The Anteater of Death

The Anteater of Death

But if Lucy, the pregnant Giant Anteater from Belize, didn't kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her furry friend is shipped off to another zoo in disgrace.

Then another human bites the dust, the monkeys riot, and the wolves go nuts. Things get worse when the snooty folks at Gunn Landing Harbor attempt to evict Teddy from the Merilee, her beloved houseboat. That's just the beginning. Her father, on the lam from the Feds for embezzling millions, gets targeted by a local gangster; and Caro, Teddy's socialite mother, a former beauty queen who loathes Teddy's dangerous job, starts introducing her to 'eligible bachelors.' But Teddy has already given her heart to Sheriff Joe Rejas, a migrant worker's son. Caro is not pleased.
Zoo life, animal lore, and the leaky ups and downs of Central Coast California houseboat living create a thrilling backdrop for murder.

Title:The Anteater of Death
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781590585603
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    The Anteater of Death Reviews

  • Brenda

    When the body of Grayson was discovered in the giant anteater’s enclosure with claw and scratch marks over him, the obvious conclusion was that Lucy had attacked him and ripped him to death. But Ted...

  • Richard Derus

    Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Description: But if Lucy, the pregnant Giant Anteater from Belize, didn't kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find t...

  • Book Concierge

    Book on CD read by Hillary HuberZookeeper Theodora (Teddy) Bentley is responsible for the Gunn Zoo’s Giant Anteater, Lucy. When cleaning Lucy’s enclosure Teddy finds the body of a man. But Teddy i...

  • Betty

    The first book in the Gunn Zoo series an entertaining a fun read full of animal stories.The inside workings of a Zoo are discussed.The characters are developed and the areas descriptions it you at a Z...

  • Christine

    This is a very strong three; it's almost a four. I don't know quite what to make of this book, to be honest. It has all sorts of things that normally push my buttons - central female is the only truly...

  • Laura

    On my way to the wolves, the Collie's magpie jay gave a big squawk and flew to the front of the large aviary to see me. I stopped to say hello."Good morning, Carlos. How's my favorite cuckoo bird?"As...

  • Amanda

    The plot of this book was engaging and clever. I did struggle a bit with many of the characters. They seemed flat, stereotypical, and unbelievable. I had to expend a little too much effort trying to s...

  • Kit

    I read this book for the anteater. Lucy (the anteater) is awesome, definitely one of the best animal characters I've read where the author is trying to show a real animal's thoughts and actions rather...

  • Kate

    "For ex-heiress Teddy Bently, working at Gunn Zoo is civilized compared to growing up rich in nearby uber-scale Gunn Landing. And caring for the zoo's resident diva, pregnant anteater Lucy, is way eas...

  • Jeannette

    Having come across this series accidentally while with some friends recently, I decided I had to read this based solely on the title. It was a good decision. Neither Teddy nor Joe seem to be the most ...