The Rope

An Anna Pigeon Novel

Anna Pigeon Mysteries (Volume 17 of 20)

Nevada Barr

Minotaur Books

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Anna Pigeon's first case—this is the story her fans have been clamoring for...this is where it all starts.
 
In The Rope, the latest in Nevada Barr’s bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna’s past and finally reveals the story that her many fans have been long asking for. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she’s simply moved on—her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation.

As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, determination and will to live that she didn’t even know she still possessed to survive, outwit and triumph.

For those legions of readers who have been entranced over the years by Park Ranger Anna Pigeon’s strength and determination and those who are new to Nevada Barr’s captivating, compelling novels, this is where it all starts.

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Regis Candor took a swig of his beer and watched his neighbor, Jenny Gorman. She was sitting on the other picnic table, her feet on the bench, smoking a cigarette as Gilbert and Dennis swaggered into the square of grass and trees fenced in by seasonal housing. Park employee housing at the Rope was set out in two neat quads, two-bedroom duplexes on each of the sides, surrounding squares of defiantly green grass with four locust trees only slightly taller than Regis and not yet as big around as his wrist.
One square was for NPS seasonals, the other for concessions workers,

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Nevada Barr

NEVADA BARR is a novelist, actor, and artist best known for her New York Times bestselling,
award-winning mystery series featuring Anna Pigeon. A former National Park Service Ranger, she currently lives with her husband in New Orleans, LA.

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The Rope
An Anna Pigeon Novel
Nevada Barr

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429951135
ISBN10: 1429951133
368 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2012
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ISBN: 9780312614577
ISBN10: 0312614578
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
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August 2012
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ISBN: 9781250008671
ISBN10: 1250008670
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4 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches, 464 pages
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