Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death

Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death Librarian par excellence Miss Helma Zukas is a woman of many talents and civic minded to boot Which is why she agrees albeit reluctantly to employ her long dormant canoeing skills in the service of

  • Title: Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death
  • Author: Jo Dereske
  • ISBN: 9780380770335
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • Librarian par excellence Miss Helma Zukas is a woman of many talents and civic minded to boot Which is why she agrees, albeit reluctantly, to employ her long dormant canoeing skills in the service of the Bellehaven Library relay race team in the famous Snow to Surf Race But first she has a pressing obligation namely keeping her dear, somewhat flaky artist friend,Librarian par excellence Miss Helma Zukas is a woman of many talents and civic minded to boot Which is why she agrees, albeit reluctantly, to employ her long dormant canoeing skills in the service of the Bellehaven Library relay race team in the famous Snow to Surf Race But first she has a pressing obligation namely keeping her dear, somewhat flaky artist friend, Ruth Winthrop, off Death Row.Flamboyant Ruth, it seems, has rejected the advances of a dirty old man in a local bar, who later, rather inconveniently, turns up dead just outside her studio Helma knows Ruth is no killer, even though the police consider her the prime suspect Now, time is running out By asking too many questions about one unsavory dead man, Miss Zukas is paddling in dangerous waters And the carefully buried scandals her snooping is uncovering could sink the inquisitive librarian permanently.

    Miss Zukas Book Series In Order Miss Zukas and the Librarian, is the first installment in this book series, authored by Jo Dereske Miss Helma is the main character in this book series Just like any other librarian, Miss Zukas is unquestionably the stereotypical librarian however, she is very interesting. Miss Zukas and the Library Murders Miss Zukas Mysteries Aug , Miss Helma Zukas, the protagonist, is the vision of the stereotypical librarian but interesting The way she dresses and keeps her apartment is hilarious She is the librarian you want to be friends with and learn a lot from because she researches everything. Miss Zukas and the Library Murders Miss Zukas, by Jo Miss Zukas inhabits an area somewhere between Nancy Drew and Miss Marple She is no longer so young as Nancy Drew, but still single overbearingly precise about things, somewhat reminiscent of Miss Marple The author also uses her Lithuanian background to supply a family for Helma Zukas, a case of writing what one knows. Miss Zukas Series by Jo Dereske Miss Zukas and the Library Murders Miss Zukas, , Miss Zukas and the Island Murders Miss Zukas, , Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death Miss Zukas, Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death Miss Zukas, by Jo Librarian par excellence Miss Helma Zukas is a woman of many talents and civic minded to boot Which is why she agrees, albeit reluctantly, to employ her long dormant canoeing skills in the service of the Bellehaven Library relay race team in the famous Snow to Surf Race. Miss Zukas and the Library Murders Miss Zukas mysteries Jul , Miss Helma Zukas, the protagonist, is the vision of the stereotypical librarian but interesting The way she dresses and keeps her apartment is hilarious She is the librarian you want to be friends with and learn a lot from because she researches everything I Miss Zukas and the Raven s Dance Thriftbooks Miss Zukas, a librarian in Bellehaven Washington, is asked to catalogue a collection of Native American books and memorabilia in the new Cultural Center She is replacing Stanley Plummer whose dead body was found in the ladies restroom at the Center, having been stabbed by a

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    About "Jo Dereske"

    1. Jo Dereske

      I grew up in rural Michigan, greatly influenced by my Lithuanian roots I m one of those tedious people who wanted to write stories as soon as I learned to read, but believed I had to leave Michigan first In fact, I couldn t wait to shake off that Michigan dust Curiously, everything I write seems to have a connection to Michigan or my Lithuanian heritage.I now live in the beautiful foothills of Mount Baker, near Bellingham, Washington.I ve loved being a librarian libraries are one of our last truly public institutions, where the whole world, in all its zits and glory, passes through There are twelve titles in the Miss Zukas mystery series Miss Zukas is tough, honest, crafty, a complicated woman with a deep but futile desire to perceive the world in black and white And yes, Helma Zukas is what used to be called, a real librarian You might say she embraces the stereotype Helma is unapologetic.Ruby Crane is a forgery specialist, a subject that s fascinated me since I forged my first absence excuse in fourth grade There are three books in the series My three young people s books were written when my children were young Please visit me on my website jo 5 26 2013

    751 thoughts on “Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death”

    1. I just love Miss Zukas - she is such a well-crafted character. I cracked up over the line, "Miss Zukas went through two yellow lights on her way to Chief Gallant's office," becasue it is the perfect sign of Helma's distress (as opposed to everyday driving for me). I loved getting to see another side of her in this book as her sportsmanship skills are brought to light in the Snow-to-Surf race. Additionally, I loved the sucker punch of an ending - any book that can slide a complete surprise at me [...]


