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Death Roll (Snake Jones Zoo Mystery #1)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
When Anthony Wright, Director of the Minnesota Valley Zoo is murdered and fed to the zoo's crocodile, the police arrest the lead crocodile handler. It is up to zookeeper Lavender Jones to prove her friend's innocence.
Hardcover, 349 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Five Star (ME) (first published May 16th 2007)
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Michael Mallory
May 09, 2009 Michael Mallory rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, this is my book. Five stars? What do you expect?

Here's what a few others have said about DEATH ROLL:

"...engaging characters and an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at zoo life." --Kirkus Reviews

"An exciting zoo setting with snappy, right-on dialogue and fast pacing. I loved DEATH ROLL." --St. Paul Pioneer Press

"This book is by turns amusing and creepy--in a good way. Snake and Jeff are a great team and the plot is nicely twisty, and the action is fast-paced." --Crimespree Magazine

"The uni...more
Sep 24, 2007 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
This book was a fun ride. I enjoyed the close to home setting of the twin cities and the detective work the characters went through in the story. It's a fun murder mystery that I'd recommend for anyone who likes a good murder mystery, especially if they've ever spent time in the twin cities.
Very fun read! I wish all first novels were this good. The mystery is fun, and the writing is top-notch. I loved that it took place at the Minnesota Zoo, which I have visited many times - I could see all the key scenes as if I was there. Marilyn and Michael, please write more!
Husband & wife work at a zoo in Minnesota and solve a murder at the zoo. He is a take-off on the Crocodile Hunter. Interesting zoo details and a pretty good story. I will look for future books about them.
Entertaining at best. In my opinion the ending was predictable. I liked the fact that the book was given to me signed by the author by my uncle and it took place at the Minneapolis Zoo.
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From the mysterious illness of a Komodo dragon to the diet of a kangaroo, animals are an integral part of "Death Roll", offering readers insight into the daily routine of a zookeeper as she tracks down a killer.

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