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Publication Order of Anna Pigeon Books

Track of the Cat (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Superior Death (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ill Wind (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firestorm (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endangered Species (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Descent (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liberty Falling (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep South (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Lure (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunting Season (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flashback (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Country (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard Truth (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Study (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borderline (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burn (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rope (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destroyer Angel (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boar Island (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Anna Pigeon Books

The Rope features Anna's first case, making it the first book in the Anna Pigeon chronology.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Malice Domestic Books

Malice Domestic 2 (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malice Domestic 14 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Each book is an anthology, with the listed author credited as the editor of the book.

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Seeking Enlightenment... Hat by Hat (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Smoke and Murders (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Women on the Case(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
AZ Murder Goes... Artful(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malice Domestic 8(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malice Domestic 10(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked Came the Phoenix(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nevada Barr Biography:

Everyone loves to read a good old fashioned mystery book. However, there are not many authors out there that have the ability to write good mystery books. It takes a special kind of writer who is both gifted with words and has a unique imagination to be a mystery author. While it is common that writers like this exist, there is one mystery author out there that many know and love. Her name is Nevada Barr. Get acquainted with this best-selling mystery author now, and find out all there is to know about this talented, special, and highly acclaimed mystery writer.

In The Beginning

Nevada Barr was born in a small western town in Nevada, called Yerington. She was born to two pilots and mechanics, and also has a sister named Molly. Contrary to popular belief, Nevada was not named after her state, but rather after a favorite character in a book that her father read. Her sister followed in her parents footsteps and became a pilot, leaving Nevada to be the black sheep of the family. Nevada was raised in the area of Johnstonville, California, where she would find a growing interest in the subjects writing and theatre.

Nevada’s School Life

Nevada did pretty well in school. She graduated high school in 1970, and went on to the University of California, going to the Irvine branch. She graduated from UC in the mid-seventies and acquired a BA degree in speech and drama, and also received an MFA for acting.

Her work in Theatre And Film

Nevada had a career that expanded over two decades in film, voice over work, and the theatre. She did a number of plays, commercials, and also did voice overs for radio. While working as an actress, she lived in New York City, and then moves to Minneapolis. In the summer time, she worked as a park ranger. She worked in many different states as a park ranger, including the Isle Royale in Michigan and the Guadalupe Mountains in Texas. When she wasn’t working as a park ranger or actress, she had jobs that involved writing. These included being a restaurant critic, and a travel writer. She moved frequently while working different jobs, and the last place she ended up moving to was Mississippi. It wasn’t until she made it to Mississippi that she decided to write novels, and her first ever published book came out in 1983.

Nevada’s Writing Career

Nevada had always been interested in writing. While she worked as a park ranger, she wrote several campfire stories that she had published, and she even taught people how to do storytelling. She had her first novel, titled Bittersweet, published in 1983. Although she had been working for a while as a writer, she did not become well known until her Anna Pigeon series came to light. The first in her Anna Pigeon series was titled Track of the Cat, and was published in 1993, ten years after her first novel had been published. From 1993 and on, she has mainly written mystery novels that include her world famous main character.

Anna Pigeon

Anna Pigeon is the main character in Nevada’s mystery books. The character is a female park ranger who loves both nature and animals, and ends up solving a bunch of mysteries. Her first book in the Anna Pigeon series was published in 1993, and it ended up winning two awards; the Agatha award and the Anthony award for best mystery. Her second book in the Pigeon series was loosely based on her adventures when she worked as a park ranger in Texas, and it was titled A Superior Death. Like Track of the Cat, it was well received and skyrocketed her to fame as a budding mystery writer. Thanks to these two novels, Nevada is now one of the most well-known and well-liked mystery authors around in a writing career that has expanded for thirty years.

