PLAYING POSSUM

by Lois Schmitt

A Kristy Farrell Mystery
Playing Possum is a cozy mystery that takes place in a wildlife refuge on Long Island (NY). It is the third book in the Kristy Farrell Animal Lovers Mystery Series.

... intricately-plotted mystery full of twists and humor, with a cast of colorful characters, set in a wildlife refuge rehab center.

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PLAYING POSSUM

A Kristy Farrell Cozy Mystery

Murder, mayhem, and lots of animals ...

When animals start mysteriously disapperaing from the Pendwell Wildlife Refuge, former English-teacher-turned-magazine-reporter Krisy Farrell is on the case. Days later, the body of the refuge’s director is found in a grassy...

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MONKEY BUSINESS

A zoo with its lions, crocodiles, and snakes, is a dangerous place--a perfect place for murder.



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SOMETHING FISHY

Murder makes a splash at a small town, beach front aquarium.



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Lois Schmitt

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  • BLOG — WHAT’S IN A NAME

    Who is older—Ethel or Ashley? Who comes from old family money—Cynthia Pickney Winslet or Blanche Dipple? Names tell a lot about characters. They create powerful images. Fagan (Oliver Twist) immediately makes you think “bad guy.” Since a name is often the reader’s first introduction to a character, it can be instrumental in creating a first impression. Another reason names are Continue Reading

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  • Unusual Animals

    If you were to pick the most unusual animal in the world, what would it be? The giraffe because of its long neck? The elephant with its trunk? The zebra that looks like a horse in crazy pajamas? My mysteries always involve animals.  In researching background on wildlife, I’ve come across some strange creatures. The duck-billed platypus looks as if Continue Reading

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  • How I Came To Write Mysteries With A Wildlife Theme

    As a child I loved animals and mysteries.  It was inevitable that I’d combine the two in my books. I became hooked on mysteries after reading my first Nancy Drew at age eight (The Secret of the Old Clock) When I was in the middle of my teen years, I started with Agatha Christie.  I was fascinated with how she Continue Reading

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