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Liberty Falling: An Anna Pigeon Mystery [Mass Market Paperback]

Nevada Barr
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great backdrop in Ellis Island! Oct. 29 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Since this was my first Anna Pigeon mystery I didn't have any problem seeing her in a national park that wasn't so "natural."
I loved the descriptions of the crumbling buildings on the islands and found them to be wonderful eery backdrops for intrigue.
The suspense plot kept my interest and gave me plenty of thrills
even as I enjoyed the gentler suspense of the sub-plot of Anna's ailing sister. I'm delighted to have discovered Nevada Barr's works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great backdrop in Ellis Island! Oct. 29 2002
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Since this was my first Anna Pigeon mystery I didn't have any problem seeing her in a national park that wasn't so "natural."
I loved the descriptions of the crumbling buildings on the islands and found them to be wonderful eery backdrops for intrigue.
The suspense plot kept my interest and gave me plenty of thrills
even as I enjoyed the gentler suspense of the sub-plot of Anna's ailing sister. I'm delighted to have discovered Nevada Barr's works.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Anna and New York Just Don't Mix Aug. 8 2002
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Intrepid park ranger Anna Pigeon is out of her milieu in this book, and the result is less than stellar.
Anna's beloved sister Molly has fallen dangerously ill, and Anna has rushed to her side. Long and boring stints in the ICU (for both Anna and the reader) are interspersed with acute anxiety attacks, and a pressing need for space. Liberty Island, which is actually one of three islands, is--surprise--a national park, and Anna bunks with a ranger friend rather than stay at Molly's tony apartment in Manhattan. Of course, Anna being Anna, she stumbles onto some nefarious doings, not only in Lady Liberty herself, but in the decayed buildings of Ellis Island. Her snooping is not taken well by the resident staff--to the point where her life may be in danger.
I don't know why I found the detailed descriptions of the inner workings of the Statue of Liberty, and the endless visits to the decaying buildings of Ellis Island, so boring. Linda Fairstein described much the same thing in one of her books, and it slowed her plot considerably, in my opinion. Perhaps it was this sense of deja vu that annoyed me so much in "Liberty Falling."
At any rate, I found the going very slow, to the point where I kept forgetting which character was which.
Added to the slow pace of the mystery is the intensely annoying courtship of Anna's sister by geeky G-man Frederick Stanton, who has become increasingly hard to take in each successive book. Why the fabulous Molly would respond to Stanton, even in her half-dead state, is beyond me. Anna has some problems with it as well, but for different reasons, as loyal readers of this series know.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A National Park Service in NEW YORK CITY????? June 16 2002
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Who knew? A National Park Service exists in New York City. Yes - at The Statue of Liberty! Anna Pigeon is a guest, rather than a working ranger, while she waits for news about her sister, Molly. Molly is in critical condition with complications that followed an operation. Anna races between The Statue of Liberty and the hospital. She works to solve the murders of a young teen girl and a NPS ranger/guard, both of whom appear to have 'fallen' from The Statue of Liberty. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Frederick tries to hide his love of Molly from Anna! The romantic element for Anna is Molly's doctor, who asks Anna on a date. And clueless Anna accepts. For a while, I wondered if Molly's remission reversal was due to the 'evil' doctor - but turns out his evil is in another arena.
This is probably my least favorite Nevada Barr book. I'll admit that I had a clue to the identity of the killer and accomplices about half way into the book. I was right. I think the most disappointing thing about this book is the urban setting. Barr can make any national park setting come alive, but the 'big city' of New York seemed stereotypical and uninteresting to the plot.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Does Liberty Fall? April 9 2002
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I haven't read a mystery for many decades and this was a good read as I finished the book (which is a good sign), however, felt the evil one(s) were not much of the story. There are about 4 characters that are well developed and the rest are in and out. There is a part in the book where a Doctor takes Anna Pigeon on a date and shows interest in her. Then Anna discovers he is into pornographic pictures and drops him like a hot potato. I did not discover where this added to the story and felt it was left in limbo. I would not rate this over 3 stars.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I would have edited this book considerably! Feb. 1 2002
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After loving Barr's 'Deep South' I was disappointed with 'Liberty Falling'. The storyline contained much redundancy and what can only be called filler, in what was a terrific storyline turned tedious. It took too long to get to the real plot. The author has the reader was asking "what is this going to be about?" for a good while. Too many extraneous characters also.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good read May 12 2001
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This is the 2nd Anna Pigeon Mystery I have read and liked it, but thought "Deep South" was a bit better. In this book, Anna is in New York to keep an eye on her sister who is in the hospital, but it seemed like she spent a heck of lot more time running around the city. Most of the story takes place on Ellis Island where Anna is staying with a fellow ranger. She takes to exploring the area and happens to be a witness when a young girl falls to her death off the Statue of Liberty. The police believe she may have been pushed by one of the security guards who, himself, ends up being the next to take the plunge. Of course, Anna can't rest (I noticed throughout the book she rarely slept) until she solves the mystery. Clues are hard to come by, but Anna manages to turn things up that the police couldn't. She ends up piecing things together and nearly gets herself killed in the process. The story tended to drag on a bit, but all in all it was a pretty good mystery. I guess I'm getting hooked on Anna Pigeon mysteries and will have to check out the others by Nevada Barr.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great mystery!
I have liked and admired Anna Pigeon since I read Nevada Barr's first book in this series but this is the first time that I really -liked- Anna as a person. Read more
Published on May 8 2001 by Rissa
4.0 out of 5 stars Author Rising
More intensely personal than her earlier adventures, this story opens with an already distraught Anna Pigeon, Park Ranger, attending on her deathly sick confidant and sister in the... Read more
Published on April 12 2001 by tertius3
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Barr's best written mystery novels!
Barr is definitely one of the current most intelligent writers of this genre. It is always a pleasure to pick up one of her books, because her writing is so well done and her... Read more
Published on March 5 2001 by K. L Sadler
3.0 out of 5 stars Liberty Flunked
Nevada Barr needs to return to settings that enable her to describe nature, animals and peoples' reactions to them. Read more
Published on Feb. 1 2001 by Connie Copenhaver
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
Liberty Falling is the first Anna Pigeon mystery I have read and I will definitely check into the others! Being a native NYer I was intrigued by the setting of Liberty Island. Read more
Published on Jan. 3 2001 by "momfed"
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved learning more about Liberty Island but...
lately Barr's mysteries leave me cold. I enjoyed her earlier books and their descriptions of our National Parks. Her musings are humorous and entertaining. Read more
Published on Nov. 27 2000
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