesting points in the story, but i was a little disappointed in how many of the plot points i was able to guess in advance. Still, Barr was as reliable as ever, and i'm glad i read the book.

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Betsy The story about child pornography was gritty and grim and yep,just as you saidhard to read.

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