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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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: 50,923
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) 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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