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By Nevada Barr

Park Ranger Anna Pigeon stumbles upon a ugly homicide with scary racial overtones within the most recent installment of the bestselling series."What lifts the Anna Pigeon novels a ways above many of the different modern beginner sleuth mysteries is Barr's beautiful writing--it swoops, it soars, sails then catches you unawares underneath the guts and takes your breath away," proclaimed the Cleveland simple broker of final year's Liberty Falling. In Deep South, Nevada Barr takes our breath away once more as her heroine travels cross-country to Mississippi, simply to come across negative secrets and techniques within the center of the south.The handwritten join up the tree acknowledged all of it: REPENT. For Anna Pigeon, this could were cause sufficient to show again for her loved Mesa Verde. in its place she heads for the Natchez hint expressway and the promoting that awaits her. shortly, she unearths herself in the middle of controversy: because the new district ranger, she faces resentment so severe her skill to do her activity might be compromised, and her lifestyles could be at risk. yet all innovations of private defense are put aside with the invention of a tender girl's physique in a rustic cemetery, a sheet round her head, a noose round her neck.The kudzu is thick and eco-friendly, the woods darkish and entire of secrets and techniques. And the ghosts of violence hover as Anna struggles for solutions to questions that, might be, should not be requested. Deep South proves that, "like the parks and monuments she writes of, Nevada Barr could be declared a countrywide treasure" (The Bloomsbury Review).

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Matt Dryer," she said. I saw two boys leaving the graveyard just before I found you. " "I don't remember. I don't remember anything. I was drunk, okay? " "Why do you keep asking me stuff? I don't remember anything after leaving the dance. You asking's not going to make me remember so quit asking... " Even under duress, the manners were holding. Anna was impressed. "Okay. You were drunk. A blackout. It happens. " Heather stood up abruptly. "How would I know that? Look, I gotta go back to class.

He's smart. " Adele MacK got the look of somebody who has inadvertently gotten their buddy in trouble. "He was Heather's date. " Anna was going to tell MacK of the girl's drunken state, then for some reason decided to cut Heather some slack. Maybe it was the fear she'd seen just under the girl's skin. "He might be able to remember things Heather can't. Fill in a few gaps," she concluded. Vice Principal MacK procrastinated. She didn't want to give Matt up. She'd been much quicker to throw Heather to the wolves, assuming Anna was the wolves.

Had a child not been missing she might have played the game, silence for silence. She was better at it than most. Today other tasks took precedence. "Well, I don't think we ought to go bothering Paul just because you dug up an old scarf you think might have blood on it. Could be anything. " Black chiffon seeded with rhinestones; hunting in Mississippi must be a whole lot more glamorous than it was in Colorado. "Call him now," Anna said in the even colorless tones she used shortly before she ripped someone's head off.

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