DERESKE, Jo. American, b. 1947. Genres: Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Children's fiction. Career: Freelance writer; author of mystery novels and children's books; librarian. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, interlibrary loan librarian, 1978-88; Corridor Information Services, owneroperator, 1983-87; Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA, librarian. Publications: CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Glom Gloom, 1985; The Lone Sentinel, 1989; My Cousin, the Poodle, 1991. MYSTERY NOVELS: Miss Zukas and the Library Murders, 1994; Miss Zukas and the Island Murders, 1995; Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death, 1996; Miss Zukas and the Raven's Dance, 1996; Savage Cut, 1996; Cut and Dry, 1997; Out of Circulation, 1997; Final Notice, 1998; Short Cut, 1998; Miss Zukas in Death's Shadow, 1999; Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence, 2001. Contributor of articles and short stories to periodicals. Address: 4943 Reese Hill Rd., Sumas, WA 98295-8602, U.S.A.