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Book Title: Track of the Cat|
The author of the book: Nevada Barr
Date of issue: April 17th 2009
ISBN 13: 9781436127004
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 392 KB
Edition: Recorded Books, LLC
Read full description of the books Track of the Cat:I really like this concept - each book in the series is a murder mystery set in a different national park, and the protagonist is a park ranger. You learn all sorts of cool things about the park service and about the parks themselves. Definitely a tourism booster - except for the whole death thing, as my mother pointed out: Anna Pigeon, the protagonist, is definitely the Jessica Fletcher of the NPS - wherever she goes, someone dies.
I didn't really care for Pigeon herself, though, and really liking at least one major character is essential if you're going to read a whole series of books. Pigeon and the national parks seem to be the only constants. I can't quite put my finger on what I didn't like about Pigeon, other than to say that we see people and the world very differently and thus would approach situations very differently (this a tactful way of saying that I think she makes really stupid decisions - without them, though, the plot wouldn't move forward at all). I didn't dislike her as much as I do Stephanie Plum: while I will do just about anything to make sure I never read another Janet Evanovich book again, I would pick up another one in the Anna Pigeon series at some point to learn more about the parks.
Read information about the authorNevada Barr is a mystery fiction author, known for her "Anna Pigeon" series of mysteries, set in National Parks in the United States. Barr has won an Agatha Award for best first novel for Track of the Cat.
Barr was named after the state of her birth. She grew up in Johnstonville, California. She finished college at the University of California, Irvine. Originally, Barr started to pursue a career in theatre, but decided to be a park ranger. In 1984 she published her first novel, Bittersweet, a bleak lesbian historical novel set in the days of the Western frontier.
While working in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Barr created the Anna Pigeon series. Pigeon is a law enforcement officer with the United States National Park Service. Each book in the series takes place in a different National Park, where Pigeon solves a murder mystery, often related to natural resource issues. She is a satirical, witty woman whose icy exterior is broken down in each book by a hunky male to whom she is attracted (such as Rogelio).
Currently, Ms. Barr lives in New Orleans, LA.
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