Number three in the Gunn Zoo series finds the ever-harried zookeeper Theodora “Teddy” Bentley giving llama rides at a renaissance fair. When the local owner of a wedding chapel is found dead in the llama pen Teddy can’t avoid being involved in finding the murderer. Local law enforcement is little help. There are plenty of people with motive to want the crook dead even when the murder weapon turns out to be a medieval crossbow replica.
The story, placed in an appealing pillow of animal-loving fill, is peopled with clever, believable, humorous, even deadly funny, characters. From Teddy’s diva-like mother, (who has her reasons for wanting the fake preacher dead), her white-collar-felon-on-the-lam father, llama personality quirks, to renaissance fair enactors – there’s not a dull page in the book. Never too cute, this smart storyteller has written an absolutely delightful book.