There are plenty of reasons her friends and family might have wanted Danielle Posey dead, ranging from her $40,000 insurance policy to jealousy to flat-out insanity. Anna wonders whether the sheet's a red herring, but she can't dismiss it entirely. Though the local culture's no longer built around segregation, racism still exists at a deep level that Anna finds unsettling. Both Danielle Posey and the prime suspect--her boyfriend--are white, but Danielle had secrets her friends won't reveal. Still, no one else appears to be in danger, until a prankster--or could it be a murderer?--sets an alligator loose in Anna's garage (nearly killing her faithful black Lab, Taco) and a local preacher commits suicide.
With the help of the handsome local sheriff, Paul Davidson, Anna pulls together clues from local history, Civil War reenactors, and the Mississippi mud and kudzu. Anna Pigeon's one tough bird--she survives not only a little alligator wrestling but also a brutal attack that leads her to the truth of what happened to Danielle Posey and why. What's most fascinating is how much of her famous emotional shield she lets slip in the process. --Barrie Trinkle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I just finished reading this book & it was so hard to put down. When Nevada Barr writes a book you feel like you are right there with Anna. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2003
Hey, this is only the 2nd Barr book I have read. The other one is liberty falling, and though the entire world appears to find that to be her best work, i would give that one only... Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2002 by David Myers
I loved this book. I never saw the ending coming. It kept me on the edge. I highly recommend this book.Published on Sept. 1 2002 by Jodie Goebel
Who better to write about the south but someone who has been there and also worked the very same job in the very same location. Read morePublished on June 24 2002 by Charles Hickey
Anna Pigeon is on the move again - with cat Piedmont and dog Taco in tow. Her new assignment is in the Deep South of the Natchez Trace in Mississippi. Read morePublished on June 12 2002 by cousette copeland
This book enthralled me and kept me coming back for more.
Maybe it was the fact that it is set in the most "southern" part of the south. Read more
I've read all of the Anna Pigeon mysteries by Nevada Barr and this one takes the cake. Anna makes her first permanent move to a new park, the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi,... Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2002 by Libby Taylor