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Dereske, Jo

Overview
Works: 22 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 5,976 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3604.E75, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jo Dereske
Bookmarked to die by Jo Dereske( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her life falling apart, thanks to professional jealousy on the part of her conniving boss, library director May Apple Moon, librarian Wilhelmina "Helma" Zukas finds herself blackmailed into participating in group counseling sessions, a situation that becomes complicated by the murders of two of the participants
Miss Zukas and the library murders by Jo Dereske( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dead body turns up right in the middle of the fiction stacks, librarian Helma Zukas and her best friend, Ruth, begin sleuthing, putting their lives at risk in the process
Index to murder by Jo Dereske( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two of avant-garde artist Ruth Winthrop's paintings are stolen, artworks depicting a former lover who died mysteriously, Ruth calls in her best friend, dedicated librarian-turned-amateur sleuth Helma Zukas to uncover the truth about both the theft and her late lover
The lone sentinel by Jo Dereske( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in Spanish and English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At his father's untimely death, a teenager assumes control of a light tower at the bleak and lonely outpost of the universe--a job he feels capable of handling until the arrival of two teenaged girls and a group of aliens
Catalogue of death : a Miss Zukas mystery by Jo Dereske( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local billionaire Franklin Harrington is killed at the site he has generously set aside for a new town library. Miss Zukas investigates Harrington's family, who wanted to build pricy condos instead of a library on the site
Miss Zukas shelves the evidence by Jo Dereske( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helma's newest neighbor is murdered, and Helma and Police Chief Wayne Gallant work to solve the case. When the chief is nearly killed, a potentially incriminating library book is found near Gallant's body
Miss Zukas and the island murders by Jo Dereske( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after her high school graduation, an anonymous letter urges Helma to organize a class reunion. Unfortunately, someone is sabataging her well-laid plans, and soon the old classmates find themselves stranded on a fogbound island with a murderer in their midst
Miss Zukas and the stroke of death by Jo Dereske( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a body shows up just outside Ruth's studio, the police consider Ruth a prime suspect. Helma unearths several local scandals surrounding the victim and finds the real killer
Miss Zukas and the raven's dance by Jo Dereske( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder victim Stanley Plummer has been cataloging a collection of Native American books for Bellehaven's new Cultural Center when Helma steps in to complete the cataloging and find Plummer's murderer on the side
Final notice : a Miss Zukas mystery by Jo Dereske( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Librarians seldom have as much fun--or as many direct references to dead bodies--as Miss Helma Zuckas, master sleuth and loaner of all things literary. When Miss Zuckas, librarian to the core, starts digging in the family archives, she turns up some deadly secrets. Unless she can learn the whole story, the final chapters are about to be written as a tale of mystery, mayhem ... and murder
Out of circulation : a Miss Zukas mystery by Jo Dereske( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After discovering a dead body on the trail, librarian Helma Zukas and her friend Ruth hole up "in a little cabin with some motley strangers who may be planning a murderous adventure for a couple of dangerously inquisitive women."--Cover
Glom gloom by Jo Dereske( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one remembered the old rhyme about the Garter Gates until Raymond Fibbey and his friends discovered the danger that lay behind them
Miss Zukas in death's shadow by Jo Dereske( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refusing to pay an unjust traffic fine, librarian Helma Zukas must serve fifty hours of time at the Promise Mission for Homeless Men, but a dead man is discovered just outside the door on her first night theire, and Helma is one of the suspects!
Farewell, Miss Zukas by Jo Dereske( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Congenial, comical, and fabulously crafted, The Miss Zukas series culminates with a case that strikes at the very core of Helma's hearth and heart. Will she solve the mystery-and at long last head down the aisle? ..."--Page 4 of cover
My cousin, the poodle by Jo Dereske( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While staying with their eccentric Uncle Rupert and Aunt Tofelia in 1955, ten-year-old Barbara and her younger brother Tommy find their visit dominated by the spoiled and mischievous poodle Terry Berry
Savage cut by Jo Dereske( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an auto accident that left her husband dead and her daughter injured, Ruby Crane leaves her job as a graphologist with the LAPD. Retreating to the peaceful Michigan town where she grew up seems the best course to help her daughter heal. But Ruby's unique crime-solving expertise is put to the test in the case of her life when a murderous scheme erupts too close to home. Jo Deresske is the author of the popular Miss Zukas mysteries
Short cut by Jo Dereske( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a long way from northern Michigan to the mountains above Albuquerque. But the distance between Ruby Crane and her glamorous, successful sister, Phyllis, was even greater. Until Phyllis trekked through the Michigan snow in her designer boots to beg Ruby for help. And while Ruby knew there were some things she couldn't help her sister with--like her drinking--she couldn't say no to a matter of life and death. A boy had died on a construction site, and Phyllis, the engineer on the project, was being blamed--for a design she claimed someone had altered. While Ruby, an expert in handwriting analysis, tries to find out if the designs are forgeries, a sudden, vicious murder changes everything. Now a stalker is lurking around Phyllis' once-elegant life. And for the two sisters, the time has come for unspoken words--and a fight for both of their lives
Cut and dry by Jo Dereske( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strangulation death of a woman from Ruby Crane's small Michigan town ignites a chilling investigation into the dark side of the quiet community--and Ruby Crane becomes the target of a killer. When she strikes up an acquaintance with the mysterious stranger across the lake, she finds an ex-cop who's willing to help her. But he has his own dark secrets that drove him to this small town--secrets he wants no one to know
Miss Zukas amd the Island Murders by Jo Dereske( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Zukas shelves the evidence by Jo Dereske( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Miss Zukas and the library murdersIndex to murderCatalogue of death : a Miss Zukas mysteryMiss Zukas shelves the evidenceMiss Zukas and the island murdersMiss Zukas and the stroke of deathMiss Zukas and the raven's danceFinal notice : a Miss Zukas mystery