Anna Pigeon is a fictional character in a series of mystery novels by American author Nevada Barr. Anna is a park ranger at the same time as being a detective. Each one of the Anna Pigeon books takes place in a new national park wherein Pigeon must solve a new mystery. Anna is a small middle-aged woman with long, grey hair that she keeps in a braid.

The Anna Pigeon novels started in 1993 with Track of the Cat in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Since then, Anna has been to the following national parks: Isle ROyale, Mesa Verde, Statue of Liberty, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Yosemite, New Orleans Jazz, Natchez, Glen Canyon and others. Below is a list of Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon books in order of publication and in chronological order:

Publication Order of Anna Pigeon Books


Track of the Cat(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Superior Death(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ill Wind(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firestorm(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Endangered Species(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blind Descent(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Liberty Falling(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep South(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Lure(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunting Season(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flashback(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Country(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Truth(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter Study(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Borderline(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burn(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rope(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destroyer Angel(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boar Island(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Anna Pigeon Books

The Rope features Anna’s first case, making it the first book in the Anna Pigeon chronology.

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  • Crosenior

    I read my first anna pigeon book ‘ Track Of The cat ‘ , I’m very excited about continuing the series .It took a Dec to get use to the writing but once I did….I was impressed

  • Susan March

    The above list is the publication order of Anna Pigeon series but I know it isn’t the chronological since the book The Rope is the prequel and it is one of the last published. After The Rope do the books follow in the sequence that they were published?

    • meeshrvrn

      track of the cat was the first anna pigeon the rope is a flashback to annas first assignment as a ranger u can read it first and then continue by order of publication seamlessly I enjoyed it as a flashback as I was introduced to her books by a park ranger at Yellowstone in 1999.