Michael Allan Mallory's debut novel DEATH ROLL (co-written with Marilyn Victor) features mystery's first zoologist sleuth. An avid animal lover, he is interested in the welfare of wildlife and the conservation of nature. Michael is a member of Mystery Writers of America, and the American Association of Zoo Keepers. DEATH ROLL was published in hardcover 2007. He lives in Minnesota.
KILLER INSTINCT, the second Snake Jones mystery,lopes through the intriguing world of the gray wolf with suspense and humor as seen through the eyes of zookeeper Snake Jones. Published in hardcover in 2011. Coming to Smashwords in 2012.
When the director of the Minnesota Valley Zoo is murdered and the new crocodile handler is arrested for the crime, zookeeper Lavender "Snake" Jones rushes to prove her friend's innocence. But is she really helping? Each lie she exposes only serves to strengthen the case against him, rattles her belief in those she trusts and threatens her own life.