Praise for Did Not Survive..."Fascinating details of zoo life-the impending birth of clouded leopards, collecting urine samples from elephants-lend color. Man again proves to be the most dangerous animal." -Publishers Weekly Iris Oakley, pregnant and still recovering from her husband's murder, wants only to carry on as a keeper at Finley Memorial Zoo in Vancouver, Washington. But alone and with no elephant expertise, she must rescue her boss, Kevin Wallace, from being mauled to death by Damrey, a zoo elephant. No one understands why reliable old Damrey attacked. Rattled coworkers nominate Iris to find out what's going on. Iris learns the elephant keepers are locked in a bitter feud, the new veterinarian is keeping secrets, and an old flame still hates Wallace, and animal rights activists are picketing the zoo. Then a new foreman shows up with alarming ideas, the police keep dropping by, and animals are disappearing into thin air...Ann Littlewood worked for the Oregon Zoo for 12 years as a zookeeper before a career in business writing with Kaiser Permanente.
She lives in Oregon, across the river from Vancouver, Washington, the home of the fictional Finley Memorial Zoo, and is a life-long environmentalist and a volunteer with the Audubon Society of Portland. Did Not Survive is second in her Zoo Mystery Series, following Night Kill. www.annlittlewood.com