"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
Now available! Iím excited to announce the audiobook version of the first Miss Zukas mystery: Miss Zukas and the Library Murders, is available for purchase. To listen to a five-minute sample for free, click on the icon below.
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!
Library Murders sample (6.3MB)
Click above to LISTEN to a sample of the new MISS ZUKAS AND THE LIBRARY MURDERS audiobook!
New Radio Interview
Listen to a podcast of my interview on KMRE FM with Kate Nichols, who has a wonderful radio program featuring women of the Northwest called Women's Voices. Click on "Podcasts" at the top of the home page.
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Kwik Krimes, edited by the great Otto Penzler, was published last week. Itís a fun collection of 81 mystery short stories, all under 1,000 words. There was a challenge! My short story, ďA Tree in Texas,Ē was written in honor of the writer and dear friend, Archie Satterfield, who once told me heíd always wanted to write a story that began with the line, ďHe woke up under a tree in Texas.Ē Sadly Archie died suddenly and never wrote the story. I donít know what type of a tale Archie had in mind, but I had fun imagining it.
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What's Available in Ebook Format
Of course, FAREWELL, MISS ZUKAS. . .All the first eleven Miss Zukas mysteries are on the Amazon Kindle. ...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.
The Miss Zukas mysteries are now available on the Nook, too. To those who've asked about the difference in prices of the Miss Zukas mysteries, it's because prices are set by my publisher, Avon/Harper 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 Ravenís Dance
5. Out of Circulation
6. Final Notice
7. Miss Zukas in Deathís 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
"I'm not young enough to know everything."
~Last updated: 12/13/2013~