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Linda Fairstein's "Death Angel"

June 27, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on June 26th, 2014, 17 of us enjoyed discussing Linda Fairstein's Death Angel, the fifteenth volume in that author's popular Alexandra "Alex" Cooper series.

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery  fans, don't forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you're logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts - this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance.

What do you think of Death Angel by Linda Fairstein?

Join us next on July 31st, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library. We'll be discussing Doing Hard Time, a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods!

We hope to see you then!


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Results of May 20014 Series Share gathering

June 01, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? The May 2014 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting was our annual "Series Share" night. Group members did not all read the same book, but instead were encouraged to read the first or second volume in ANY new mystery/thriller/suspense series that had begun in the past 3 to 4 years. All attendees had a chance, then, to describe whatever series they had chosen, and to offer up their opinions about the characters, writing style, etc.

Here’s a list of the novels Just Desserts members enjoyed for the "Series Share": And here's a few older titles and non-mysteries were also brought up at the latest meeting: So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?


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June through September Just Desserts titles selected!

May 07, 2014 by sdc

The titles/authors for the June through September Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group have been posted.

June - Death Angel by Linda Fairstein

July - Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods

August - The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

September - After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

There is also a survey available online for Just Desserts members to offer their opinions on what should be discussed at the October 2014 Just Desserts meeting. Click the link to add your vote!

What do you think of the above four authors/titles? Are you looking forward to reading any of these?

Click the title of this specific blog post, or the number to the right of Comments, below, to leave your own comment!



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April Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members

May 06, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the April 2014 Just Desserts meeting on 4/24, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the books that were hot in April 2014 with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES

NON-MYSTERIES

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?


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Deborah Crombie's "Water Like a Stone"

April 29, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on April 24th, 2014, 17 of us enjoyed discussing Deborah Crombie's Water Like a Stone, the eleventh volume in that author's popular Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series.

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery  fans, don't forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you're logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts - this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance.

What do you think of Water Like a Stone by Deborah Crombie?

Join us next on May 29th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library for our annual Series Share night. We're not all reading the same book for that meeting. Instead, participants are encouraged to read the first volume of ANY new mystery/suspense/thriller series that's premiered in the past 4 years. Everyone will get a chance to share their impressions and opinions of that new series with the group -- should be an opportunity to get lots of good suggestions for new authors to try!

We hope to see you then!


Tagged in: Just Desserts, mystery, discussion group, book group, Deborah Crombie, Water Like a stone, Duncan Kincaid, Gemma James, England, British, narrow boats,
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March reading suggestions from Just Desserts members

April 16, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the March 2014 Just Desserts meeting on 3/27, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the books that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES

NON-MYSTERIES

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?


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Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's "The Heist"

April 14, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on March 27, 2014, 16 of us enjoyed discussing Janet Evanovich's and Lee Goldberg's The Heist, the premiere volume of a new mystery/thriller series from these two best-selling authors.

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are  welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery  fans, don't forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you're logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts - this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance.

What do you think of The Heist by Evanovich and Goldberg?

Join us next on April 24th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library for a discussion of Water Like a Stone, a 2007 entry in Deborah Crombie's "Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James" series.


Tagged in: Just Desserts, mystery, discussion group, book group, Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg, The Heist, Fox and O'Hare, con artists, FBI,
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Feb 2014 Reading Suggestions from Just Desserts members

March 18, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the February 2014 Just Desserts meeting on 2/27, after discussing our monthly “assigned” books, we did a round robin around the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately, that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the novels that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES

NON-MYSTERIES

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?


Tagged in: Just Desserts, mysteries, mystery, discussion group, book group, recommendations, suggestions,
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Charles Todd's "An Unmarked Grave"

March 13, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on February 27, 2014, 14 of us enjoyed discussing Charles Todd's An Unmarked Grave, the fourth volume in that author's popular Bess Crawford series.

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are  welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery  fans, don't forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you're logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts - this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance.

What do you think of An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd?

Join us next on March 27th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library for a discussion of The Heist, the new mystery/thriller by the writing duo of Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.


Tagged in: Just Desserts, mystery, discussion group, book group, Charles Todd, Bess Crawford, mystery, WWI, England, France,
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Reading Suggestions from Just Desserts members - January 2014

February 05, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the January 2014 Just Desserts meeting last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” books, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the novels that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES

NON-MYSTERIES

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?


Tagged in: Just Desserts, mystery, mysteries, recommendations, suggestions, booklist,
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