The Koala of Death

The Koala of Death

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When zoo keeper Theodora "Teddy" Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of Gunn Landing Harbor, she discovers that her fellow zoo keeper didn't drown; she was strangled. The clues to Koala Kate's killer implicate other animal keepers at the Gunn Zoo, including Outback Bill, marsupial keeper and Kate's Aussie ex-boyfriend; and Robin Chase, the big cat keeper who's got it in for Teddy. Also displaying suspicious behavior are several "liveaboarders" at the harbor; Speaks-To-Souls, a shady "animal psychic"; and even Caro, Teddy's much-married, ex-beauty queen mother. But murderers aren't all Teddy has to worry about. Her embezzling father is still on the run from the Feds, and the motor on the Merilee, her beloved houseboat is failing. To pay for the repairs, Teddy agrees to appear on a weekly live television broadcast featuring misbehaving animals that range from Wanchu, a cuddly koala, to Abim, a panicky wallaby - and all hell breaks loose in the TV studio. To add to Teddy's woes, the killer zeroes in on her with near-fatal results. The Koala of Death brings a return to Gunn Zoo and the social-climbing humans and eccentric animals that made the prize-winning The Anteater of Death so popular. Readers will enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek at zoo life, and learn that poor little rich girls like Teddy lead much more complicated lives that they'd ever imagine - especially when they're tracking killers.

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590587584
1590587588
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 266 p. ; 22 cm

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bookfanatic1979 Dec 23, 2013

I’ve decided to read these books for the characters and the human-animal interactions instead of the mystery. This time around it was so completely out of left field that I just gave up trying to figure it out. Either I don’t pay close enough attention, or there weren’t nearly enough clues to make it plausible.

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damation
Mar 01, 2011

rich girl who disengages form her wealth ( when she wants to) and becomes a zoo keeper and solves crimes.
animals are real cute and some funny and interesting. characters

Light murder mystery worth the time.

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