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August 2013 Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225Here is the list of reading recommendations from the August 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 bunch of readers in August:


  • Mystery Scene magazine — link goes to the official website for the magazine; the libraries do not subscribe to this magazine at this time
  • Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
  • The Beast by Faye Kellerman
  • Stranded by Alex Kava
  • Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker
  • Murder in Thrall by Anne Cleeland
  • Sherlock on DVD
  • Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
  • Video Kill by Joanne Fluke
  • A Wanted Man by Lee Child (on CD) [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • Brunetti’s Cookbook by Donna Leon and Roberto Pianaro
  • The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • The Toby Neal series as Kindle files (Broken Ferns, Black Jasmine, Blood Orchids)
  • The Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski
  • The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)
  • The Highway by C.J. Box
  • The Killing Floor by Lee Child
  • Don’t Tell a Soul by David Rosenfelt
  • Heart of Ice by P.J. Parrish
  • Gluten for Punishment by Nancy Parra
  • Joyland by Stephen King (gave up on this one)
  • Mistress by John Patterson and David Ellis
  • Kinsey & Me by Sue Grafton


  • Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce [the 2013 One Book – One Lincoln winner]
  • Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole
  • 17 cents and a Dream by Daniel Milstein
  • Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
  • The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
  • The Soloist by Mark Salzman
  • Hidden Order by Brad Thor
  • Lunatic Café by Laurell K. HamiltonThe Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleeve
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

What you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

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