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A Superior Death by Nevada Barr

A Superior Death (original 1994; edition 2003)

by Nevada Barr

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Title:A Superior Death
Authors:Nevada Barr
Info:Berkley Books (2003), Paperback
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:fiction, mystery, lake superior, series, national parks, murder, ebook, kindle, ovredrive, library, readin2013

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A Superior Death by Nevada Barr (1994)



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Joy's review: For the second in the series, Ranger Pigeon is stationed at Lake Superior. Nevada Barr is proving to be just the thing for when I want a light, but well-written detective novel. No deep thinking, just well plotted and lots of good descriptive scenery. ( )
  konastories | Oct 1, 2016 |
It's been a long time since I read this book but I have read the entire series, up until the most current book and I really like it. I love how the series is set outdoors in the different parks. ( )
  EmpressReece | Aug 22, 2016 |
Great read. I couldn't figure out who the killer was. Not very often do I get that kind of pleasure. :) ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 4, 2015 |
I love everything I've read by Barr (and there are only a few I haven't). This is one of my favorites. ( )
  kylaurel | Aug 3, 2014 |
Anna is a likable protagonist because she is complicated - she's tough but wounded. She can be terrified but she will do something anyway because she won't let herself be ruled by her fears. The mystery is complicated to make the reading interesting,. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Oct 23, 2013 |
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A ranger with the USA National Park Service, it is Anna Pigeon's job to help protect wild and lonely places from civilization's corrupting touch. Now duty has called her far from the serenity of her beloved desert - into a mystery and a murder held firmly in the icy grip of Lake Superior.

The inaccessible wreck Kamloops has rested at Lake's bottom for nearly seven decades - the bodies of its ill-fated crew eerily preserved in Superior's frigid waters. But nw there is an extra corpse on board - a newly slain interloper suspiciously dressed in 1920s clothing - drawing investigating park Ranger Anna Pigeon into a nightmare of greed and murder ... and into the deadly close company of a killer.
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Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a mystery that unfolds in and around Lake Superior, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a deadly price. In her latest mystery, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a new post amid the cold, deserted, and isolated beauty of Isle Royale National Park, a remote island off the coast of Michigan known for fantastic deep-water dives of wrecked sailing vessels. Leaving behind memories of the Texas high desert and the environmental scam she helped uncover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake Superior and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. But when a routine application for a diving permit reveals a grisly underwater murder, Anna finds herself 260 feet below the forbidding surface of the lake, searching for the connection between a drowned man and an age-old cargo ship. Written with a naturalist's feel for the wilderness and a keen understanding of characters who thrive in extreme conditions, A Superior Death is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.

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On an island on Lake Superior, Anna Pigeon, a National Park Service ranger, investigates the death of a diving instructor whose body was found in an old shipwreck.

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