Books by Betty Webb

THE LLAMA OF DEATH by Betty Webb
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Webb's zoo-based series (The Koala of Death, 2010, etc.) is informative about the habits of the zoo denizens and often amusing, even when the murderer is as easy to spot as in this outing."
A Renaissance Faire provides both the setting and the weapon for a murder. Read full book review >
DESERT WIND by Betty Webb
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A perfect example of the mystery-on-a-soapbox, in which the author's moral outrage is more compelling than the fiction designed to convey it. And Lena (Desert Lost, 2009, etc.), with her bad-choice romances and appalling childhood abuse, is hard to like. "
You can never be too careful with murderers, however much you like them. Read full book review >
THE KOALA OF DEATH by Betty Webb
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Teddy's second case (The Anteater of Death, 2008) showcases an engaging array of quirky characters, human and animal."
The body of one zookeeper provides a workout for the brain of another. Read full book review >
DESERT LOST by Betty Webb
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Lena, with her nightmares and trust issues, seems as damaged as the women of Second Zion, but even readers who find her unsympathetic will be compelled and shocked by the grim depiction of polygamous life underpinning the mystery."
Private eye Lena Jones (Desert Cut, 2008, etc.) sets out to discover who killed an escapee from an Arizona polygamy compound. Read full book review >
THE ANTEATER OF DEATH by Betty Webb
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Webb (Desert Cut, 2008, etc.) kicks off her new series with a bright heroine and an appealingly offbeat setting: a firm foundation later episodes can build on."
Could the anteater really have killed the California real-estate developer? Read full book review >
DESERT CUT by Betty Webb
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Webb's dark tale of a clash of cultures is emotionally draining and intellectually challenging."
Revelations of a dark past blossom from the mutilated corpse of a beautiful girl-child laid to rest in a desert grave. Read full book review >
DESERT WIVES by Betty Webb
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"An untidy whodunit wrapped around an impassioned denunciation of polygamy—an allegedly extinct lifestyle that, Webb's closing note argues, continues to flourish, sowing the seeds of many a real-life disaster."
Whenever a man is murdered, the most likely suspect is always his wife. Read full book review >