| Meet Betty Webb & Ilie Ruby |
7pm Wednesday, September 15
Betty Webb returns with the second book in her Gunn Zoo mystery series, The Koala of Death. Joining her is Ilie Ruby with her debut novel, The Language of Trees. In The Koala of Death, when zoo keeper Theodora "Teddy" Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of Gunn Landing Harbor, she discovers that her fellow zoo keeper didn't drown; she was strangled. The clues to Koala Kate's killer implicate other animal keepers at the zoo, including Outback Bill, marsupial keeper and Kate's Aussie ex-boyfriend; and Robin Chase, the big cat keeper who's got it in for Teddy. Also displaying suspicious behavior are several "liveaboarders" at the harbor; Speaks-To-Souls, a shady "animal psychic"; and even Caro, Teddy's much-married, ex-beauty queen mother. In The Language of Trees, Echo O'Connell knows that the summer holds its secrets, whispered in the rustling trees and in the restless spirits that seem to clamor in the scant breezes on hot evenings. It is in summer that she returns home to Canandaigua to confront these spirits, both living and not, and to share a secret with her first love, Grant Shongo—a secret that will forever change the lives of many people in the town and put to rest the mysterious disappearance of a little boy more than a decade earlier. But before the healing must come the forgiveness. Webb is the author of the acclaimed Lena Jones mystery series, which includes Desert Cut and Desert Wives. Ruby is a painter and short story author.
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - June 30th, 2012
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 20th, 2010