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Author photo. Signing books at the 2006 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Madison, Wisconsin / Photo by Oldbeeg

Signing books at the 2006 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Madison, Wisconsin / Photo by Oldbeeg

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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 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)
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Track of the Cat 1,669 copies, 49 reviews
A Superior Death 1,297 copies, 40 reviews
Blind Descent 1,189 copies, 27 reviews
Ill Wind 1,176 copies, 30 reviews
Hard Truth 1,157 copies, 29 reviews
Deep South 1,154 copies, 21 reviews
High Country 1,136 copies, 30 reviews
Blood Lure 1,134 copies, 21 reviews
Firestorm 1,129 copies, 29 reviews
Winter Study 1,110 copies, 47 reviews
Hunting Season 1,110 copies, 25 reviews
Flashback 1,099 copies, 24 reviews
Endangered Species 1,073 copies, 25 reviews
Liberty Falling 1,049 copies, 18 reviews
Borderline 882 copies, 36 reviews
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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.
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