DID NOT SURVIVE by Ann Littlewood (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
No one understands why reliable old Damrey, the elephant, attacked the foreman at Finley Memorial Zoo. Zookeeper Iris Oakley, still recovering from her husband’s murder, is nominated to investigate. She finds a surprising number of people with motives to kill the foreman. Meanwhile, a new foreman shows up with alarming ideas, animal-rights activists are picketing, and now animals are disappearing into thin air.
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RATING: Suitable for adults who enjoy gripping true stories of murder and intrigue.
Iris Oakley, recovering from her husband’s murder, wants only to carry on as a keeper at Finley Memorial Zoo. But soon she finds herself in 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 is nominated to find out. She discovers a number of people with motives to kill the foreman; the elephant keepers are locked in a bitter feud, the new veterinarian is keeping secrets, and an old flame still hates Wallace. Meanwhile, a new foreman shows up with alarming ideas, animal-rights activists are picketing, and now animals are disappearing into thin air.
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