Language: English Brand New. Theodora Teddy Bentley, zookeeper at the Gunn Zoo, takes the zoos llama, Alejandro, to a Renaissance fair in the Monterey Bay area. That is where Teddy discovers the still-warm body of the Reverend Victor Emerson, owner of the local wedding chapel, dressed in his costume as Henry the Eighth. At first it appears that Alejandro stomped the man to death, but a closer look shows a crossbow dart in the man s back. Teddy s investigation reveals that Reverend Victor wasn t really a reverend at all but an escaped convict, which means that every marriage he performed in the past twenty years is null and void. Teddy s mother, Caro, a spoiled ex beauty queen, becomes the chief murder suspect and is immediately jailed when she causes a riot in the courtroom. The reverend had twice married Caro to wealthy men, and when both marriages failed, Caro received large financial settlements that she may now have to give back certainly a motive for murder. But Caro wasn t the only person gunning for Victor. The child of the man that Victor the convict once murdered may have wanted to kill him too. Then even Teddy herself is handcuffed and jailed. Even worse, Teddy s embezzling father flies in from exile in Costa Rica to help spring Caro from jail, putting his own freedom in jeopardy. As Teddy continues her investigation, she finds herself up to her ears in Renaissance fair actors and stuntmen, assorted animals, squabbling boat live-aboarders, and gang members. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Zookeeper Theodora ''Teddy'' Bentley takes Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama, to a Monterey Bay - area Renaissance Faire only to discover the still - warm body of the Reverend Victor Emerson, owner of the local wedding chapel, dressed in his royal robes as Henry the Eighth. At first it appears as if Aljandro stomped the man to death, but a closer look reveals a crossbow dart in the man's back. Teddy's investigation proves the ''reverend'' isn't really a reverend at all - - he's an escaped convict, and every marriage he's performed in the past twenty years is null and void. Teddy's mother Caro, a spoiled ex - beauty queen, becomes the chief suspect and is immediately jailed when she causes a riot in the courtroom.The ''reverend'' had twice married Caro to wealthy men, and when both marriages failed, Caro received large financial settlements. Now she may have to give all that money back, certainly a good enough reason to commit murder. But Caro wasn't the only person gunning for Victor. The child of the man Victor once murdered may have wanted to kill him, too, and at one point, even Teddy herself if handcuffed and jailed. Even worse, Teddy's embezzling father flies in from exile in Costa Rica to help spring Caro from jail, thus putting his own freedom in jeapoardy. As Teddy continues her investigation, she finds herself up to her ears in girl gang members, squabbling boat liveaboarders, Renaissance Faire actors and stuntmen, and assorted animals. Written with a humorous touch, ''The Llama of Death'' portrays Renaissance Faire life, and gives the reader a rare behind - the - scenes look at modern zoos.
A propos de l'auteur: Betty Webb, author of the popular Lena Jones mystery series, has been a journalist and book reviewer for the past 20 years. As a reporter, she has interviewed U.S. presidents, Nobel Prize winners, astronauts who walked on the moon, the homeless, and polygamy runaways. Her Lena Jones detective series - Desert Run, Desert Shadows, Desert Wives, Desert Noir, and Desert Cut - has garnered rave reviews from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other prestigious national publications.
Titre : The Llama of Death: A Gunn Zoo Mystery
Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed..
Description du livre Blackstone Audio Inc, 2013. Compact Disc. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.25x6.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 147084656X