Book List:18 titles
  • In the twelfth and concluding Miss Zukas mystery, Chief of Police Wayne Gallant has finally popped the question to Miss Helma Zukas, librarian par excellence. But before Bellehaven, Washington can rejoice in the glad tidings, Helma's mother and Aunt ...


  • THIS CASE IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS... No one could be more orderly or organized than dedicated librarian Helma Zukas. No one could be more rash and raucous than avant-garde artist Ruth Winthrop. Yet the two women are best friends and a resourceful, in...


  • A diligent Dewey decimalist, Miss Wilhelmina Zukas believes in doing everything by the book. And if that means keeping the library open during the most blinding blizzard Bellehaven has ever experienced, so be it! But something more sinister than big ...


  • The crime-solving doyenne of the Dewey Decimal System, Miss Zukas is back in circulation! Librarian extraordinaire Miss Wilhelmina "Helma" Zukas wakes up on the morning of her forty-second birthday in the throes of more than one midlife crisis. H...


  • Glom Gloom and the Gartergates have become legend, and no one really believes the tiny, dangerous Weeuns actually exist. Until troublemaker Raymond Fibbey forms an alliance with crazy Wicker Bugle and former enemies Bort and Merrily and sets out to d...


  • THIS AIN'T NO GARDEN PARTY In a boldly personal move, Police Chief Wayne Gallant has arranged a meeting between his children and Bellehaven's beloved librarian Helma Zukas. But the fates have not yet smiled on this pair, as the long overdue introd...


  • BOOKED FOR TROUBLE With an audit going on at Bellehaven's Public Library, it couldn't be a worse time for librarian Helma Zukas to be serving a sentence of fifty hours of community service. But Miss Zukas stubbornly refused to pay what she thought...


  • SHELVE UNDER M...FOR MURDER Librarian Helma Zukas usually keeps her home as well organized as the library where she works so she never expected a visit from her elderly Aunt Em to turn her life into chaos and provide her with the makings of a hair...


  • They were sisters separated by distance, hurt and secrets.  Now murder is bringing them together....It was a long way from northern Michigan to the mountains above Albuquerque.  But the distance between Ruby Crane and her glamorous, successful si...






  • LADY ON THE LAKE In Michigan's northwest country, the rivers run amber, the lakes are blue and deep, and the people guard their land, their secrets, and their fears. Forgery expert Ruby Crane has returned to the land where she grew up and from whi...


  • HITTING THE BOOKS Miss Helma Zukas is reluctant to go hiking on the Cascade mountains, but her friend Ruth is insistent. When she agrees to go, Helma, ever the librarian, does her research, reading up on survival techniques, packing like a pro, and ...


  • AN INVITATION TO MURDER A most unusual death has landed Helma Zukas right in the middle of another murder scene. Stanley Plummer has been cataloging a collection of Native American books for Bellehaven's new cultural Center when his body was found...


  • THE CRUELEST CUT She was the prodigal daughter, returning to the Michigan hometown she'd fled in disgrace seventeen years before. But now Ruby Crane is back at her family's isolated lakeside cabin--alone except for her fourteen-year-old daughter, Jes...


  • RACE AGAINST DEATH Civic-minded librarian Miss Helma Zukas has reluctantly agreed to use her long-dormant skills as a canoeist to paddle down Washington Bay on behalf of the Bellehaven Library relay race team. But before Helma has a chance to test...


  • ISLAND GETAWAY An anonymous note in the morning mail reminds librarian Helma Zukas of her long-forgotten promise to bring her high school classmates together for a twenty-year reunion. Never one to break a promise, the very conscientious Miss Zuka...


  • MURDER IN THE LIBRARY When a dead body turns up right in the mid le of the fiction stacks, the police are baffled. But Helma Zukas, who never fails to make note of the slightest deviation from the norm of everyday life, is tracking some baffling q...



  • At his father's untimely death, a teenager assumes control of a light tower at the bleak and lonely outpost of the universe--a job he feels capable of handling until the arrival of two teenaged girls and a group of aliens....