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In THE LLAMA OF DEATH, zookeeper Theodora "Teddy" Bentley takes llama Alejandro to the local Renaissance Faire, where someone promptly murders the wedding chapel owner dressed as King Henry VIII. The "King," as it turns out, is an escaped convict with plenty of enemies. Critics love this animal-centered romp. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY wrote: "Animal lore and human foibles spiced with a hint of evil test Teddy's patience and crime-solving in this appealing cozy." LIBRARY JOURNAL wrote: "A strong animal story with an engaging cozy amateur sleuth tale. Set at a relaxed pace with abundant zoo filler, the title never strays into too-cute territory, instead presenting the real deal."
Read more about it on the Gunn Zoo website www.bettywebb-zoomystery.com/ or watch the PBS interview on the above link.
Find out more about the prize-winning Lena Jones "Desert" Mysteries, and read the first chapter of DESERT WIND at www.bettywebb-mystery.com
2013-2014 SIGNINGS AND APPEARANCES:
Great news! Betty will be teaching a six-week Master Class titled "Writing the Contemporary Mystery Novel" beginning January 2014 at ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing. Admission will be limited to 10 students. More details to come.
Nov. 13, 2013, 9 a.m. -- Betty will discuss how she gets her book ideas at LifeLong Learning, Pebble Creek Community Center, 3645 Clubhouse Drive, (Exit 126 off I-10), in the Pebble Beach Community, Goodyear AZ.
Nov. 19, 2013, 9 a.m. -- Betty will discuss "The Road from Journalism Into Crime Novels" at Marcos de Niza High School, Tempe AZ.
Nov. 21, 2013, Noon -- Betty discusses "Desert Wind" and "Desert Run," as well as other Lena Jones novels at the Mesa West Rotary Club, East Phoenix-Mesa Hilton, 1011 W. Holmes, Mesa AZ.
Dec. 14, 2013, 2 p.m. -- Betty gives a talk about her books and the writing life at the Tempe Public Library, Rural and Southern, Tempe. This will be a great chance to buy gift books for the holidays, especially since her "The Anteater of Death," has now been released in mass market paperback.
Feb. 8, 2014, 10 a.m. -- Betty describes how she morphed from a Madison Avenue graphic designer to a successful mystery writer at a meeting of Arizona Mystery Writers, Tucson AZ. (Hint: murder and advertising aren't all that different)
March 15, 2014, 11 a.m. -- Betty speaks about the writing life with fellow author Fred Ramsay at Books and Lunch, Christ Presbyterian Church, Goodyear AZ. Details to come.
March 16, 2014, Betty will be at the Tucson Festival of the Book, on the U of A campus, Tucson AZ. Details to come.
March 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m. -- Betty discusses polygamy in Arizona, as described in "Desert Wives" and "Desert Lost", at ASU's Humanities Lecture Series, at ASU's downtown Phoenix campus. Details to come.
April 3, 2014, 1 p.m. -- Betty discusses the polygamy theme of "Desert Wives" and other important social issues in her books at the Hamilton Library, Chandler AZ.
FALL 2014 -- proposed release of DESERT REGRET, the 8th Lena Jones mystery
Nov. 13-16 -- Betty attends Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, CA. Details to come.
Check back soon for new appearances.