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An Anna Pigeon Novel (Anna Pigeon Mysteries #16)

Nevada Barr

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/24/2011)
Hardcover (8/3/2010)
Compact Disc (4/1/2013)
MP3 CD (4/1/2013)
MP3 CD (8/1/2010)
Compact Disc (8/1/2010)

August 2010 Indie Next List

“Nevada Barr has established Anna Pigeon as one of the premier characters in crime fiction. Even on leave from the National Park Service, Anna is unable to avoid trouble as she encounters Clare Sullivan, a wanted murderer with a compelling story. The two combine Anna's passion and persistence and Clare's acting ability to track down a group abducting children. Written with Barr's usual verve and precision to natural detail, this is a worthy addition to the saga of Anna.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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Anna Pigeon is on leave from her job after a traumatic past couple of months. It seems like the perfect time to pay a visit to her old colleague Geneva, a blind blues singer who performs at New Orleans' Jazz National Historical Park. But Anna isn't in town long before she crosses paths with Geneva's neighbor, Jordan, who gives her the creeps. Then Anna discovers a gruesomely killed pigeon marked with runic symbols. Is this a dark coincidence—or has she been cursed?

Now it will take all of Anna's skills learned in the untamed outdoors to navigate the post-Katrina urban jungle in which she finds herself. Tied up in all of this evil magic are the "gutter punk" Jordan; Clare, a fugitive mother accused of killing her family in a fire; and faint whispers of unpleasant goings-on in the heart of the slowly recovering city...

Praise For Burn: An Anna Pigeon Novel (Anna Pigeon Mysteries #16)

“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

Minotaur Books, 9780312381806, 480pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2011

About the Author

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 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.