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Reading Suggestions from Just Desserts members – January 2014

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, 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:


  • One Shot by Lee Child (on CD)
  • Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard
  • W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  • Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (on CD)
  • Storm Front by Richard Castle (on CD)
  • Heat Wave and others by Richard Castle
  • That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook
  • Playing With Fire by J.J. Cook
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
  • The Broken Places by Ace Atkins
  • Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson
  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson
  • Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais
  • Storm Front by John Sandford
  • Deadly Forecast by Victoria Laurie
  • Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard The works of Elliott Roosevelt
  • The Murdoch Mysteries on DVD
  • A Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  • Still Life by Louise Penny
  • A Wanted Man by Lee Child
  • Morning After by Lisa Jackson
  • Shiver by Lisa Jackson
  • The Sarah Woods mystery series by Jennifer L. Jennings
  • Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
  • The Booktown Mysteries by Lorna Barrett
  • 52 Pick-Up by Elmore Leonard
  • Identical by Scott Turow
  • Cross My Heart by James Patterson
  • A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
  • Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor
  • Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger
  • Damned if You Do and other Jesse Stone novels by Michael Brandman
  • The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
  • Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
  • Never Go Back by Lee Child
  • Deception Point by Dan Brown
  • A Question of Honor by Charles Todd
  • Pandora’s Daughter by Iris Johansen (on CD)
  • Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard (on CD)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  • The Taking by Dean Koontz
  • Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich (on CD)
  • Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner (on CD)
  • Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben (on CD)
  • The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais
  • The Watchman by Robert Crais
  • Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais
  • Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan


  • Hitler’s Cross by Erwin Lutzer
  • Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
  • Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

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

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