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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – July 2018

At the July 26th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Shannon Baker’s Dark Signal), we held our monthly round robin in which all 21 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, both mystery and non-mystery.

Here are the mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in July 2018:

Here are the non-mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in July 2018:

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

Discussion of Shannon Baker’s “Dark Signal” (July 2018)

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on July 26th, 2018, 21 group members discussed the second volume in Shannon Baker’s new Kate Fox series, set in the Nebraska Sandhills, Dark Signal. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Shannon Baker and Dark Signal, 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.

So…What do you think of Shannon Baker, her Kate Fox series of novels (a third is due in September 2018), and 2017’s Dark Signal in specific?

Join us next month for a discussion of James Grippando’s thriller, Most Dangerous Place, at South Branch on August 30th, 2018.

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – June 2018

At the June 28th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (James Lee Burke’s Robicheaux), we held our monthly round robin in which all 18 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, both mystery and non-mystery.

Here are the mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2018:

Here are the non-mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2018:

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

Discussion of James Lee Burke’s “Robicheaux” – June 2018

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on June 28th, 2018, 18 group members discussed the latest entry in James Lee Burke’s long-running “Dave Robicheaux” New Orleans mystery/thriller series, simply titled Robicheaux. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about James Lee Burke and Robicheaux, 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.

So…What do you think of James Lee Burke, his Dave Robicheaux series of novels (now 20 volumes), and 2018’s Robicheaux in specific?

Join us next month for a discussion of the Nebraska-set Dark Signal by Shannon Baker, at South Branch on July 26th, 2018.

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.