Pigeon Language

‘Tis the season to get back in touch with nature, take a few hikes, and head out for some camping adventures. The dangers, though, of spinning into the wild range well beyond simply getting a sunburn or bug bites. Award-winning author Nevada Barr revisits the great outdoors in her latest mystery, Destroyer Angel, and reads and discusses her work on Tuesday, April 8.

Barr’s latest is her 18th outing with protagonist Anna Pigeon. The National Park Service ranger’s camping trip in northeastern Minnesota with friends gets interrupted by a band of gunmen with nefarious plans. Pigeon, having slipped away before the confrontation, snaps into action in the outback when it’s clear that she’s all that stands between her compatriots and tragedy.

Barr is scheduled to appear at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 North Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and copies of Destroyer Angel are $26.99. For more information, visit or call 480-947-2974.

Tue., April 8, 7 p.m., 2014
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