The Preening Peacock - A Rosalinda Alameda Mystery (a Cozy Zoo Short Story, #1)

The Preening Peacock - A Rosalinda Alameda Mystery (a Cozy Zoo Short Story, #1)

by Lisa Shea

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Overview

Rosalinda Alameda adores zoos. When Massachusetts's summertime "Free Fridays" promotion features the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Rosalinda grabs her camera and heads east. A full day amongst lions and tigers is about the best outing she can possibly imagine.

But something's wrong at the zoo, and it'll take a combination of her Puerto Rican common sense and her fifty years of wisdom to unravel the puzzle!

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The Preening Peacock is the first book in the Rosalinda Alameda Mystery series. These short stories are about 15 pages each and feature the zoos that Rosalinda loves with a passion. Author Lisa Shea goes to each zoo personally to write up its sights, sounds, and aromas. That way you, the reader, can take a virtual vacation to these zoos! Visit Lisa's webpages to see photos and write-ups of the zoos. All of the Rosalinda Alameda Mystery series contain no violence, no swearing, and no intimacy, so they are suitable for teens and up. 

You can read the books one-by-one as they are released, or you can wait for the boxed sets to be published once the series gets enough books in it. It's your choice!

A portion of all proceeds benefits battered women's shelters.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152294170
Publisher: Lisa Shea
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Series: a Cozy Zoo Short Story , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 38,972
File size: 465 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

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The Preening Peacock - A Rosalinda Alameda Mystery (a Cozy Zoo Short Story, #1) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Nice story ,well written. Rosalinda is the heroine of the day.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Interesting as well as informative. Too short. Lml
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She makes a great story out of abnormal things happening at a zoo!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sparkles with fun faccts.
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
Write what you know! Yes, I know this author supposedly tours zoos to get material for her books, and yes, I know she contributes to women's shelters and Christian missionaries, and yes, I know she's published a LOT and is probably good at much of it. But...in this book, the author writes as a Puerto Rican woman, which she is not. And, because she is not, her language and thoughts come across patronizing and stereotypical. In short, the protagonist embodies every stereotype of a Puerto Rican woman you can find. That really put me off. Additionally, although the plot wasn't bad, the reactions and dialogue of the zoo workers was. No one reacts the way the "bad guy" does - his reactions are childish and unrealistic. People simply do not speak that way. The last book of hers I reviewed was of the Black Cat series, and she did the same thing. Her protagonist was a Black woman, a former cop. Her other characters were Wiccan. Stereotypes all! As a Wiccan, I was amazed at how little research she apparently did for the book, though she claimed to have a lot of knowledge of it - she clearly does not, as she made many basic mistakes. My advice? Write what you know. You are not Puerto Rican, you are not Black, and you are not Wiccan. You cannot speak for us. You cannot write like us. You don't have the background or the experience to write things as if you were us. Your writing is, quite frankly, offensive. Check your priviledge, please, and stick to what you know - yoga and new agey white stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If there was a rating that was less than one star, that's what I would have given this story. Very poor.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Basic writing with little substance. Kitt