Boar Island (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Boar Island (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Nevada Barr


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As a National Park Service Ranger, Anna Pigeon has dealt with all manner of crime, but she's out of her depth when the daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod is driven to the edge of suicide by a vicious cyber-bullying campaign. With Anna about to start her new post at Acadia National Park, Heath decides they will join Anna and stay on a small island nearby. But the move across the country doesn't solve the problem: the stalker follows them. Making matters worse, a brutal murder is committed soon after Anna's arrival in Acadia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606408288
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Series: Anna Pigeon Series , #19
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Nevada Barr (b.1952) is an American mystery author. She is best known for her Anne Pigeon mystery series. Barr worked as an actress until she became a seasonal national park ranger where she was inspired to write the Anne Pigeon series which she began in 1993 with Track the Cat. Over the course of her career she has won numerous awards including Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards.


Clinton, Mississippi

Date of Birth:

March 1, 1952

Place of Birth:

Yerington, Nevada


B.A., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 1974; M.A., University of California at Irvine, 1977

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Boar Island 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending came as a total surprise. But everything was neatly tied together. I was disappointed when I reached the end of the book only because I wasn't ready for the book to end. Now I have to wait until the next one. Darn!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I seriously enjoyed this story. I especially liked how the author brought so many seemingly disparate components of the story into a cohesive explanation of one central plot. I have to say this one was outstanding, even for such a talented author as Nevada Barr. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series but miss the focus on Anna. She seems to be backstage in the last two books.
Mommadonnabob More than 1 year ago
As usual, Ms Barr has delivered an exciting and riveting story in the saga of Anna Pigeon. I can't wait for #20!
Thymedust More than 1 year ago
The frail white and black tom peered uncomfortably into the camp, his paws prickling with unease. Would any of the cats remember him? Would anyone from Velvetstar's leadership even still be alive? This left him uncertain, and afraid, his ears flattening softly. "Hello?" He breathed softly, his whiskers trembling. (For those who do not know me, I am Thymedust, and I roleplayed here while Velvetstar was leader, a long time ago. I however, had to leave, as I broke my nook...This might be just a once in a lifetime post, because I'm not sure I can review twice on the same book on this site, so....Yeah) -Thymedust
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Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
Nevada Barr has developed a tried-and-true pattern of storytelling with the novels featuring her fan-favorite protagonist, National Park Service veteran Anna Pigeon. She also tries to stretch the boundaries on that style, lest the reader (and, I'm sure, the author) get complacent or bored. In Boar Island, the19th Anna Pigeon novel, Ms. Barr runs parallel stories. One involves a cyber-stalker menacing Anna's goddaughter, while the other addresses a murder just outside of the boundaries of Maine's Acadia National Park, where Anna has 3 weeks of temporary duty. Both tales are told from a different perspective – the former, a traditional “whodunnit” (albeit in the computer age), while the latter is a “we KNOW who did it, now how do they get identified and caught”, a style familiar to viewers of the late Peter Falk's Columbo television show. Both stories successfully stand alone; it feels almost like an episode of the old Love Boat series where we are watching two independent tales being played out, albeit with a common protagonist rather than shared supporting characters. When one stops to consider how many parallel stories each of us participate in on a daily basis in real-life, this concept brings a very true-to-life aspect to the novel. Typically in novels, when parallel stories are introduced, they turn out to be two heads of the same Hydra. In this case, while it is impossible to totally separate them given the common protagonist and the small area where both are occurring, they stay remarkably separated through most of the book (I won't say all – maybe they end up being tied together after all, maybe they don't, no spoilers here.) Oh yeah, and those of you who read the books to find out how Anna can be injured during the investigation will not be disappointed. I had a few issues with the “suspense” and “background” aspect of the novel. They felt too drawn out to me – bringing a sensation of boredom rather than background, and impatience rather than suspense. Mind you, this could be a factor of the narrator (or director) of the audio version I “read”, OR the simple fact that I only had a 2 week loan on the book from the library with no renewals, and had a ticking clock hanging over my head to get it finished and returned. OR perhaps the author took some necessary plot points and simply overdid them and I happened to be particularly sensitive to the overworking. I did like the author relocating most of the action to Acadia National Park – one of the jewels of the National Park Service that I've actually had the privilege of visiting. Her descriptions of both the Park and nearby Bar Harbor provided some pleasant reminiscing. RATING: 4 stars.