    2. I started to like Miss Zukas more by the third book, but I really had a hard time identifying with her. She hates cat, although warms to her stray in later books; she is way to measured and prim; the closest she can come to swearing is the utterance "Oh, Faulkner." She does have a crazy, impetous friend to give her reality checks. The mystery itself is mildly interesting, a typical "cozy." The Washington state setting and Native American influences are interesting.


    3. Spoilers aheadMore of the delightful same of Helma, everyone's favorite mystery-solving librarian. Frustrating that we spend so much time understanding that Helma is by the rules, by the book and super proper only to have her NOT do what's right when the time comes. Hoping this ending is a fluke and the rest aren't like this.


    4. I have read most of the books in this 12-book series, but somehow missed this one until now. So glad I found it because I enjoyed reconnecting with the endearing librarian Miss Helma Zukas and her flamboyant friend Ruth. Helma solves another murder mystery, this one while canoeing in a relay race for the Bellehaven Library.


    5. Fun! Miss Zukas reclaims her Uncle Tony's handmade canoe from Michigan at great expense to compete in the library/town relay. In between that, Ruth is suspected of murder, Helma is shot at when she is canoe-practicing, and Wayne Gallant makes small moves in the right direction.



    6. #3 Helma Zukas mystery. Helma. a librarian in fictional small-town Washington State, is called by her friend Ruth who finds a dead body in the alley behind her house. Of course it was someone Ruth had seen in a bar earlier the same day, and was heard threatening him because he was bothering her. Ruth doesn't know who he is, and though she's under suspicion, stolidly maintains her innocence. Helma must once again contact Chief Gallant to see if he will leak any information that will help them fig [...]


    7. I randomly picked up this book off my bookshelves as I was preparing for a library job interview - after all, what better way to prepare than by reading about librarians and murder?? I was pleasantly surprised to recognize the setting in the Bellingham, Washington area, and a context of the annual Ski to Sea relay event. I would have given this book more stars if I had liked the ending. Helma is a "traditional librarian," though to be honest, I found her to be a bit on the stodgy side of the lib [...]


    8. Reading these for the local color of Northwest Washington State, the great fun that is Miss Zukas, prissy librarian and expert canoe paddler, stays a delight through this whole series of 12 books. Each character lives strongly, none are forgettable, there is no "what was her name" or "who was he"? The theme of opposites attract in love is great fun as well, and the moony life in the clouds of the head librarian who lives in the midst of celestial harmony of some kind, and the struggle of the off [...]


    9. Miss Zukas gets to paddle her own canoe in this one. If I'd read this one sooner than I read In Death's Shadow, I would not have been quite so surprised by Miss Zukas's artsy side in that later book in the series.I've enjoyed all of these, even reading them "out of order", as I have noted about a couple other authors who are favorites of mine. I find myself going back to my old reviews to lay out the timeline. I had to purchase this one, as my local library was missing this one, so it will be he [...]


    10. Helma Zukas should have enough to do at the library, with one of the staff members retiring and a team participating in a city-wide relay race. Helma has decided to do the canoe leg of the journey for the team, and is badly out of practice. But everything else fades next to the problem of finding a murderer and clearing her friend Ruth in the eyes of the police and the public.


    11. Miss Zukas is the type of person that can only exist as a character in a book. As long as you remember this, you will be inoculated against the recurring, "Hey, nobody would ever act like that, do that, say that."


    12. Another fun installment in this quiet, but fulfilling series. Our faithful librarian rediscovers a passion for canoeing and grows closer to Chief Gallant while her friend Ruth is implicated in a murder.


    13. Miss Zukas has her old canoe shipped to Bellhaven so she can participate in the city's relay race. Meanwhile her friend Ruth finds a dead man by her house and she ends up being a prime suspect. Will Miss Zukas find the real killer?




    14. As a librarian I did not appreciate the characterization of the main character here as an uptight, compulsive person.




    15. Another satisfying mystery featuring Washington librariam Helma Zukas. With each book I read in this series, I like the characters more and more.


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