Miss Zukas and the Island Murders

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Harper Collins, Apr 1, 1995 - Fiction - 288 pages
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The ever-conscientious Miss Helma Zukas of Bellehaven, Washington, is not one to renege on a promise—even one made hastily . . . and too long ago to possibly remember! So when an anonymous note in the morning mail reminds her of her vow to bring her high school classmates together for a twenty-year reunion, Miss Zukas hops to and begins organizing the perfect celebration . . . despite some vague and mysterious warnings about dire consequences.

But when a secret saboteur disrupts her well-planned reunion—stranding Helma and her old classmates on a fogbound island with a murderer in their midst—the intrepid librarian-sleuth takes charge once again. With a dubious assist from her raffish friend Ruth, Miss Zukas is determined to close the books on crimes both current and overdue for solution . . . before the killer takes the alumni out of circulation permanently.

 

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User Review  - lahochstetler - LibraryThing

Straight-laced librarian Helma Zukas finds herself in charge of planning her high school reunion. Miss Zukas decides to fly all of her classmates out to the Washington coast for a resort reunion. This ... Read full review

Review: Miss Zukas and the Island Murders (Miss Zukas #2)

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I love Miss Zukas and her precise, prissy, persnickety self. Imagining Helma as a high school student was interesting. I missed this book when reading further in the series, and am happy to have caught up with her. Read full review

Contents

The Letter
1
Sorting It Out
9
Plans in Action
32
Worries
47
Day One
65
Table Talk
80
Touring
95
The Islands
107
Home Cooking
155
Voices
168
In the Conservatory
181
In a Fog
187
Lies and Bears
206
Morning Breaks
220
Breakfast
234
Tide Pools
249

Gull Rock Inn
122
Evening Approaches
138

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About the author (1995)

Jo Dereske grew up in western Michigan, and is a former librarian who now lives in the northwestern corner of Washington State.

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