The Anteater of Death

The Anteater of Death

eBook - 2011
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But if Lucy, the pregnant Giant Anteater from Belize, didn't kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her furry friend is shipped off to another zoo in disgrace. Then another human bites the dust, the monkeys riot, and the wolves go nuts. Things get worse when the snooty folks at Gunn Landing Harbor attempt to evict Teddy from the Merilee, her beloved houseboat. That's just the beginning. Her father, on the lam from the Feds for embezzling millions, gets targeted by a local gangster; and Caro, Teddy's socialite mother, a former beauty queen who loathes Teddy's dangerous job, starts introducing her to 'eligible bachelors.' But Teddy has already given her heart to Sheriff Joe Rejas, a migrant worker's son. Caro is not pleased. Zoo life, animal lore, and the leaky ups and downs of Central Coast California houseboat living create a thrilling backdrop for murder.
Publisher: [Scottsdale, AZ] : Poisoned Pen Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781615952205
1615952209
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource
Call Number: eBook

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cardigramma
Feb 01, 2016

I really enjoyed the zoo setting in this book.

bookfanatic1979 Nov 17, 2013

I have to hand it to Webb, she definitely did her research for this book. I enjoyed the meticulous details of day-to-day zoo life almost more than I did the plot. Webb effortlessly balances zoo drama with the bigger whodunit drama. I’m also pleased that Webb didn’t let the “should I or shouldn’t I?” tension between Teddy and Joe drag on past my (admittedly low) tolerance threshold.

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easterthecat
Jun 26, 2011

I loved this book--from its unlikely title, finely designed jacket with beautifully rendered art to all those surprising anteater facts and convincing glimpses into a zoo keeper's world. Contrapuntal themes of murder and pregnancy to birth were skillfully intertwined. Especially engaging was the anteater's perspective. The matter-of-factness of the narrator combined with sly humor with slapstick overtones kept me entertained throughout. I couldn't put it down.

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Palomino
Jan 04, 2011

I really like the animals.

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