Boar Island: An Anna Pigeon Novel (Anna Pigeon Mysteries #19) (Hardcover)

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The Anna Pigeon series set in National Parks is always interesting.  This time Anna is sent to Acadia National Park in Maine to fill in as Acting Chief Ranger.  Before she leaves Colorado, she gets an emergency call.  Her goddaughter Elizabeth was discovered by her adopted mother, Heath, on the edge of committing suicide.  Slowly they pull from Elizabeth the cause of her despair, cyber-bullying.  Horrible things, untrue things, are being posted on the web.  Anna is sickened by the malice and her feeling of helplessness.  The authorities are not much help, the perpetrators hidden in anonymity.  It is decided Heath, along with her aunt Gwen, will bring Elizabeth to Acadia while Anna is posted as Chief Ranger.  Gwen has friends they can stay with and it will get Elizabeth away from her tormenters.  Of course it doesn’t, the tormentors follow.  A second mystery begins when a local man, a brute known to beat his wife, is murdered.

— Deon Stonehouse

The Anna Pigeon series set in National Parks is always interesting.  This time Anna is sent to Acadia National Park in Maine to fill in as Acting Chief Ranger.  Before she leaves Colorado, she gets an emergency call.  Her goddaughter Elizabeth was discovered by her adopted mother, Heath, on the edge of committing suicide.  Slowly they pull from Elizabeth the cause of her despair, cyber-bullying.  Horrible things, untrue things, are being posted on the web.  Anna is sickened by the malice and her feeling of helplessness.  The authorities are not much help, the perpetrators hidden in anonymity.  It is decided Heath, along with her aunt Gwen, will bring Elizabeth to Acadia while Anna is posted as Chief Ranger.  Gwen has friends they can stay with and it will get Elizabeth away from her tormenters.  Of course it doesn’t, the tormentors follow.  A second mystery begins when a local man, a brute known to beat his wife, is murdered.

— Deon Stonehouse

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Nevada Barr brings National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon to the wild beauty of Acadia National Park in the New York Times bestseller, Boar Island

Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon.

While they try to deal with the fragile state of affairs---and find the person behind the harassment---the three adults decide the best thing to do is to remove Elizabeth from the situation. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island.

But the move east doesn't solve the problem. The stalker has followed them east. And Heath (a paraplegic) and Elizabeth aren't alone on the otherwise deserted island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her.

BOAR ISLAND is a brilliant intertwining of past and present, of victims and killers, in a compelling novel that only Nevada Barr could write.

About the Author


Nevada Barr is the author of the series of New York Times bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, a law enforcement park ranger. Her novels include Winter Study, Borderline and Burn. She won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel for Track of the Cat. Like her character, Barr worked for the National Park Service as a park ranger before resigning to write full time. She had postings to such parks as Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas (where Anna Pigeon was created) and Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. She lives in New Orleans.

Praise For…


“A harrowing survival story, well imagined and forcefully told, about a brutal act that inspires a weak woman to become a strong one.” —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review, on The Rope

“Gripping . . . suspenseful . . . a tightly coiled story about trust and rebuilding a life, set against a stunning landscape.” —Sun Sentinel on The Rope

“Barr writes with a cool steady hand about the violence of nature and the cruelty of man.” —New York Times Book Review

“Outstanding . . . Anna's complex personality continues to elevate the series. ” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on Burn

“Nevada Barr is one of the best.” —The Boston Globe

“Another awesome winner for Barr!” —Library Journal on The Rope

“A fast-moving, unforgettable tale.” —Times-Picayune (New Orleans) on The Rope

“Barr creates possibly her most riveting story yet.” —Charlotte Observer on Burn

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250064691
ISBN-10: 1250064694
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Anna Pigeon Mysteries