HillbillyLill More than 1 year ago
This book irritated me. it was a long story that was resolved in just a few pages at the end. Barr has never written as well as she did when she wrote Deep South. I miss that kind of suspense in her books.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
The author’s characters are well-developed and realistic. Their interactions are plausible. She shows a vulnerable side to her characters, but also gives them strength and determination in other areas readers/listeners can relate to. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat does a great job of bringing the characters to life through her various vocals. Her mannerisms enhance the story and adds to the emotional elements. The rugged setting of a national park draws you in as the action of the story unfolds. The author weaves the strips of mystery into an entertaining tale. The story moves at a good pace as you fit the pieces together. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sobryan More than 1 year ago
Nevada Barr is the award-winning author of the Anna Pigeon mystery series showcasing the national park system. “Boar Island” is the 19th novel featuring the hard-edged national park ranger who finds danger and mystery wherever she goes. Barr herself is a former park ranger, and she builds upon real-life experiences, places and people to bring Anna to life. As she starts her post at Acadia National Park in Maine, Anna gets a desperate call from her friend Heath Jarrod, who needs helps for her adopted teenage daughter Elizabeth. The girl is being spooked by nasty rumors and online bullying. Anna invites the mom, teen and an aunt to stay with her on Boar Island in the Acadia. Unfortunately, the stalker comes, too. When dead people start turning up in the park, Anna does what she does best – solve the mystery with cunning and stealth. ARC provided by
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so happy to be back! The family and school situation has been so crazy lately that I just couldnt get on, and then I got a new phone that wouldn't support the format of the ap<_>p! Hope everyone is doing well! :* ^Mouse^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful ginger she-cat with creamy white patches on her muzzle an paws. "May I join?" She asked. She noticed honeykit and winterkit. "Oh what lovely kits."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thinking about joining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bio at lmj)) she pads around
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The small kitten crawled in softly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They wander in. "May we join?" They mew at the same time. (Moonkit~ a light grey shekit with white paws and tail tip. Rainkit~ a dark grey tom kit with white tail and paws)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm gonna leave this up for the day, but thank you to the few of you guys who are still around. Hopefully in time we'll grow again, but I think for now let's just focus on rping some fun stuff! Rose, let's talk at our book! :) We'll figure out what's going on with Lava and Spirit. In the meantime, I am going to briefly establish the rest of camp. You can talk to me in the next result if you want! <p> Sapphirestar exits her den with Honeykit behind her as normal. Raising the kit and losing Lavamist to an Ice Claw traitor have both sent the leader into more reclusive habits as of late, and she's hardly seen much of her clanmates recently. Honeykit has grown in size and ability considerably and is fast approaching the age of an apprentice. Her slender bodice is the perfect shadow of Spirit's, yet golden yellow eyes set her apart from him. All else however, is remarkably the same. Her confident stride, bravery, short attention span, as well as a weak desire to be close companions with others aside from Sapphirestar. The chocolate tabby leader takes a seat under the High Branch to give Honeykit some time to play, while she grooms her pelt and remains by herself. Honeykit has grown more used to exploring the entire clearing, even poking her head into a den occasionally, but she's careful to stay out of the way of the bigger cats as she does. ~Sapphirestar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The she-cat sat in a tree looking around the camp with her lavender eyes as her silver fur swayed in the wind
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The frail black and white tom peered into camp, the aura of uncertainty and nervousness buzzing around him like bees. Would any cat from Velvetstar's leadership even be around still? His paws, prickling with anxiety, pushed himself ahead, each movement stiff and shaking. "Hello?" He managed out quietly, his head lowering softly as he sniffed the air. So many scents he never knew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wha is the locaion of the place where the clans all gather, and the moonpool, starclan, and the dark forest are at? -inferno
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A silver-white shecat with a dark blue eye and a black eye paddes in gracfully. <p> ((Heeeeey lets see who can guess who I am and if I can possibly tell who is a BC cat here. ^^ ))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She padded in. "Hello?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The she cat paded in.