Monday, May 16, 2016


Some folks binge watch whole seasons of television shows on Netflix.

I am binge reading all of the books of Nevada Barr, starting at the beginning, about Anna Pigeon - National Park Ranger. Over the years I have read a few of her books here and there, not in any order, but reading them in order one after the other adds a lot to the story, it is easier to remember the back stories and people she meets along the way and how they all intertwine throughout her series.

These books combine my love of the national parks and mystery and reading. Of course my favorite part is the very detailed descriptions of the parks themselves, it is like you are there with her. 

We recently saw Ms. Barr, former park ranger, interviewed on the PBS special, The National Parks: America's Best Idea.

1. Track of the Cat (1993) - Guadaloupe Mountains National Park.
2. A Superior Death (1994) - Isle Royale National Park
3. Ill Wind (1995) - Mesa Verde National Park
4. Firestorm (1996) - Lassen Volcanic National Park            
5. Endangered Species (1997) - Cumberland Island
6. Blind Descent (1998) - Carlsbad Cavern
7. Liberty Falling (1999) - Gateways Park - Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
8. Deep South (2000) - Natchez Trace Parkway
9. Blood Lure (2001) - Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
10. Hunting Season (2002) - Natchez Trace National Park
11. Flashback (2003) - Dry Tortugas National Park  
12. High Country (2004) - Yosemite National Park
13. Hard Truth (2005) - Rocky Mountain National Park
14. Winter Study (2008) - Isle Royale National Park
15. Borderline (2009) - Big Bend National Park
16. Burn (2010) - Jazz National Heritage Park                      
17. The Rope (2012) - Glen Canyon National Recreational Area
18. Destroyer Angel (2014) - Minnesota’s Iron Mountains
19. Boar Island (2016) - Acadia National Park


The Calico Cat said...

I've read all of her books - in order. Boar Island is out for delivery! I pre-ordered it in February.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Glad you found a writer who fits in with your lifestyle. I tried one of her books once, but find Clive Cussler more to my liking. Happy hiking.