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An Anna Pigeon Novel

Anna Pigeon Mysteries (Volume 16)

Nevada Barr

Minotaur Books


Nevada Barr brings her acclaimed New York Times bestselling Anna Pigeon series to the Big Easy with one of her most compelling, complex novels yet!

Anna Pigeon, a Ranger with the National Park Service, is newly married but on administrative leave from her job as she recovers from the physical and emotional traumas of the past couple of months. With her new husband back at work, Anna decides to go and visit an old friend: Geneva, a blind blues singer who performs at New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.

Anna isn't in town long before she discovers what seems to be an attempt to place a curse on her—a gruesomely killed pigeon marked with runic symbols—and begins to find traces of very dark doings in post-Katrina New Orleans. Tied up in all of this a tenant of Geneva's who is not at all what he appears to be; a fugitive mother accused of killing her husband and daughters; and faint whispers of unpleasant goings-on in the heart of the slowly recovering city.

Now it will take all of Anna's skills learned in the untamed outdoors to navigate the urban jungle in which she finds herself, to uncover the threads that connect these seemingly disparate people, and to rescue the most vulnerable of creatures from the most savage of animals.

Shit, Blackie, this one's dead, too. What're we gonna do?" The speaker, scarcely more than a boy—the lines cruelty would carve deep into his face not yet showing more than petulance—looked with disgust into an aluminum cargo box half...

Praise for Burn

“Outstanding…. Anna's complex personality continues to elevate the series, and the ranger's sojourn to New Orleans further energizes this always reliable series.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Suspenseful plotting.” —Oregon

“Abundant suspense.” —The Oklahoman

Burn will smolder in your heart long after you're done.” —Madison County Herald

“Barr's strong, evocative writing explores the scenery as well as the characters.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“From the fabric of fiction Barr creates real worlds, sometimes beautiful, sometimes terrifying, but always convincing.” —San Diego Union-Tribune

“Solid and suspenseful plotting. A definite winner.” —Booklist

“Barr has written another hit [that] her fans will devour.” —Library Journal

“A rare treat…Told with all Barr's usual verve and eye for detail and with a solid, tight plot.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“Anna Pigeon remains an irresistible protagonist ... 'Burn' -- a dark work of crime fiction and mystery -- finds Nevada Barr turning out prose that practically sizzles.” —Denver Post

“Barr not only has crafted a fine mystery, but her smooth handling of plot and characterization makes for excellent reading.” —RT Book Review


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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 and Borderline. She won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel for Track of the Cat. Like her character, 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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