Catalogue of Death: A Miss Zukas Mystery
Title: Catalogue of Death: A Miss Zukas Mystery
Author: Jo Dereske
Determined to keep the library open during a fierce blizzard, librarian and amateur sleuth Miss Wilhelmina Zukas becomes an eyewitness to the explosive death of billionaire Franklin Harrington and, fearing that the local philanthropist’s plans to fund a new town library are in jeopardy, sets out to investigate his murder.
At last, construction begins on a new library for Bellehaven, a gift of Franklin Harrington, scion of old Bellehaven money, and one of the locally famous Harrington triplets. But when a freak snowstorm hits, Bellehaven is brought to its knees. Not so Miss Helma Zukas who is at her post, dispensing library information, overseeing wayward employees, and soothing a busload of stranded gamblers.
Suddenly, an explosion rocks the snowy day, destroying the library site, killing the benefactor and a penny-pinching city finance czar.
The snow melts but not trouble. Shockingly, Ms. Moon thrusts the new library project onto Helma. And Helma soon discovers why, uncovering secrets and shady dealings from start to finish — secrets in the library, in the City, and in the Harrington family — secrets worth killing for.