The Koala of Death

The Koala of Death

Book - 2010
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"When zookeeper Theodora 'Teddy' Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of Gunn Landing Harbor, she discovers that her fellow zookeeper didn't drown; she was strangled. The clues to Koala Kate's killer implicate other animal keepers at 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; Speak-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 her houseboat is failing. To pay for the repairs, Teddy agrees to appear on a weekly live television broadcast featuring misbehaving animals that range from a cuddly koala to a panicky wallaby--and all hell breaks loose in the TV studio. All the while, the killer is narrowing in on Teddy...."--Dust cover flap.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590587584
Branch Call Number: MF WEBB
Characteristics: 266 p. ; 23 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.

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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