Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)

by Nevada Barr | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0380721643 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Pyan of Menasha, Wisconsin USA on 3/22/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Pyan from Menasha, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, March 22, 2005
First in the series, this is a cozy mystery (winner of The Agatha Award for Best First Mystery).

Amazon description:

The texture, scents and sounds of the West Texas wilderness permeate this forceful debut, in which the murder of a National Park Service ranger illuminates the conflicts between those who want to place our country's open spaces and wildlife under government protection and those who want to profit from them.

Anna Pigeon has fled New York City after the accidental death of her husband, and she now works as a law enforcement ranger at Guadaloupe Mountains National Park.

There she finds the remains of fellow ranger Sheila Drury, who apparently was clawed to death by a mountain lion. Although an autopsy confirms this judgment, Anna becomes convinced that the claw marks have been faked. Her superiors discourage her from probing further, but another supposedly accidental death goads her into investigating Sheila's activities before her death -- her campaign to open up the park to the public and her relationships with a young divorcee and with a powerful rancher opposed to Park Service policies.

Anna is sure that clues reside in the thousands of snapshots the dead woman took, photos that show signs of having been rifled through.

A park ranger herself, Barr develops a complex, credible and capable heroine who believes in truth and justice while remaining conscious of the ambiguities of human existence.


RELEASE NOTES:

Sending to Gidget2 as a surprise RABCK.

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Journal Entry 3 by lindberghbaby from Hebron, Kentucky USA on Friday, March 25, 2005
Wow what an unexpected surprise!!!!!! Thank you soooo much I've wanted to read this forever! I love Nevada Barr great big hugs((((pyan)))))

Journal Entry 4 by lindberghbaby from Hebron, Kentucky USA on Friday, April 01, 2005
I forgot to journal after I read this I was so excited to get this that I read it immediately.Of course it was a great book almost as good as A superior Death. Thank you again (((((((Pyan)))))

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