If Lucy, the pregnant anteater from Belize, didn’t kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? Zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her Lucy is shipped off to another zoo. Then another human dies, the monkeys riot, and the wolves go nuts. And that’s just the beginning.
Set in midsummer Sweden, the murder of a female priest shocks the community. Rebecka Martinsson is drawn into a mystery that will soon claim another victim. The dead woman's world consumes her, a world of hurt and healing, sin and sexuality, and above all, of lethal sacrifice.
Someone is murdering unfaithful men and dismembering their bodies. To get to victims, the killer uses alibi services, companies that provide alibis to people who are having an affair. Special Agent Mary Stevens works in the Investigative Support Unit at the FBI. Can she stop the Alibi Murderer, when she doesn’t even know whether it’s a man or a woman?
Madeline Dare takes a job teaching at a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. She finds a disturbing realm where students and teachers must follow the dean's bizarre therapies. When a chilling event confirms Madeline's suspicions, she feels trapped within a school full of lunatics.
When Anna Winger is called to use her handwriting expertise on a ransom note left at a murder scene, the crime gets under her skin. The local sheriff wants no part of Anna's brand of hocus pocus, but he'll do whatever it takes to bring his community and his office back under control.
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Ashland, Or.: Blackstone Publishing; New York, N.Y. : HarperAudio, 2017
When Special Agent Griffin "Decker" Davenport opens his eyes after several days in a coma, there is unfinished business still on his mind. Decker is on the cusp of discovering the mastermind behind a human trafficking case, and he and his partner, Special Agent Kate Copolla, are about to get a surprising new lead from a very unlikely source. Eighteen-year-old Mallory Martin and her little sister Macy were the victims of an illegal adoption -- sold by their addict mother for drugs. But their "benefactor" is not who everyone thinks he is. Mallory has never told his secrets before -- the danger to her and her sister has always been too great. But everyone has a limit to what they can endure.
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is working a series of murders in which young women have been set on fire, their charred remains scattered at various sites. In the Arizona desert, sheriff Joanna Brady is looking into a homicide in which an elderly caretaker was run over. A breakthrough in Beaumont's case leads him into Brady's jurisdiction.
Several years have passed since we last saw Rachel Gold. The stunning and savvy attorney was then engaged to be married. Since, she has become a mother, then a grieving widow, and now she is embroiled in a lost cause -- the Frankenstein Case -- where she represents a blue collar neighborhood fighting a powerful developer intent on bulldozing their homes to erect a swanky gated community.
Sheriff Joanna Brady's personal and professional lives collide after her daughter Jenny discovers the body of her high school principal. But when the intrepid sheriff's search for justice ends at her own front door, Joanna is forced to consider the possibility that her perfect little girl may be anything but.
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When zookeeper Theodora 'Teddy' Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of the harbor, she discovers that the zookeeper was strangled. And the clues to Koala Kate's killing implicate other animal keepers at the zoo. Meanwhile, to pay for repairs on her houseboat, Teddy agrees to appear on a weekly live television broadcast featuring misbehaving animals.
May 1968. Sinister secrets play out miles apart in New York City. Cloaked in lies, these seemingly unrelated lives, and deaths, are destined to intersect on a distant, blood-soaked day. October 1987. The past returns with a brutal vengeance as a masked predator picks off victims whose fates intertwine with a notorious murder spree solved back in 1968, or was it?
Teddy Bentley, zookeeper at the Gunn Zoo, takes the zoo's llama to a Renaissance fair in the Monterey Bay area and discovers the body of the Reverend Victor Emerson. A close look reveals a crossbow dart in the man's back. The investigation reveals that the Reverend was an escaped convict, and Teddy's mother becomes the chief murder suspect.
An exotic trip to Iceland puts Teddy the zookeeper in the middle of the murder case of a wealthy bird watcher. California zookeeper Theodora Bentley travels to Iceland to pick up an orphaned polar bear cub destined for the Gunn Zoo's newly installed Northern Climes exhibit. The trip is intended to be a combination of work and play. But on day two, while horseback riding near a picturesque seaside village, Teddy discovers a man lying atop a puffin burrow, shot through the head. The victim is identified as American bird watcher Simon Parr, winner of the largest Powerball payout in history. Is Teddy a witness -- or a suspect?
After a murder at the monastery, Sister Eve may need a miracle if she is to prove a dear friend isn't a cold-blooded killer. Sister Eve, a motorcycle-riding nun with a natural (or is it supernatural?) gift for solving murders, returns to the enclave she once called home and quickly finds herself confronting yet another mysterious death.
Sister Eve always says God moves in mysterious ways. And Eve adores a good mystery--especially a murder. A member of the Benedictine order in Pecos, New Mexico, Sister Evangeline has been feeling disconnected and a bit uncertain about her calling. She's not thrilled when she must return home to Madrid, New Mexico, to care for her testy, ailing father, but she's also invigorated to take on some new challenges. Retired Police Captain Jackson Divine is in trouble. "The Captain" is a private eye specializing in finding lost people and he's been hot on case. But his diabetes has spiraled out of control, requiring surgery. Just before the crisis, he was hired to find Chaz Cheston, a missing Hollywood director. But when Cheston turns up dead--murdered--the stakes for the Captain are raised. Suspects abound, including Cheston's mistress, a young starlet and most recent client of Captain Divine. Evangeline steps in to help solve the case. But one answered question raises another: Will Sister Eve return to the cloistered life or decide to give up her habit?