The Anteater of Death

The Anteater of Death

eBook - 2008
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When Lucy, a pregnant giant anteater from Belize, is blamed for killing the man found dead in her pen, California zookeeper Teddy Bentley races against time to find the real culprit before Lucy is shipped to another zoo, but her investigation is undermined by another murder, a threatened eviction, a father on the lam, and a socialite mother out to destroy her romance with Sheriff Joe Rejas.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590585603
1590585607
9781615952205
1615952209
Characteristics: 1 online resource (261 p.)

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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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