Title: Deep South
Author: Barr, Nevada
Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York
Publication Date: 2000
Edition: SIGNED First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F
Comments: Tight copy.
Synopsis: Park Ranger Anna Pigeon stumbles upon a gruesome murder with frightening racial overtones in the latest installment of the bestselling series.
“What lifts the Anna Pigeon novels far above most of the other contemporary amateur sleuth mysteries is Barr’s exquisite writing–it swoops, it soars, sails then catches you unawares beneath the heart and takes your breath away,” proclaimed the Cleveland Plain Dealer of last year’s Liberty Falling. In Deep South, Nevada Barr takes our breath away once again as her heroine travels cross-country to Mississippi, only to encounter terrible secrets in the heart of the south.
The handwritten sign on the tree said it all: REPENT. For Anna Pigeon, this should have been reason enough to turn back for her beloved Mesa Verde. Instead she heads for the Natchez Trace Parkway and the promotion that awaits her. Almost immediately, she finds herself in the midst of controversy: as the new district ranger, she faces resentment so extreme her ability to do her job may be compromised, and her life may very well be in danger. But all thoughts of personal safety are set aside with the discovery of a young girl’s body in a country cemetery, a sheet around her head, a noose around her neck.