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.
Make mine a Marine: "Subject: Lieutenant Colonel Matt Ryan. Mission: Keep things professional...no matter how hard--or hot--it gets! Matt Ryan wants to settle down to a peaceful life as a helicopter instructor at the local base. When he meets free-spirited antiques dealer Chelly Richardson and finds out she's homeless, well, he has to help. But her living in his pool house means the wild-at-heart woman who is stealing his dreams each night is just a bit too close...Chelly is determined to pay back the man who helped her during one of the toughest points in her life. She will also save the straitlaced Marine from the disaster that is her by keeping her hands off his hot, hot body. But the more she tries to stay away, the more fate seems to shove them together"--Publisher
White-water rafting guide Liam Magee is a cowboy at heart--happy to return to his country roots at Thunder Mountain Ranch for his foster brother's wedding. And when Hope Caldwell shows up as a guest...well, the occasion just got more interesting. She's started looking at Liam like he's one ride she couldn't possibly resist, so why is she holding back? Hope can't keep her eyes (and her sexy thoughts) from the hotness that is Liam. She'll never let herself believe in love and happy endings--she learned that lesson the hard way--but maybe she can have a little fun while she's on vacation. After all, there's only so much trouble one cowboy can cause in a week...especially once the sun sets!"--Publisher
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.
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?