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Reading Recommendations in April from Just Desserts members

At the April 26th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (the entire body of works by British mystery/suspense author Ruth Rendell), we held our monthly round robin in which all the attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

First, here’s the list of Ruth Rendell mystery/suspense books discussed by Just Desserts members at our April 2018 meeting:

This meeting was audio-recorded, for eventual release through the libraries’ podcast series, which we’ll link to here once it is online.

After our Rendell discussion, we had a few minutes for a general round robin. Here are the mystery and non-mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in April 2018:

Because we didn’t have as much time for our general “round robins” discussion, please feel free to respond here on the blog to the following question: What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Discussion of the Works of Ruth Rendell

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on April 26th, 2018, group members discussed the entire body of works by British author Ruth Rendell, often dubbed “the Queen of mysteries”. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Ruth Rendell and here fiction, in a reply comment to this blog post, below. This meeting of Just Desserts was recorded for eventual release as part of the libraries’ audio podcast series!

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 — currently through October 2018.

What do you think of Ruth Rendell, her Inspector Wexford series of novels, her psychological suspense novels, or the novels she wrote under the Barbara Vine pseudonym?

Join us next month for our annual “Series Share” meeting, where everyone will share a new mystery fiction series they’ve recently discovered, at South Branch on May 31st, 2018.

Poirot Just Desserts Podcast now available!

Back in October, for the final Just Desserts meeting of 2017, we recorded our round-robin discussion of the Hercule Poirot series of novels and short stories by Agatha Christie, for release through the libraries’ audio podcasts series.

That episode has now been posted to the libraries’ podcast feed. You can listen to it (or download it for later listening) here:

Just Desserts, October 26,2017: Agatha Christie’s Poirot Discussion

Reading Recommendations in March 2018 from Just Desserts members

At the March 29th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Felix Francis’ Triple Crown), we held our monthly round robin in which all the attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in February 2018:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in February 2018:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Discussion of Felix Francis’ “Triple Crown”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on March 29th, 2018, 17 group members discussed the 2017 entry in Felix Francis’ horse-racing mystery, Triple Crown. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Felix Francis and Triple Crown, 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 — currently through October 2018.

What do you think of Triple Crown by Felix Francis, and do you think he’s living up to the writing reputation of his father, Dick Francis?

Join us next month for a discussion of the entire body of works by Ruth Rendell, at South Branch on April 2th, 2018.