Nevada’s Books

Nevada has a writing career that has expanded two decades. She has written over twenty books since the early 1980s. Some of these books include Bittersweet, Track of the Cat, A Superior Death, Burn, Borderline, Winter Study, Deep South, Liberty Falling, and her latest book that’s currently out, Destroyer Angel. Each book is filled with mystery, suspense, and will have you on the edge of your seat. Nevada has a way with words and continues to mesmerize fans over thirty years later with her fantastic imagination and work.

Recurring Characters

Nevada doesn’t have too many recurring characters. There is only one currently. These characters are Anna Pigeon, the main character in her well known mystery novels. Anna Pigeon is a world famous character, thank to Nevada’s amazing wit, imagination, and way with words. She has written no other recurring characters of special importance.

Personal Life

Nevada leads a fairly private life. She was married to a man she met when she worked as an actress, his name was Donald Paxton. He also switched careers and got involved in the environmental movement, which persuaded Nevada to work as a park ranger during the summers. Nevada was born on March 1st, 1952. She ended up resigning as a park ranger to focus on her work as an author right around the time she began to experience success with her Anna Pigeon novels. Nevada now lives in Mississippi where she continues to write her mystery novels.

Awards That Nevada Has Won

Nevada has won a lot of awards, thanks to her work with the Anna Pigeon novels. Some of the awards her books have landed her are the Dilys in 1995 for her book A Superior Death, the Barry award for “best novel” thanks to her book, Deep South, and the Agatha and Anthony awards for best first novel in 1994 for Track of the Cat. She won three different awards in 1999 for best novel for her work on Blind Descent. The awards she won were the Anthony awards, the Dilys awards, and the Macavity awards.

Nevada Barr is one author that continues to gain a growing fan base. She has worked on over twenty different novels, won countless awards, and continues to shock and surprise us with each new book release. To learn more about Nevada, visit her website today and read her books.

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12 Responses to “Nevada Barr”

  1. Mary L. Strong: 4 months ago

    I really miss Nevada’s books. Loved all of them! What Rose Forgot was really a departure for her but my favorite!❤️

    • Maureen Schweickert: 2 days ago

      I so agree with you, Mary! With each book I thought it couldn’t get better. Then along came What Rose Forgot. Excellent! I hope Nevada is well and happy and maybe thinking about her next book.

  2. Linda T: 9 months ago

    I’ve read them all; given the controversy politically about protecting our parks, I’d say there’s still fodder for her/Anna Pigeon for more mystery!!

  3. Craig: 12 months ago

    Nevada Barr is phenomenal!!! One of the very best writers of our generation. I wish she would hook up with CJ Box. And her character Anna Piegon, and Joe Pickett have to figure out the mystery together.

  4. Laura Lusk: 1 year ago

    I have been a huge fan of Nevada Barr. I have purchssed all of her books in the Anna Pigeon series. I can see them up in my book nest above the rear window in my RV that I have lived in since retiring from the National Park Service in 2011. Yes, I was a real ranger and loved my NPS career.

  5. Barbara LaPlume: 2 years ago

    I love the characters and the provenience. I have talked about these books for years and one of my daughters has fnally gotten by the bug and is reading them. I’d love to see more.

  6. Creszentia Devereux: 2 years ago

    Creszentia 6/14/22
    I have read all her books and I have seen nothing since 2016 ! It would be nice of her to let the public know if she has given up writing ?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Well she did write What Rose Forgot in 2019. I haven’t been able to find out any information about any future books.

      • Mary: 1 year ago

        I loved all of her books but really loved What Rose Forgot!, I hope that she continues to write fabulous novels!

  7. Alan Jersey: 2 years ago

    My all time favorite author. Waiting patiently for new stuff from her fertile mind or Sitting by my mental campfire waiting for more or burning my face at a lake drowning worms hoping I don’t have to clean fish

  8. Sylvia: 3 years ago

    Which was the first book in which paraplegic, Heath, and her adopted daughter, Elizabeth appeared? Are there really not going to be any more Anna Pigeon books?

    • Sara: 2 years ago

      Sylvia: The book is Hard Truth. I also wonder if she’s stopped writing Anna Pidgeon books, as the last one was written in 2016.


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