Many writers have used national parks as settings for novels, but none have managed to do it more successfully or more durably than Nevada Barr. The books in her Anna Pigeon Mysteries series have consistently made the best seller lists, won prestigious awards, created a large base of fans who eagerly await her next book, and established Barr as the premier writer of national park-focused novels.
If you've read any of the 17 books in the Anna Pigeon Mysteries series, please take a few moments to share your thoughts.
Tell us about anything that's relevant. Which books in the Anna Pigeon Mysteries series have your read? Do you believe that Barr's descriptions of park physical and cultural resources are reasonably accurate? Have you ever visited a park because you read about it in a Nevada Barr novel? Would reading a Nevada Barr novel set in a particular park be a good thing to do before visiting that park? How much do you think the characters inhabiting Barr's novels resemble the real-life rangers, superintendents, concessioners, and others who work in, manage, and protect our national parks?