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April 2014 Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, 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:


  • The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
  • The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
  • The Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson
  • Several short stories by Craig Johnson available online
  • Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie
  • Flower Net by Lisa See
  • Books, Cooks and Crooks by Lucy Arlington
  • Zero Degree Murder by M.L. Rowland
  • Missing You by Harlan Coben
  • Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
  • The Echelon Vendetta by David Stone
  • various audiobooks by Lillian Jackson Braun
  • various audiobooks by Dick Francis
  • various audiobooks by C.J. Box
  • The October List by Jeffery Deaver [very frustrating for this reader!]
  • Murder She Wrote: Aloha Betrayed by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher
  • Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover by Anne Ross
  • Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron
  • Trespasser by Paul Doiron
  • Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron
  • Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron
  • The Raven’s Eye by Barry Maitland
  • The Blue Edge by Jonathan King
  • Country of Origin by Don Lee
  • The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson
  • North of Havana by Randy Wayne White
  • A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
  • The Blessing Way on CD by Tony Hillerman
  • The works of Sharyn McCrumb
  • Back Story by Robert B. Parker
  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham
  • Thereby Hangs a Tail on CD by Spencer Quinn
  • Storm Season (a graphic novel) by Richard Castle


  • Pro-Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate by Jeff McArthur
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
  • Traitor’s Wife by Alison Pataki
  • Heart of the Storm by Edward Fleming
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman
  • The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud
  • The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher (on CD)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fate of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy

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

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