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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – April 2019

At the April 25th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Val McDermid’s “Tony Hill & Carol Jordan” series), we held our monthly round robin in which all 14 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in April 2019:

  • Memory Man and The Last Mile by David Baldacci – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • The Witch Elm by Tana French – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich – past author selection for Just Desserts (multiple readers)
  • Maisie Dobbs (and others in that series, including A Lesson in Secrets) by Victoria Winspear – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Glad One: Crazy is a Relative Term (and others in the Val Fremden humorous mystery books series by Margaret Lashley (not in the libraries’ collection)
  • The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Wolf Pack by C.J. Box – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Only to Sleep (a Philip Marlowe novel) by Lawrence Osborne
  • Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves (and the Vera Stanhope DVDs) – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Nightblind by Ragnar Jonassen
  • The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (as an audiobook)

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in April 2019:

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

Discussion of the “Tony Hill & Carol Jordan” series by Val McDermid

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on April 25th, 2019, 14 group members discussed the entire 10-volume (so far) series of “Tony Hill & Carol Jordan” novels by Scottish psychological suspense writer Val McDermid. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this series and Val McDermid, 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 our May 2019 meeting.

So…What do you think of Val McDermid, and her “Tony Hill & Carol Jordan” thrillers?

Join us again in May 2019 for the seventh annual “Series Share”, in the 4th floor auditorium at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & “N” St., in downtown Lincoln, on May 30th, 2019 — all attendees are invited to read the 1st or 2nd entry in any NEW series (started 2017 to 2019) and share their opinions.

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – March 2019

At the March 28th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (John Connolly’s The Woman in the Woods), we held our monthly round robin in which all 19 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in March 2019:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in March 2019:

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

Discussion of John Connolly’s “The Woman in the Woods”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on March 28th, 2019, 19 group members discussed the 2017 psychological suspense novel The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly, part of his popular “Charlie Parker” series. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about The Woman in the Woods and John Connolly, 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 our May 2019 meeting.

So…What do you think of John Connolly, and his “Charlie Parker” thriller The Woman in the Woods?

Join us again in April 2019 for a discussion of the entire “Tony Hill and Carol Jordan” police procedural series by Val McDermid, in the 4th floor auditorium at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & “N” St., in downtown Lincoln, on April 25th, 2019.

Discussion of A.J. Finn’s “The Woman in the Window”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on February 28th, 2019, 12 group members discussed the 2018 psychological suspense novel The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (pseudonym of Dan Mallory). Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about The Woman in the Window and A.J. Finn, 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 our May 2019 meeting.

So…What do you think of A.J. Finn, and his debut novel The Woman in the Window?

Join us again in March 2019 for a discussion of John Connolly’s novel  thriller The Woman in the Woods, in the 4th floor auditorium at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & “N” St., in downtown Lincoln, on March 28th, 2019.