In Betty Webb’s new mystery, “The Llama of Death,” zookeeper Teddy Bentley discovers a dead body inside the llama pen, but surely sweet Alejandro couldn’t have stomped the man to death. When the acting sheriff jails Teddy’s socialite mother for the murder, she investigates. Animal lovers will enjoy the behind-the-scenes action in this zoo-based who-done-it. The third in the series, which starts with “Anteater of Death.”
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Reader Alicia recommends “At the Duke’s Pleasure” by Tracy Anne Warren. She writes, “This book was such an entertaining book that I found myself continuously laughing at the antics of the characters. I loved how she was always trying to find ways to get the Duke to break off their engagement.”
Alicia sent in this review for Fishing for a Good book adult winter reading program. Read three books, get one free. The program runs through February 24.
Keller, a former hitman who last appeared in Lawrence Block’s “Hit and Run,” is now married with a small daughter and living in New Orleans. In Block’s latest novel, “Hit Me,” Keller has gone straight, and he and a partner are rehabbing property, but jobs have dried up in the construction business. When Dot, a former associate from his crime days, calls him up to offer him his old job back, Keller agrees to take on just one more client. Fans of Keller (myself included) are happy to see him return.
“The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar is a favorite of reader Kathy.
“I read this book years back and I loved it. It still comes to my mind when I think of some of the best books I’ve ever read. I like to read about different cultures, and this book tells of two women in India and the caste system that binds them. It’s marvelous how their worlds diverge.”