Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nevada Barr's six favorite books

Nevada Barr is an award-winning novelist and New York Times best-selling author.

She has a growing number of Anna Pigeon mysteries to her credit--the latest, The Rope, is set in the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area--as well as numerous other books, short stories, and articles.

One of Barr's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron's sleuth, Mike Bowditch, is a 24-year-old Maine Fisheries and Wildlife man, and most definitely not hard-boiled. Using Bowditch's youth and vulnerability, Doiron gives us a fresh sense of the harsh realities of crime and law enforcement that years of tough guys have allowed us to forget.
Read about the other books on Barr's list.

The Page 69 Test: Paul Doiron's The Poacher's Son.

--Marshal Zeringue