"Well-written and complex who-done-it"
Anna Pigeon, the District Park Ranger for the
Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi, is not having an easy
time of it. She's in a secret relationship with a married
man Paul Davidson, the sheriff of Claiborne. One of her
workers is jealous of her because she got the job he
thought he was entitled to while another employee refuses
any overtures of friendship because of the race issue.
When a murder occurs in her jurisdiction, she
immerses herself in the investigation, hoping it will help
her forget her deeper problems. A dead man is found in bed
in Mt. Locust, a former plantation now located on the
Natchez Trace. This investigation is Anna's most dangerous
one to date as she is attacked by vicious poachers and her
car is totaled by a traveler who thinks she is in it at the
time. By the time this case is solved, Anna is eager to
get back to solving her personal and professional problems.
Nevada Barr is one of the few mystery writers today
who turns out a constantly well-written and complex who-
done-it that manages to pull the reader into the story. In
HUNTING SEASON, the audience is treated to a softer Anna,
one who is in love and knows she can get hurt but is
willing to take the risk. Her curiosity takes her into her
most deadly adventure yet leaving readers mesmerized by the
risks she takes in pursuit of the truth.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 31, 2001