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Liberty Falling

Liberty Falling by Nevada Barr

Reviewed by L. Bennett


Liberty Falling, by Nevada Barr, features National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon. Anna is the modern version of the NPS ranger -- a gun-totting law enforcement officer with a passion to protect NPS assets (natural and otherwise) from damage. Unlike the previous mysteries in the series, Liberty Falling sets Anna apart from her colleagues because she is off duty and in New York on personal business. But that doesn't stop her from getting right in the middle of two apparent suicides and a homicide. And it doesn't protect her from personal dangers, either. All this is set at Ellis Island and Liberty Island (Statue of Liberty), both managed by the NPS. A touch of bureaucratic reality is added by the author, whose employment as an NPS ranger gives Barr the technical background for her stories.

The mystery reads easily, quietly slips clues under your nose, and keeps you attentive to detail if, like me, you want to figure out who done it. While Anna Pigeon appears in several other mysteries there is no need to have read them before reading this one. Each book stands on its own merits. This is an enjoyable group of mysteries.


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