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

    • 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 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • Track of the Cat

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,083
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 744

    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

    • Boar Island

    • An Anna Pigeon Novel
    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 507

    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

    • Borderline

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 295

    Agatha and Anthony Award winner Nevada Barr, New York Times best-selling author of Winter Study, enthralls millions with the exploits of roving park ranger Anna Pigeon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another hit

    • By W.Denis on 04-17-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Superior Death

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    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

    • Deep South

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    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

    • Firestorm

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    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

    • High Country

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    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

    • Blood Lure

    • By: Nevada Barr
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    The Anna Pigeon mysteries are a New York Times best-selling series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edge of your seat...

    • By stone artist on 01-01-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 659
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 546

    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

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