Monkey Business

Monkey Business

by Lois Schmitt


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ISBN-13: 9781432832582
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 03/22/2017
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 1,286,812
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lois Schmitt has worked as a freelance writer for Remedia Educational Publishers. Her most recent assignments included a series of nonfiction pieces about national parks, as well as several nonfiction pieces on New York City landmarks. She is the author of Smart Spending, a consumer education book for young adults. Ms. Schmitt currently teaches economics at a local community college on Long Island. She previously served as media spokesperson and education coordinator for the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs. Her interest in animals, which is the focus of her mystery, is evident by her membership in the New York Zoological Society, Best Friends Animal Society, the Marine Mammal Center, and the ASPCA.

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Jewelsey More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Monkey Business By Lois Schmitt. It starts off with a proverbial bang. Our author draws readers right into the scene from the very get go with her smart and funny literary tone. There is a lot going on in this well written cozy mystery style book, with many scenarios, and easy to follow, twists and turns. It is written incredibly well and thoughtfully smart.. With the many, “whodunnits” and some what quirky characters, readers are compelled to put on their own detective hats as well. Author Lois Schmitt gives readers interesting insight to the inner workings and politics of what goes on in zoos. I’m an animal lover, so I accordingly loved all the animal references and knowledge that is bountifully included in this story. But, I would have to say that even if you think you might not go in for a book where the main setting is at a zoo, you might be willingly surprised with this one. It’s colorful and hilarious; as I laughed my way through the book. I think the author has a clear, unique voice and personal style of writing. I was impressed by how the author tied everything together. Just as the title, “Monkey Business” sounds like a wild ride, it is a crazy up and down journey of how the main character, Kristy Farrell, struggles to find the killer of the director of the zoo. Writing a mystery takes a great amount of intellectual ability in order to pull off the difficulty and ingenuity needed to create puzzle like scenarios. To present problems difficult to solve and situations difficult to resolve, can be extremely difficult. But author Lois Schmitt rises up to the mental challenge and pulls it off beautifully and expertly. I was more than pleasantly satisfied with the entire book and very pleased and gratified with the outcome at the end.