By Nevada Barr
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon returns to stand her such a lot duplicitous foe—human nature—in Nevada Barr's New York Times bestseller, Hunting Season.
The quiet fantastic thing about autumn on Mississippi’s Natchez hint is quickly shattered while Anna solutions a decision to Mt. Locust, as soon as a operating plantation and resort, now a vacationer spot. however the guy Anna reveals in an previous bed room isn't any vacationer in misery. He’s approximately bare, and extremely dead—his physique bearing marks in keeping with intercourse video games long past awry. On a writing desk within sight is an open Bible with ominous passages turned around in red.
There are secrets and techniques that widespread males during this God-fearing kingdom desire to retain below wraps—and Anna has stumbled right into a nest of them.
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Her voice wasn't as high-pitched as it had been when Anna arrived, but she would probably sound like a child all of her life. There was thought behind the park aide's words. She was working to remember details. A good witness, if she'd seen anything worth witnessing. "I opened the cash register. " They were on the brick stairway now, and Anna's heels were clicking annoyingly again. "At nine I walked up here, up to the house, to open it up. I opened Grandma Polly's room first. " Anna knew which room was Grandma Polly's.
Oh, right. " The door hardware at Mt. Locust was so old and pitted with rust Anna doubted they would be able to lift any fingerprints, but she said nothing. Shelly had found a reason she could understand for leaving well enough alone. If it kept Anna from being interfered with, she was happy with it. Anna's patrol car, with everything she'd need in the trunk, was parked in front of her house at Rocky Springs, fifteen miles north of Port Gibson. Before heading south, she'd stopped in the Port Gibson Ranger Station and scraped up a tape recorder, camera, gloves, measuring tape and notebook.
Between her nose and the rag rug, the dust was unmarked. Beyond the small rectangle of faded cotton, in the area from the storage room door to the bedside, the dust had been disturbed. "Get on the radio, Shelly. Have dispatch get in touch with the sheriff. Tell him we got tracks in dust. Special paper, kind of a cross between Saran Wrap and tinfoil, will lift them. Several different brand names. Port Gibson District doesn't have any. " Anna wasn't optimistic. She'd never worked in a park that kept that kind of stuff on hand.
Anna Pigeon 10 Hunting Season by Nevada Barr