Download PDF by Jo Dereske: Bookmarked to Die (Miss Zukas Mysteries)

By Jo Dereske

ISBN-10: 0060790822

ISBN-13: 9780060790820

ISBN-10: 0061646873

ISBN-13: 9780061646874

The crime-solving doyenne of the Dewey Decimal procedure, leave out Zukas is again in circulation!Librarian extraordinaire pass over Wilhelmina "Helma" Zukas wakes up at the morning of her forty-second birthday within the throes of a couple of midlife hindrance. Her championing a set of neighborhood authors' works ignites a deadly firestorm of jealousy and anger in tiny Bellehaven. She's blackmailed by way of her conniving boss, library director may possibly Apple Moon, into attending team counseling classes and of the individuals occur lifeless. An obnoxiously bubbly new librarian is popping the pinnacle of Helma's longtime admirer, Police leader Wayne Gallant. And worst of all, her uncuddly tom cat better half, Boy Cat Zukas, disappears. although she's been expressly forbidden to enquire (by the scheming Ms. Moon), it really is Helma's nature to delve and study, and she or he figures there is not anything else now that she will lose. yet an excessive amount of nosing round during this case, and she's not likely to make it to forty-three!

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Helma asked, preparing for a new challenge. “Congratulations,” he said. ” “Thank you,” she said in relief and pleasure. Still he stood in front of her. “My ex-wife wrote a book,” he said. “It’s not true, what she says. ” And he walked away. Helma tucked her notes into her manila folder. The room was nearly back to order. Chairs were stacked, the podium pushed to the side. Glory Shandy busily cleaned off the refreshment table, George at her elbow, eagerly holding out his hands for the cream and sugar containers.

It’s not exactly a news story to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming. Maybe the killer was at your launch. ” “Don’t make light of death,” Helma said, attributing Ruth’s “other woman” sighting to Ruth’s unfortunate tendency to anticipate trouble and upheaval. ” “Like, if you know how to put words on paper you can’t panic? ” “By tomorrow the police will have made an arrest and everything will be sorted out,” she said, then returned to her bedroom for robe and slippers. Helma did believe that.

And not just because the crowd, which had been closing in on her, faltered as if a challenge had been issued from the castle to a pitchfork-wielding mob. There were people on earth who somehow managed not exactly to trivialize problems but who put them in perspective merely by their presence. And although Ruth lived in a cyclone of 36 JO DERESKE problems of her own manufacture, Helma had to admit Ruth was one of those people. They had known each other since they were ten years old in Scoop River, Michigan, when Ruth’s frustrated parents had sent her to St.

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