‘The Llama of Death’ by Betty Webb
April 21, 2013
In The Llama of Death, Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama appears to have stomped Reverend Victor Emerson to death at a Monterrey Bay-area Renaissance Fair.
A closer look by zookeeper, Theodora “Teddy” Bently, reveals that the reverend actually died due to being shot in the back with a crossbow dart.
Further investigation unveils that the reverend is not a reverend at all, but in fact an escaped convict.
Every marriage Victor performed for the last twenty years is null and void, which means Teddy’s mother, Caro would have to return all the money she received as settlements from two previous marriages.
It just might be enough for materialistic Caro to justify murdering someone, but having Victor kill your father would certainly give one reason to commit murder as well.
That is why the child of the man Victor murdered years back is also placed under suspicion.
At one point in the story even Teddy is placed under arrest.
This crime, combined with the everyday chaos of a zoo makes finding the killer a true mystery.