Random House, Inc. Parrots are flying loose all over a convention hotel, making trouble and imitating everything everyone says. Monkeys are swinging from chandelier to chandelier. Michael is a teacher moonlighting as an actor in the show "Porfiria, Queen of the Jungle," and the cast, crew, and their exotic animal colleagues are performing at the hotel. Michael and his partner Meg have become part of the show's family - but as with most families, there's a member who's very difficult to like. QB, the actress playing Porfiria, is a true drama queen, with a drinking problem and a bad attitude. When Meg attempts to extract the recalcitrant QB from her dressing room, Meg finds her dead. Now Meg and Michael, despite the zany atmosphere, must solve the murder.