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Boar Island

Boar Island

An Anna Pigeon Novel

Anna Pigeon Mysteries (Volume 19)

Nevada Barr

Minotaur Books


Nevada Barr brings National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon to the wild beauty of Acadia National Park in the New York Times bestseller, Boar Island

Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon.

While they try to deal with the fragile state of affairs---and find the person behind the harassment---the three adults decide the best thing to do is to remove Elizabeth from the situation. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island.

But the move east doesn't solve the problem. The stalker has followed them east. And Heath (a paraplegic) and Elizabeth aren't alone on the otherwise deserted island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her.

BOAR ISLAND is a brilliant intertwining of past and present, of victims and killers, in a compelling novel that only Nevada Barr could write.



Fists white-knuckled on the crutches, sweat running into her eyes, Heath grunted like a sumo wrestler. She was walking to the window of her front room. Walking, as in proceeding forward in an upright...

Praise for Boar Island

“A harrowing survival story, well imagined and forcefully told, about a brutal act that inspires a weak woman to become a strong one.” —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review, on The Rope

“Gripping . . . suspenseful . . . a tightly coiled story about trust and rebuilding a life, set against a stunning landscape.” —Sun Sentinel on The Rope

“Barr writes with a cool steady hand about the violence of nature and the cruelty of man.” —New York Times Book Review

“Outstanding . . . Anna's complex personality continues to elevate the series. ” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on Burn

“Nevada Barr is one of the best.” —The Boston Globe

“Another awesome winner for Barr!” —Library Journal on The Rope

“A fast-moving, unforgettable tale.” —Times-Picayune (New Orleans) on The Rope

“Barr creates possibly her most riveting story yet.” —Charlotte Observer on Burn


Reviews from Goodreads

Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr is the author of the series of New York Times bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, a law enforcement park ranger. Her novels include Winter Study, Borderline and Burn. She won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel for Track of the Cat.

Like her Anna Pigeon, Barr worked for the National Park Service as a park ranger before resigning to write full time.  She had postings to  such parks as Guadalupe Mountains National  Park in Texas (where Anna Pigeon was created) and  Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi.  She lives in New Orleans.

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