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Iris Oakley, pregnant and still recovering from her husbands murder, wants only to carry on as a keeper at Finley Memorial Zoo in Vancouver, Washington. But she is confronted by a terrifying situation: alone and with no elephant expertise, she must rescue her boss, Kevin Wallace, from being mauled by a zoo elephant. Though she gets him to safety, he dies of his injuries. No one understands why reliable old Damrey attacked the foreman, and Iris inadvertently misdirects the investigation. As zoo staff descend into anxiety and animosity, the welfare of the animals is threatened, as well as the lives of keepers. Rattled coworkers nominate Iris to find out whats going on. She finds a surprising number of motives to kill the foreman, but Damrey, the elephant, doesnt have one. Despite the distraction of trying to construct her new life as a single mother, Iris discovers that the elephant keepers are locked in a bitter feud, the new veterinarian is keeping secrets, and an old flame still hates Wallace. New-born clouded leopard cubs cheer up the troubled staff, but even that has its dark side. Adding to the chaos, animal rights activists are picketing the zoo. They want the elephants sent to a sanctuary, but is that a better option for them than the improved exhibit that is on the drawing board? Why isnt that exhibit under construction as planned? A new foreman shows up with alarming ideas, the police keep dropping by, and animals are disappearing into thin air…

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Pregnant and still recovering from her husband's murder, zoo keeper Iris Oakley must rescue her boss from being mauled by a zoo elephant. She gets the man to safety, but he dies of his injuries. No one understands why the reliable elephant attacked. Iris's coworkers nominate her to find out why.

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Evan Lewis, August 4, 2010 (view all comments by Evan Lewis)
When Iris Oakley finds her boss, Director of the Finley Zoo, dang near dead in the elephant cage, the most likely culprit is her good friend Damrey - who just happens to be an elephant. The police are convinced Damrey did it, as are some of Iris’s fellow employees. But Iris - the only the witness to the event - isn’t sure. Even if the boss survives, which seems unlikely, the consequences for Damrey will be dire.

Complicating matters are a mob of animal rights protestors, a pair of feuding elephant handlers and a spate of disappearing animals. Meanwhile, Iris has problems of her own. She’s pregnant, and has not yet recovered, personally or professionally, to the murder of her husband in the first book, Night Kill (Yep, you’ll want to read that too). But, being Iris, she can’t leave trouble alone, and is determine to learn the truth - even at the risk of her own life.

Sounds good, eh? But wait, the best is yet to come. Relating this tale is none other than Ann Littlewood, one-time zookeeper and a writer of great wit and grace. Pick up Did Not Survive - or better yet Night Kill AND Did Not Survive - and prepare to be entertained, educated and amused all at once. That’s what happened to me.
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ISBN:
9781590587478
Author:
Littlewood, Ann
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Zoo Mysteries
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.56x5.54x.66 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Pregnant and still recovering from her husband's murder, zoo keeper Iris Oakley must rescue her boss from being mauled by a zoo elephant. She gets the man to safety, but he dies of his injuries. No one understands why the reliable elephant attacked. Iris's coworkers nominate her to find out why.
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