Hunting Season

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002 - Fiction - 322 pages
11 Reviews
"Readers familiar with Barr's entertaining national park mystery series know that Anna rarely finds tranquility in God's country. Her fans can only be grateful that there are still plenty of national parks left for Anna Pigeon to visit." (People)

When Anna answers a call to historic Mt. Locust, once a producing plantation and inn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway and now a tourist spot, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. But the man Anna finds in the stand's old bedroom is no tourist in distress. He's nearly naked, and very dead, his body bearing marks consistent with an S&M ritual gone awry. On a writing table nearby is an open Bible, ominous passages circled in red.

It seems the deceased is the brother of Raymond Barnette, local undertaker and a candidate for sheriff, who wants to keep any hint of kinkiness out of the minds of the God-fearing populace. Ray may be hiding a house full of secrets in the old family homestead, but before Anna can start her investigation, she's waylaid by malevolent poachers, peevish coworkers, and a suddenly turbulent romantic life. And when hidden agendas and old allegiances are revealed, it's suddenly Anna's life that's on the line.

Tightly plotted, brilliantly suspenseful, and beautifully written, Hunting Seasonoffers solid evidence that mankind can be as unpredictable and dangerous as the great outdoors.

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User Review  - whybehave2002 - LibraryThing

As always, Nevada Barr keeps me reading and guessing. My only let down is that she can't seem to remember what kind of dog Anna owns. See if you can tell. Read full review

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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

Once again I enjoyed Nevada Barr's tales of Anna Pigeon, park service ranger. This time Ranger Pigeon is assigned on the Natchez Trace, and is faced with a murder and the good ole boy system as well ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Nevada Barr is the author of nine previous Anna Pigeon mysteries, including the New York Timesbestsellers Blood Lureand Deep South. She e was most recently a ranger on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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