At the opening of Borderline, Anna Pigeon is having a bit of a rough patch. Shes on leave from her job at the National Park Service with post-traumatic stress disorder (a wolf study went horribly wrong last year dont ask) and isnt sure shell be allowed back even after her symptoms subside. The only thing thats going right is her marriage with new husband Paul. The couple head to Big Bend for a little rest and sunshine, but since this is a Nevada Barr novel, you know that it isnt going to last long. It doesnt. During a raft trip down the Rio Grande, the two find a nearly dead pregnant woman caught between two boulders. Goodbye rest and sunshine, hello mystery and intrigue. Barrs National Parks series of mysteries is among the most successful in the genre these days. Find out why at todays reading and discussion. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Thu., April 9, 6:30 p.m., 2009