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Nevada Barr

Autor(a) de Track of the Cat

43+ Works 22,268 Membros 735 Críticas 66 Favorited

About the Author

Nevada Barr was born on March 1, 1952. She is the author of a series of mysteries involving national parks. She draws on her own experience as a National Park Service ranger to thrill readers with the majesty of nature. Anna Pigeon, the heroine of such novels as A Superior Death and Endangered mostrar mais Species, is a rough-and-tough ranger who left the wilds of New York for the great outdoors, and is modeled after Barr. Barr began writing in 1978, garnering national attention with the publication in 1993 of Track of the Cat, which won both the Agatha and Anthony awards for Best First Mystery Novel. Her novels are known for breathtaking descriptions of nature, diverse settings, and a no-nonsense heroine. She also provides frequently unflattering portrayals of the National Park Service. Her works include 13 1/2, Winterstudy, Borderline, Burn, The Rope and Destroyer Angel. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Signing books at the 2006 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Madison, Wisconsin / Photo by Oldbeeg

Séries

Obras por Nevada Barr

Track of the Cat (1993) 1,803 exemplares
A Superior Death (1994) 1,376 exemplares
Ill Wind (1995) 1,262 exemplares
Blind Descent (1998) 1,257 exemplares
Hard Truth (2005) 1,226 exemplares
Deep South (2000) 1,214 exemplares
Blood Lure (2001) 1,209 exemplares
High Country (2004) 1,208 exemplares
Firestorm (2008) 1,206 exemplares
Winter Study (2004) 1,175 exemplares
Hunting Season (2004) 1,171 exemplares
Flashback (2003) 1,170 exemplares
Endangered Species (1997) 1,147 exemplares
Liberty Falling (1999) 1,107 exemplares
Borderline (2009) 940 exemplares

Associated Works

Naked Came the Phoenix: A Serial Novel (2001) — Contribuidor — 305 exemplares
Women on the Case (1996) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
Deadly Housewives (2006) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut (2015) — Prefácio, algumas edições49 exemplares
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
AZ Murder Goes Artful (2000) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Barr, Nevada
Data de nascimento
1952-03-01
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Yerington, Nevada, USA
Locais de residência
San Francisco, California, USA
Yerington, Nevada, USA (birth)
New York, New York, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Johnstonville, California, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Educação
University of California, Irvine (MA)
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (BA)
Ocupações
park ranger
actor
mystery writer
Prémios e menções honrosas
Agatha Award (1993)
Anthony Award (1994)
Barry Award (2001)
Robin W. Winks Award (2011)
Agente
Dominick Abel (Dominick Abel Agency)

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Nevada Barr is a mystery fiction author, known for her "Anna Pigeon" series of mysteries, set in National Parks in the United States. She grew up in Johnsonville, California. In 1984 she published her first novel, Bittersweet, a bleak lesbian historical novel set in the days of the Western frontier.

Membros

Críticas

13 1/2 by Nevada Barr.,

In 1971, 11-year-old Dylan is convicted of murdering everyone in his family with a hatchet except his older brother Rich, whom he injured significantly. He is name "Butcher Boy".
Polly runs away from an impossibly abusive home at 15 and heads to New Orleans. As an adult she meets Marshall Marchand and falls in love with him.as does her two daughters. But she soon realizes that Danny, his brother, seems to be over controlling.
Things are not always as they appear.… (mais)
 
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Rini55 | 60 outras críticas | Mar 2, 2024 |
Not one of her best, but since I was at Mesa Verde last month, I could envision the places she was describing.KIRKUS REVIEWAs historians and contractors slug it out over replacing the ancient waterlines in Mesa Verde National Park, noncombatant park ranger Anna Pigeon battles a demon of her own: her growing attraction to Stacy Meyers, a law-enforcement temp unhappily married (what did he and Rose Meyers ever see in each other, anyway?) and burdened with a special-needs stepchild. Soon enough, though, there are more immediate problems: contractor Ted Greeley's hiring of Tom Silva, estranged husband of park superintendent's secretary Patsy Silva, who immediately feels she's being harassed by her obsessive ex; a midnight sabotage attempt on Greeley's excavation equipment; a nip-and-tuck airlift of an asthmatic girl who collapses in the Cliff Palace; Stacy's strangely dissociated behavior during the rescue; and finally the eerie discovery of Stacy's corpse, neatly laid out on the fire-pit floor of the Cliff Palace without a mark to indicate how he died. Whodunit, and why, and how? Not as intense or as ingenious as A Superior Death (1994), and this time Anna's struggles with alcoholism and the continuing grief of widowhood eclipse the more routine intrigues of the plot. But the supporting characters have stubborn lives of their own -- you never get the sense that they've spent their whole lives waiting to be suspects in a murder case -- and Barr's sense of place is as wondrous as ever.… (mais)
 
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bentstoker | 35 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
KIRKUS REVIEWPrequel to Barr?s popular Anna Pigeon series.For readers who have always wondered what made Anna Pigeon forsake a Manhattan theatre career for the life of a ranger/sleuth in the country?s most godforsaken locales, some answers: Anna, traumatized by the sudden departure of her husband, Zach, shuts her eyes and picks a job, any job, as long as it?s different from her old life. And what could be more alien than a summer as a seasonal assistant in the National Park Service, where she is immediately assigned to help ranger Jenny, aka the Fecal Queen, remove human waste deposited by tourists on the shores of the otherwise pristine Lake Powell, Utah. This dam-created lake nestled in deep canyons is a favorite destination for houseboaters, including bands of partying overprivileged 20-somethings. Unused to desert conditions, Anna embarks on an ill-advised solo hike, where she surprises three college-age boys raping a young woman. The next thing Anna knows, she awakens in a sinkhole, naked, with a bruised skull and a dislocated arm. Intermittently conscious, with nothing to drink but the apparently drugged contents of a canteen, Anna discovers the corpse of the rape victim (whose name bracelet identifies her as Kay) buried nearby. Anna eventually vows to get in even better shape to handle the rough terrainand charactersÂ¥of her new world. Along the way, the obvious culprits turn out not to be so obvious, and Barr succeeds in keeping us guessing as to who the real psychopaths are.Cliffhangers, literal and literary, abound.… (mais)
 
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bentstoker | 32 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
Suspenseful story. Anna Pigeon is helping with a bear study at the National Glaciers State Park. A camper is found dead and Anna is asked to help solve by the park director. Lots of twists and turns with an unusual outcome.
 
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bentstoker | 22 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |

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Obras
43
Also by
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Membros
22,268
Popularidade
#957
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
735
ISBN
528
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
66

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