The Otter of Death

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by Betty Webb | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9781464209901 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/29/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, August 29, 2022
I got this ex-library hardcover from Better World Books. I've enjoyed several books in this series about a zookeeper with an eccentric circle of friends and family, including Anteater of Death.

At this point in the series, protagonist Teddy is happily making wedding plans with her fiancé Joe, the local sheriff, though with some doubts about giving up her beloved houseboat. She's also juggling the usual work challenges with those of her extended family, some of whom are dangerously eccentric. And then one of her sea otter charges turns up with a smartphone in its paws, with photos of a murder-in-progress...

The victim seems to have been a generally reprehensible person, so there isn't a lot of grief on his behalf as the investigation kicks in. But the clues lead to people Teddy doesn't want suspected, and things get pretty fraught for a while - in between bickerings and bantering and, my favorite bits, the cameos from the different animals.

Oh, and the book includes Teddy's prospective mother-in-law's recipe for cranberry-apricot scones - a nice touch, given that for a while there Teddy was suspecting her of the murder!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Chelmsford (see notes for details) in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (10/5/2022 UTC) at Chelmsford (see notes for details) in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA


Left outside Nobo Japanese Restaurant, 18 Boston Road, when I stopped by for a tasty lunch. Hope someone enjoys the book!

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