Index to Murder: A Miss Zukas Mystery (Miss Zukas Mysteries) by Jo Dereske

By Jo Dereske

Not anyone may be extra orderly or equipped than committed librarian Helma Zukas. nobody should be extra rash and raucous than avant-garde artist Ruth Winthrop. but the 2 girls are most sensible acquaintances and a imaginitive, creative, crime-solving group. So whilst of Ruth's newest paintings—each depicting an ex-lover who met a truly premature and mysterious end—are stolen, the fantastic beginner detectives get to paintings. yet digging via Ruth's romantic rendezvous turns up greater than damaged hearts. there is an indignant ex-wife, a jealous fellow artist, and a rampaging workforce of neighborhood tree-huggers. there is hassle brewing in Bellehaven . . . and purely Helma and Ruth could make yes that mayhem does not bring about homicide.

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We in the library pride ourselves on service to the public, whether it be a homeless derelict or a city official. ” “Uh-oh,” George whispered. ” A tremor passed through Ms. Moon’s hand as she pointed to the disturbed upper shelf, the kick stool nearby, the environmental documents still on the floor. Surely they hadn’t been so disorderly the day before, Helma thought. “When we’re forced to work in such overcrowded conditions, accidents are bound to happen,” Ms. Moon said. “I certainly don’t blame the mayor.

She asked. ” Helma asked, still trying to picture Ms. Moon standing on a kick stool. “Don’t know. She was talking to him on the headset when she fell. ” “She was in shock,” Harley said. “It’s dangerous to move somebody in shock. ” The headsets had been Ms. Moon’s latest idea. “Picture it,” she’d rhapsodized. “All librarians can walk with their telephone patrons to the shelf. ’” Until that moment, Helma hadn’t known Ms. Moon possessed her own headset. ” she asked. ” A tall tier of shelves overpacked with folders, notebooks, and pamphlets that listed and shifted precariously every time it was touched.

Environmental issues,” Ms. Moon said vaguely. She raised her hand wearily from the armrest of her wheelchair and waved it toward the Local Government shelves. “I can finish finding the information for him,” Helma suggested. ” The expression on Ms. Moon’s face changed from vague to confused to, yes, panicked. “No need,” she said hastily. ” Helma asked. Ms. Moon bit her lip, then nodded to herself. “Trees. ” “Growth issues? Pollution effects? ” 56 JO DERESKE “Just . . trees. ” She closed her eyes for a long moment.

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