A Superior Death
Anna Pigeon, returns in a mystery that unfolds in and around
Lake Superior in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes
with a deadly price ...
A Superior Death is set on Isle
Royale National Park in Lake Superior, Michigan. It is the second in
the series and delves into the mysteries both on this wilderness island
and in the cold, clear, deep waters of the lake surrounding it.
By sheer coincidence every man at the Windigo end of the
island was sent off to fight them. Remaining was me, as Acting District
Ranger, and three female interpreters. A visitor remained with us for
several days after the exodus. Each day this man looked more harried
and glum. On day three he came into the ranger station. He looked as
if he'd lost weight and was not sleeping well. After a few minutes of
muttering, he asked in a tiny scared voice: "What have you done with all
the MEN?" That and a wonderful old short story (Two Bottles of
Relish by Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany) became
the touchstones for the book."
"Isle Royale National Park was my first duty station as a seasonal law
enforcement ranger and Anna Pigeon's second park. A number of things
went into the inspiration for this book. While I was there, fires broke
out in the West (as they do every summer, a pity for the nearby
residents but a financial boon for wild land firefighters).