New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1993. First Edition. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author, 8vo, black cloth over dark green boards, Mylar-protected illustrated dust jacket illustrated by Honi Werner, 238 pages. Near Mint / Near Mint. Item #684
SIGNED copy of Author's first mystery which won the Anthony and Agatha award for BEST FIRST MYSTERY novel. Listed as one of the 100 FAVORITE MYSTERIES OF THE CENTURY by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Assoc., pp.19-20.
An Anna Pigeon, ranger, mystery set in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas.
Nevada Barr created the Anna Pigeon series while working at a seasonal job in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. Her first permanent Park Ranger job was on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. after the success of her park mysteries, the author resigned her post to pursue writing fulltime.
Anna Pigeon is a fictional Natioinal park ranger and detective in the series of novels by the same name. She shares some life experiences with the author such as working as a national park ranger and having had a husband who worked in the theater in New York City. The books in the series are set in various national parks, where Pigeon solves murders that are often related to natural resource issues.
"Nevada Barr is the Tony Hillerman of Texas."--Nancy Pickard, author of I.O.U. And says Tony Hillerman: "A real find for those of us who like Western desert and inside information with our mystery."
SIGNED & in Exceptional Condition!