Enjoyed this story very much. Characters developing nicely, cat becoming more apparent in Helma's life. Funny at times. Northwest Indian lore and good mystery.
Miss Zukas, that antidote to the 30--something, drop-dead gorgous liberated female PI's with the incredibly messy lives--is back on the scene. Neatly and precisely as ever, she works her way to the bottom of some dark doings at the Bellehaven (Washington State)cultural center for Indian Affairs, ably---sort of--assisted by her flamboyant friend, Ruth. (Boy Cat Zukas is still with us as is Chief Wayne Gallant for those who have been following Miss Zukas' adventures.)
This series gets better with each book.
Another delightful Ms. Zukas adventure. She just makes you feel good.
Miss Zukas is a librarian with a slight tendency to ICD like Monk. She is highly intelligent and very logical. Murder in a museum, this time.
A most unusual death has landed Helma Zukas right in the middle of another murder scene. Stanley Plummer had been cataloging a collection of Native American books for Bellehaven's new Cultural Center when his body was found in the Center's ladies room--stabbed through the heart, and clutching a Barbie doll. Miss Zukas is asked by the library to finish the cataloging. Now she's been asked by the victim--in a letter dated the day he died--to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Unable to resist the urger to dig in to the facts, Helma becomes convinced there's something hidden in the Center that the murdered wants--and it may be worth killing another cataloger to keep it buried...
Autographed copy. #4 in the series.