Nevada Barr
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Nevada Barr

Nevada was born in the small western town of Yerington, Nevada and raised on a mountain airport in the Sierras. Both her parents were pilots and mechanics and her sister, Molly, continued the tradition by becoming a pilot for USAir.
Pushed out of the nest, Nevada fell into the theatre, receiving her BA in speech and drama and her MFA in Acting before making the pilgrimage to New York City, then Minneapolis, MN. For eighteen years she worked on stage, in commercials, industrial training films and did voice-overs for radio. During this time she became interested in the environmental movement and began working in the National Parks during the summers -- Isle Royale in Michigan, Guadalupe Mountains in Texas, Mesa Verde in Colorado, and then on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi.
Woven throughout these seemingly disparate careers was the written word. Nevada wrote and presented campfire stories, taught storytelling and was a travel writer and restaurant critic. Her first novel, Bitterweet was published in 1983. The Anna Pigeon series, featuring a female park ranger as the protagonist, started when she married her love of writing with her love of the wilderness, the summer she worked in west Texas. The first book, Track of the Cat, was brought to light in 1993 and won both the Agatha and Anthony awards for best first mystery. The series was well received and A Superior Death, loosely based on Nevada's experiences as a boat patrol ranger on Isle Royale in Lake Superior, was published in 1994. In 1995 Ill Wind came out. It was set in Mesa Verde, Colorado where Nevada worked as a law enforcement ranger for two seasons.
The rest is, shall we say, HISTORY! Nevada's books and accomplishments have become numerous and the presses continue to roll, so in the interest of NOT having to update this page, books, awards, status on the New York Times Best Seller List -- and more -- will be enumerated with the relevant books else where on this website.

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Best Sellers

    • Track of the Cat

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 751

    From the vivid opening vista, high in craggy mountains, to the final haunting glimpse of a moonlit canyon, Nevada Barr's first mystery, Track of the Cat....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspired Narration for a First-Rate Mystery

    • By Richard on 03-11-05

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Ill Wind

    • Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Separated from friends and family and haunted by personal demons, park ranger Anna Pigeon finds solace in the quiet ruins of the Anasazi civilization of Colorado's Mesa Verde....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Production - couldn't finish

    • By Louise on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $18.86

    • A Superior Death

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378

    Nevada Barr quickly attracted the attention of mystery fans when her first Anna Pigeon mystery, Track of the Cat, appeared....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lake Superior is a character

    • By Pam on 02-17-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • High Country

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    With each breathtaking, New York Times best-selling entry in her acclaimed Anna Pigeon mystery series, author Nevada Barr earns more and more fans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fantastic

    • By Maria on 05-18-04

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Rope

    • An Anna Pigeon Mystery, Book 17
    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 551

    Thirty-five years old, fresh off the bus from New York City, and nursing a shattered heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, no question. But....

    • By karen on 07-15-12

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Firestorm

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    Accomplished storyteller Nevada Barr captivates fans with her tightly-woven plots, vibrant descriptions, and believable characters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Firestorm (unabridged)

    • By Patti on 08-25-04

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Hard Truth

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    Anna and Sheriff Paul Davidson are married only three days before Anna moves from Mississippi to Colorado....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No idea there was room for improvement

    • By Stacey A. on 10-26-05

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Winter Study

    • An Anna Pigeon Mystery
    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 356

    Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is sent to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to learn about wolves. But what was once an idyllic refuge becomes a place of unnatural occurrences and danger beyond the ordinary....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps better than reading it

    • By W. Black on 05-19-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Deep South

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    Nevada Barr's award-winning mystery series captivates fans with vividly drawn wilderness settings and the resourceful sleuth, middle-aged park ranger Anna Pigeon....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator'w Swallowing Very Distracting

    • By Internet Shopper on 10-17-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Boar Island

    • An Anna Pigeon Novel
    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 511

    Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyberbullying and stalking are new ones....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Fast Moving Tale

    • By Jean on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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