A suspenseful psychological thriller
By Nevada Barr and Perseus
Acclaimed author Nevada Barr weaves a compelling and chilling thriller of murder, intrigue and suspense.
Like history, some crimes are doomed to repeat themselves...
13 ½ is a taut and terrifying stand-alone psychological thriller from acclaimed author Nevada Barr. Perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Janet Evanovich.
'Stunning... Spellbinding psychological suspense with twists you won't see coming... An amazing, virtuoso piece of writing' - Lee Child
Polly Deschamps suspects there might be a connection between her beau and a series of decades-old murders. Two broken pasts collide in an uncertain present carrying the reader from the horrifying 1970s murder spree of a child - dubbed 'Butcher Boy' by a shocked public - in Rochester, Minnesota, to Polly, the abused daughter of Mississippi 'trailer trash', to post-Katrina New Orleans.
What readers are saying about 13½:
'Barr's book captivated me. The style had me hooked right up to the end'
'Nevada Barr has taken it to the next level'
'Dark and wonderful - I couldn't put it down'
Nevada Barr is an award-winning novelist and New York Times bestselling author. She began her career as an actress, during which time she became interested in the environmental movement and started working in the National Parks during the summers - Isle Royale in Michigan, Guadalupe Mountains in Texas, Mesa Verde in Colorado, and then on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. Nevada Barr has written a series of mysteries featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon as well as numerous other books, short stories and articles. She currently resides in New Orleans.
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04 Jul 2013
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Praise for Nevada Barr: Stunning... Spellbinding psychological suspense with twists you won't see coming... An amazing, virtuoso piece of writing — Lee Child
This book is a hands-down winner! Psychological terror at its best, 13 1/2 shines with authentic voices, high-amp tension, and Barr's brilliant and unique style — Jeffery Deaver
Keep the lights on while reading this intense psychological thriller. The tension's so tight you'll be rethinking every motive and clue up to the finale. Much like Nancy Pickard in The Virgin of Small Plains, Barr forces us to look beyond the obvious to the hidden evils we may have overlooked — Library Journal
A brilliantly harrowing effort... 13 ½ feels better written and more richly drawn than Barr's very good Anna Pigeon efforts. Certainly a new direction and one that takes her on a genre-bending course to evil and depravity in this downright chilling tale — Providence Journal
A hair-raising thriller.... packs a powerful punch — Romantic Times
Barr process adept at both pulsing horror and sweet romance... [for] readers who like dark psychological thrillers — Booklist
Barr skillfully shows her affinity for delving into her characters' souls in 13 ½. Barr keeps the psychological terror elevated in 13 ½ by realistically showing how people can be manipulated - by others and by the juvenile justice system — Sun-Sentinel, FL
13 ½ is a glorified thriller that will tease and please lovers of the genre — New Orleans Magazine
Barr's vibrant prose keeps you reading... irresistible — Charlotte Observer
Reminiscent of novels by Thomas Harris and Minette Walters... will send shivers up the spine of even the toughest reader... Barr adds interstitial musings about well-known murders throughout history that are so stone-cold they could make Hannibal Lector blanch in fear — Denver Post