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...
A zoo with its lions, crocodiles, and snakes, is a dangerous place--a perfect place for murder.
Murder makes a splash at a small town, beach front aquarium.
Lois Schmitt has worked as a freelance writer for Remedia Educational Publishers. Her most recent assignments included a series of nonfiction pieces about national parks, as well as several nonfiction pieces on New York City landmarks. She is author of Smart Spending, a consumer education book for young adults. Ms. Schmitt currently teaches economics at a local community college on Long Island. She previously served as media spokesperson and education coordinator for the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs. Her interest in animals, which is the focus of her mystery, is evident by her membership in the New York Zoological Society, Best Friends Animal Society, the Marine Mammal Center, and the ASPCA.
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