Barr, Nevada. Web Site of Nevada Barr. http://www.nevadabarr.com. This Web site is maintained by Nevada’s sister Molly Barr and contains up-to-date information on Barr’s books. The site also hosts a gallery of the two sisters’ art, as well as photos of Nevada when she worked for the National Park Service. Though not necessarily a scholarly source, the personal elements of this site make it worthwhile when studying Nevada Barr.
Cava, Francis. Sleuths in Skirts: A Bibliography and Analysis of Serialized Female Sleuths. New York: Routledge, 2002. This book contains a compendium of information about female sleuths, including brief descriptions of heroines. The extended bibliography of detectives and works includes Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon. Index.
Line, Less. “Guadalupe Gumshoe.” Audubon 105 (September, 2003): 22-23. Line’s profile accentuates Barr’s interest in natural habitats and provides an overview of her work as a mystery novelist whose protagonist operates as a National Park Service ranger. This article also provides interesting statistics about national park violence and staffing as it relates to events within Barr’s novels.
Nolan, Tom. “For a Clue, Look Up.” The Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2003, p. W19. This profile of Barr focuses primarily on her writing style and her success with mysteries. Also includes information relative to her nonfictional work, Seeking Enlightenment Hat by Hat.
Rancourt, Linda. “Murder She Writes.” National Parks Magazine 69 (September/October, 1995): 30-35. This article in a National Park Service journal appeared early in Barr’s career, highlighting the importance of her National Park Service work in her writing. Drawing on workers’ comments from the various parks mentioned in Barr’s first three novels, as well as Barr’s comments on her own work, Rancourt shows how Barr combines her job of National Park ranger with that of mystery novelist.
Reynolds, Moira Davison, ed. Women Authors of Detective Series: Twenty-One American and British Authors, 1900-2000. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2001. Describes Barr’s work as well as that of twenty other female authors of detective fiction in the twentieth century.
Shindler, Dorman T. “Taking on History’s Mysteries.” Review of Flashback, by Nevada Barr. Publishers Weekly 250, no. 4 (January 27, 2003): 230. Ostensibly a review of Barr’s Flashback, this interview also addresses her use of history in both her mysteries and her historical Western, Bittersweet.