The best books about Nevada 📚

Browse the best books on Nevada as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of The Man From the Cave

The Man From the Cave

By Colin Fletcher

Why this book?

Mysteries also are a part of historical true crime, including people who were (or still are) missing and/or those who lived under changed identities. In the Nevada desert in 1968, Fletcher literally bumped into a trunk filled with decades-old possessions. Whose were they? Fletcher then documented his own investigation as he managed to find newspaper articles and National Archive records to piece together an old prospector's life. Armchair sleuths and others who are proficient in searching the internet today will find this book is a real eye-opener, as it shows what it was like to reconstruct a person's hidden life,…

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The best historical true crime & mystery books

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Burn for Me

By Ilona Andrews

Why this book?

Ilona Andrews (a husband and wife team) is one of my instant buy authors. I love all their series but Hidden Legacy is my favorite. The intricate plots, compelling characters, and real-world feel make their books memorable. BURN FOR ME, set in an alternate Houston, Texas, introduces the reader to Navada Baylor and the Baylor Family Detective Agency. Navada is given a case she can’t refuse, which puts her in the crosshairs of two powerful Primes. Primes are the highest-ranked magic users and act as if they are above the law.

Nevada is a strong female character willing to do…

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The best urban fantasy books with a strong female lead

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A Superior Death

By Nevada Barr

Why this book?

Nevada Barr worked as a ranger in the National Park Service, and if you yearn to explore more national parks as much as I do, she’s definitely the mystery author to read, with 19 mysteries set in a variety of national parks. It’s difficult for me to choose a favorite, but this novel, the second in the Anna Pigeon series, features Isle Royale National Park, a little-visited treasure in the Great Lakes that I hope to explore one day. I’m also a scuba diver, so I especially appreciate the tense underwater scenes, as well as all the eccentric NPS characters…

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The best novels of women sleuths in wild places

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Voices in the Wilderness: A True Story

By Ronald Morehead

Why this book?

Ron Morehead is a true explorer in the field of Bigfoot research. He could easily stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Clive Cussler in the category of author, explorer, and adventurer. Voices in the Wilderness chronicles Morehead’s four-decade journey of trying to understand what he heard in the Sierra Nevada woods back in the early 1970s. Toward the end of the book, Moorehead explores ideas and theories on the origins of Bigfoot and what researchers are searching for in the forest.
From the list:

The best books to believe in Bigfoot

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Roughing It

By Mark Twain

Why this book?

Mark Twain is my writing idol. Before Roughing it, I’d never read a book written during the Civil War era which didn’t take sides and grind axes. From it, I learned detachment, that personal adventures can live side-by-side with even the most earth-shattering events. And that hilarious stories like “Bemis and the Buffalo” are the best antidote for the chaos and pain of war.
From the list:

The best books that bring a touch of humor to the Old West

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The Last Season

By Eric Blehm

Why this book?

In 1996, backcountry ranger Randy Morgenstern vanished in the wilds of California’s Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Morgenstern was well-known for his ability to find lost hikers in remote, rugged terrain, and that he could simply vanish himself was unthinkable. An investigation was launched, search parties covered vast areas of the park. Rumors circulated of his simply walking out of the park to start a new life. Others thought he might be injured and unable to reach help, or had even taken his own life.

As I turned the pages, spellbound by the mystery, I also deeply related to…

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The best gripping books set in the wild

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