Jo Dereske is an American author of mystery and children’s novels. She writes the Miss Zukas series. Jo grew up in Michigan, and couldn’t wait to leave. With that said, she embraces her Michigan roots by involving it in her fiction. Much like her character Helma Zukas, she has worked as a librarian. Jo lives in the foothills of Mount Baker, near Bellingham, Washington.

Jo Dereske made her debut as a published author in 1985 with the novel Glom Gloom. Below is a list of Jo Dereske’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Miss Zukas Books

Miss Zukas and the Library Murders(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Zukas and the Island Murders(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Zukas and the Raven's Dance(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of Circulation(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Final Notice(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Zukas in Death's Shadow(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bookmarked to Die(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catalogue of Death(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Index to Murder(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farewell, Miss Zukas(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ruby Crane Books

Savage Cut(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cut and Dry(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Short Cut(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Glom Gloom(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lone Sentinel(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Cousin, the Poodle(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Ten Tales(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

All of Us at the Same Time(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Jo Dereske Synopses: Savage Cut is a mystery novel by Jo Dereske. After an accident leaves her a widow and her daughter injured, Ruby Crane abandons her job as a LAPD graphologist, retreating to her peaceful Michigan hometown, but she will have to put her crime-solving talents to use when a murderous scheme erupts nearby.

The Lone Sentinel is a children’s science fiction novel by Jo Dereske. After his father’s passing, 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.

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