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A Superior Death (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)


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ISBN13: 9780425194713
ISBN10: 042519471x
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Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a mystery that unfolds in and around Lake Superior, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a deadly price. In her latest mystery, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a new post amid the cold, deserted, and isolated beauty of Isle Royale National Park, a remote island off the coast of Michigan known for fantastic deep-water dives of wrecked sailing vessels. Leaving behind memories of the Texas high desert and the environmental scam she helped uncover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake Superior and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. But when a routine application for a diving permit reveals a grisly underwater murder, Anna finds herself 260 feet below the forbidding surface of the lake, searching for the connection between a drowned man and an age-old cargo ship. Written with a naturalist's feel for the wilderness and a keen understanding of characters who thrive in extreme conditions, A Superior Death is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.


Below the frigid waters of Lake Superior lies a sunken 1927 wreck--the final resting place of its five victims. But when divers surface with a tale of seeing a sixth body, Anna Pigeon must break the lake's grip on its icy secrets. Reissue.

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jthanson92, October 9, 2009 (view all comments by jthanson92)
National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon has been reassigned to Lake Superior in Michigan. This is quite a change of scenery for her, having spent most of her career in desert settings. Among the shipwrecks in the lake is the Kamloops, a ship that sunk in 1927 with 5 sailors still aboard. Things begin to get interesting when a pair of recreational divers comments that one of the bodies looks so good, it’s as if the person died just yesterday. When one of the locals turns up missing, Anna hopes the extra body with the wreck isn’t his but unfortunately it is. Now Anna must determine who the killer is and why, not knowing that she could be walking into danger herself.

A Superior Death by Nevada Barr is the second entry in the popular Anna Pigeon series. This time the action takes place on Lake Superior in Michigan. I believe that part of the success of this series is that Barr periodically implements a change of scenery, which opens up new and fresh plot options. As a Federal employee myself, I can relate to the bureaucracy within which she works. Barr writes in a way that lets us get to know Anna and the assortment of colorful characters she lives and works with. This series is always an enjoyable read and I look forward to catching up on the rest of the series and look forward to hearing more from Anna Pigeon. I can heartily recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery without gore or tedious details.
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Barr, Nevada
Berkley Books
New York
Mystery & Detective - Series
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Mystery fiction
Pigeon, anna (fictitious character)
Women park rangers
Superior, Lake, Region
Pigeon, Anna
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
An Anna Pigeon Novel
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Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
6.84x4.32x.88 in. .33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Below the frigid waters of Lake Superior lies a sunken 1927 wreck--the final resting place of its five victims. But when divers surface with a tale of seeing a sixth body, Anna Pigeon must break the lake's grip on its icy secrets. Reissue.
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