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April 2013 reading suggestions from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225Here, a bit belatedly, is the list of reading recommendations from the April 2013 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting. After discussing our book-of-the-month, the group did a round robin, asking members to say what they’d been reading lately that they’d recommend.

Here is the list of titles that were hot with this mystery-savvy batch of readers that month:


  • A Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald
  • The Camel Club novels by David Baldacci
  • The Woods by Harlan Coben
  • The Breathtaker by Alice Blanchard
  • Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley
  • Jefferson Key by Steve Berry
  • Breaking Point by C.J. Box
  • Six Years by Harlan Coben
  • The Forgotten by David Baldacci
  • The Scumble River Series by Denise Swanson
  • The Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart
  • A Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  • Abandon Ship by ??? (on Kindle)
  • Live Wire by Harlan Coben
  • Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Swift Run by Laura DiSilverio
  • The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • Haunted Ground by Erin Hart
  • Precinct Puerto Rico and others by Steven Torres
  • The V.I. Warshawski novels of Sara Paretsky
  • Red Velvet Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • Black Box by Michael Connelly
  • Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman
  • The Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier


  • Home by Toni Morrson
  • Traveling With Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd
  • David Copperfield (on CD) by Charles Dickens
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
  • The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
  • You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriot Ann Jacobs (1861 public domain title)
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  • Richard III (the play on CD) by William Shakespeare

So…what mystery have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

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