Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Did Not Survive by Ann Littlewood
Imagine finding the zoo foreman's body down in the elephant enclosure with the eldest elephant's foot on him! Iris almost fainted! And then they wanted her to move them and she's a bird keeper, not an elephant keeper...
This book was published by Poisoned Pen Press and is currently available at your local bookstore. I downloaded it from Net Galley to do my review (thanks!).
Just reading this book will give you some interesting facts about animals, especially the elephants. I'm not sure I'm cut out to be a zoo keeper after seeing all the fun duties they have.
The cops want to blame the elephants for Kevin's death, but Iris doesn't think Damrey did it. The two elephant keepers have radically different ideas, so she tries to keep an open mind.
In the meantime, if it wasn't the elephant, who was it?
The characters are complex, they all carry extra baggage, and none are quite honest about their pasts. I didn't guess the murderer while reading this one.
This is the second book in this series, and Iris is pregnant throughout, which creates some challenges for her.
This is an enjoyable read, especially if you have any interest in zoos or the animals. It would make a great beach book.