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Author Schmitt, Lois, author.

Title Monkey business / Lois Schmitt.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Mich : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F SCHMITT    AVAILABLE
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Description 275 pages ; 23 cm.
Series A Kristy Farrell mystery ; 01
Schmitt, Lois. Kristy Farrell mystery ; 01.
Summary A zoo with its lions, crocodiles, and snakes is a dangerous place a perfect place for murder. When the director of a Long Island zoo is murdered by snake venom, Kristy Farrell, former English teacher turned wildlife reporter, takes a personal interest in the case. Her brother Tim, the zoo s curator in charge of reptiles, is the leading suspect. Although the evidence is circumstantial, Kristy is sure the homicide detective, a childhood nemesis of her brother, is out to frame Tim. Believing that the killer is one of her brother s colleagues, Kristy investigates the internal politics and personal relationships at the zoo. As she delves into each suspect s life, she uncovers weak alibis and powerful motives, including greed, blackmail, infidelity, and revenge. The trail leads her to a Greenwich Village pet store with a shady history, a radical animal rights group, a wildlife art exhibit on Long Island s infamous gold coast, and a bizarre animal auction in rural Ohio where just about anything dead or alive can be purchased for the right price. Meanwhile, the zoo is plagued with accidents, a second murder occurs, and Kristy s life is threatened. With everyone s nerves on edge, Kristy races to find the killer before the killer strikes again. Monkey Business is an animal lover s mystery. The book delves into the world of endangered species, wildlife smuggling, and the underground trade in exotic reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Subject Women journalists -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Zoos -- Fiction.
Genre Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
ISBN 9781432832582 (hardcover)
1432832581 (hardcover)
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