MISS ZUKAS AND THE LIBRARY MURDERS, translated by Elena Maceviciute, now in Lithuanian - in Lithuania!

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Now available as an ebook!

Thank you to everyone who followed my one-chapter-a-week posting of ALL OF US AT THE SAME TIME for the past seven months.

ALL OF US AT THE SAME TIME is a memoir of Alzheimer’s, a year spent in rural Michigan caring for Louise and Mike, an aunt and uncle who both had dementia.

I’ve removed the book from my website, but an expanded edition is now available as an ebook for the Amazon Kindle, for the Nook , and from Kobo Books.

You can also read Chapter 1 by clicking here, or on All of Us . . in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

So many of you shared your own thoughts and experiences with Alzheimer’s, or Michigan, or even shared a Lithuanian recipe. Here are a few of your comments:

“It’s a beautifully crafted memoir and a great support for caregivers of those with dementia. Thank you!”

“. . . you have succeeded in celebrating the lives of two very special people. I love Mike and Louise.”

“I don’t usually write online comments, but I wanted to thank you for writing this and giving it out to the world. You’ve treated a hard subject beautifully, not an easy task,”

“. . .a sweet, sad, funny, poignant saga.”


Praise for the Miss Zukas Mysteries:

"Jo Dereske's Miss Zukas is a loving sendup of the stereotype of the prim librarian."
........New York Times

"You're in for a good time."
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Toronto Sun

"Dereske...has hooked thousands of readers with her tales of the ultra-organized, ever-logical librarian."
. . . . . . Michelle Nolan, Bellingham Herald


Miss Zukas also in Audiobook

You're going to love the smooth voice of narrator Crystal Sershen of Femme Vocale.

Purchase Miss Zukas and the Library Murders in audiobook download today through Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes.

If you enjoy this first audiobook of the 12-part series, please post a review on the site you purchased it from or let me know - we'll do more!


What's Available in Ebook Format
All twelve Miss Zukas mysteries are on the Amazon Kindle. and the Nook ...All three Ruby Crane mysteries. ...And two of my three young peoples' books originally published by Atheneum: GLOM GLOOM, a fantasy, and THE LONE SENTINEL, a science fiction.
For those who've asked about the difference in prices of the Miss Zukas mysteries, it's because prices are set by my publisher, Avon/​HarperCollins for the tenth and eleventh titles.


The Miss Zukas mysteries, in order of appearance:

1. Miss Zukas and the Library Murders
2. Miss Zukas and the Island Murders
3. Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death
4. Miss Zukas and the Raven’s Dance
5. Out of Circulation
6. Final Notice
7. Miss Zukas in Death’s Shadow
8. Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence
9. Bookmarked to Die
10. Catalogue of Death
11. Index to Murder
12. Farewell, Miss Zukas


The Ruby Crane mysteries, in order of appearance:
1. Savage Cut
2. Cut and Dry
3. Short Cut


"As I have said elsewhere, one doesn't suddenly become a good writer. No matter how much innate talent one has, skills must be developed and sharpened by practice . . . a writer never knows enough and is never good enough."

Louis L'Amour


~Last updated: 2/​27/​2018~

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