Miss Zukas in Death's Shadow (Miss Zukas #7)
The body is that of Quinton Boyd, a local financier and property developer who served on the Mission's board of directors and was at the Mission for a meeting. A young man who stays at the mission occasionally confesses to killing Boyd, but he is a si...more
Dereske writes in a logical, gentle style as Miss Zukas tackles the mystery of who killed a local philanthropist associated with both the mission where he was found, and with the library. Various theories are fl...more
The twist this time involves someone pointing a finger at Miss Zukas herself as a possible suspect... and we find out something surprising about the "artsy" size of Helma!
The minor characters were mildly amusing, although the fiction children's librarian, somewhere between airhead, Baby Spice and actual toddler, and Director Moon the utter new age crystal freak - who hired her? - also suffered from stereotypitis.
I grew up in rural Michigan, greatly influenced by my Lithuanian roots. I'm one of those tedious people who wanted to write stories as soon as I learned to read, but believed I had to leave Michigan first. In fact, I couldn't wait to shake off that Michigan dust! Curiously, everything I write seems to have a connection to Michigan or my Lithuanian heritage.
I now live in the beautiful foothills of