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Author: Ann Littlewood Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Zoo Mysteries Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781481586528
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Iris Oakley, pregnant and still recovering from her husband’s murder, wants only to carry on as a keeper at Finley Memorial Zoo in Vancouver, Washington. But she is confronted with a terrifying situation: alone and with no elephant expertise, she must rescue her boss, Kevin Wallace, from being mauled by a zoo elephant. Though she gets him to safety, he dies of his injuries. No one understands why reliable old Damrey attacked the foreman, and as the zoo staff descends into anxiety and animosity, the welfare of the animals is threatened. Rattled coworkers nominate Iris to find out what’s going on. Despite the distraction of trying to construct her new life as a single mother, Iris investigates. She finds a surprising number of motives to kill the foreman, but Damrey, the elephant, doesn’t have one. Iris discovers that the elephant keepers are locked in a bitter feud, the new veterinarian is keeping secrets, and an old flame still hates Wallace. Meanwhile, animal-rights activists are picketing to have the zoo elephants sent to a sanctuary, a better option for them than even the improved exhibit that is on the drawing board. And why isn’t that exhibit under construction as planned? A new foreman shows up with alarming ideas, the police keep dropping by, and now animals are disappearing into thin air.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fascinating details of zoo life...Man again proves to be the most dangerous animal, and Iris needs all her cunning to discover the rogue behind the violence in a follow-up that should win Littlewood more fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is Littlewoods second Zoo Mystery and it is a fun quick read that entertains. What more could you ask for?”

    Baryon Review of Books

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/2/2013

    " Haven't read a mystery in a long time so it was a nice change of pace. Although it was based at a zoo so it tied in nicely to what I've been reading. Not the best mystery I've read but it was alright. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 9/11/2013

    " I liked the story setting at a zoo, and overall the book was a good and easy read with a solid mystery plot. I didn't find the heroine extremely likable, but maybe that was because this is second in a series, and I hadn't read the first. No romance, which surprised me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 8/26/2013

    " Liked it--will probably read the next, missed the first but that's ok. A zoo mystery--did the elephant do it? Pace picks up halfway through--one of those 50-page books (ones I give 50 pages before quitting). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryedith | 1/17/2013

    " The setting was interesting and I enjoyed the writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 5/6/2012

    " A worthy sequel to "Night Kill." Looking forward to #3! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/27/2011

    " Not quite as strong as Littlewood's debut Night Kill, largely because the underpinnings of the villain's motivations are lacking in development, making the denouement seem as though it's coming from left field. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 9/18/2011

    " details about the animals really make this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 6/18/2011

    " More zoo lore than mystery but good if you like animals "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 1/28/2011

    " Another excellent "Zoo Mystery" featuring gamekeeper and (in this book, pregnant) amateur sleuth Iris Oakley. The writing is vivid and the behind-the-scenes detail about the operation of a zoo fascinating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 8/7/2010

    " The author will be at WPZ September 8th! She's discussing her first book, Night Kill. "

About the Author

Ann Littlewood worked for the Oregon Zoo for twelve years as a zookeeper before a career in business writing with Kaiser Permanente. She lives in Portland, Oregon, across the river from Vancouver, Washington, the home of the fictional Finley Memorial Zoo. She is a lifelong environmentalist and a volunteer with the Audubon Society of Portland. She restricts her private zoo to one small dog and an earthworm colony.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.