Game Wardens and Rugged Outdoorsy Sleuths: 7 Titles about Crime in the Natural World

Outdoorsy types are the new tough guys (and gals) in crime fiction. C. J. Box’s Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett may be the best known of the current crop, but Joe better not look back (as Satchel Paige warned), because, if he does, he’ll likely hear Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch, from Maine, gaining on him. And, of course, let’s not forget Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon, who is a park ranger rather than a game warden but who was finding trouble in the woods years before any of these newer fellows.