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Dereske, Jo

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Jo Dereske's series features inquisitive librarian/amateur-sleuth Helma Zukas as the heroine. The series is set in the Pacific Northwest as Miss Zukas takes us along on her library-related murder-solving ride. Titles include: Miss Zukas and the Library Murders; Miss Zukas and the Raven's Dance; Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death; Miss Zukas and the Island Murders and Out of Circulation.

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Penny Pace - 08:26am Dec 6, 2001 PST(#21 of 34)

I love the Miss Zukas mysteries. My coworkers and I have read all the books in the series and eagerly await each new book. When is the next one coming out?

janice wegener - 05:48am May 8, 2002 PST(#22 of 34)

when is your latest book being released?

Kathleen Riley - 10:02am Sep 9, 2002 PST(#23 of 34)

I am anxious for another Helma & Ruth book. And I think maybe Helma should stick with Boy Cat. I'm not too sure about Wayne! I'm a librarian too and my daughter is in grad school at Western Washington. Should I move out and be Helma's neighbor?! Katy riley

janet butler - 06:27am Sep 13, 2002 PST(#24 of 34)

I love Helma and Ruth! When can we read of their further adventures and the ongoing romance in a new book?

Alice Howard - 07:46pm Feb 15, 2003 PST(#25 of 34)

I am writing this message Feb. 15, 2003. Thus far I cannot find any new Jo Dereske "Helma Zukas" mysteries that have been published. Have I missed something or has Ms. Dereske stopped writing her wonderful books? Alice

Catherine Bancroft - 08:45pm Feb 19, 2003 PST(#26 of 34)

I just finished "...Raven's Dance" and thought the weather in the Northwest and its effect on the community was an important part of the 'atmosphere' of the story, especially the frantic patrons of the library and the box of tissues that were kept at the desk. Even Boy Cat got drencched. Jo Dereske has really set her stories and Ms Zukas in a great locale. I like Ms Zukas real independence and the her moral values. I just wish there were more stories coming. Everybody, remember it is Wilhelmina, even to her friends.

Ginny Escalada - 11:26am Mar 29, 2003 PST(#27 of 34)

Are there any new books after Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence and Short Cut???

Judith Hietter - 05:06pm Feb 12, 2004 PST(#28 of 34)

When is Ms. Dereske going to write aother Miss Zukas or "cuts" book? I miss her books.

Fran Hinkel - 06:45am Oct 18, 2004 PST(#29 of 34)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

There does not seem to be anything on the horizon from Dereske.

Valerie Zalewski - 07:30am Nov 12, 2004 PST(#30 of 34)

I'm frantically trying to find info about Jo Dereske. Is she still writing? Her e-mail adress no longer exists. Anyone with info ?

Fran Hinkel - 06:03am Nov 15, 2004 PST(#31 of 34)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Valerie, I found an email address. I have no idea if it is still functional.

Jo Dereske

Valerie Zalewski - 11:02pm Nov 23, 2004 PST(#32 of 34)

Fran Thank you for your help. I've tried this e-mail address and am waiting to see if it produces any results. Happy reading!

Valerie Zalewski - 09:50am Jan 28, 2007 PST(#33 of 34)

After a gap of 2 years, here's news of Helma and Ruth....for those who haven't found out already there's a new book out: Bookmarked to Die. Jo Dereske took time out after her husband died, but now she's back . Happy reading

Fran Hinkel - 03:16am Jul 18, 2007 PST(#34 of 34)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

The tenth book in the Miss Zukas series Catalogue of Death is now available!

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