Night Kill, first in the Iris Oakley mystery series

Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Bestseller!



Natural History Magazine "You turn the last page having learned about a part of the world you might never have encountered otherwise. If a mystery's a good read--and this is--you leave eager for a sequel..." Laurence A. Marschall in Natural History Magazine. Click here for the full review!

Kirkus Reviews "... a wealth of behind-the-scenes detail smoothly integrated into the puzzle makes this a promising debut."

Caryn St. Clair on Dorothy-L. "Told in the first person with Iris Oakley, zoo keeper, as narrator, Night Kill grabs the reader from the very first sentence. Books told completely in the first person are hard to do well, but Littlewood has done it masterfully."

Carolyn Schultz-Rathbun, Vancouver Voice "Iris, the narrator, has a snappy voice, full of wry humor and irreverence. And Littlewood shows a sure hand in maintaining the tension in the final confrontation with the killer. But what distinguishes Night Kill from the rest of the amateur sleuth field is the wealth of behind-the-scenes detail about life at Finley Memorial. Ann Littlewood spent twelve years as a zookeeper, not quite at Finley Memorial, but right across the river in Portland, where she worked in almost every area, including felines and birds."

Animal Keeper's Forum, the Journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc. " is both interesting and oddly satisfying to read a novel that in many ways mirrors our own lives." Becky Richendollar, Keeper,


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