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Feb 2014 Reading Suggestions from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the February 2014 Just Desserts meeting on 2/27, after discussing our monthly “assigned” books, we did a round robin around 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:


  • The Hercules Poirot stories by Agatha Christie
  • The Miss Julia series by Ann B. Ross
  • Billionaire Blend and others by Cleo Coyle
  • Heat Wave and others by Richard Castle
  • Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
  • A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
  • A variety of materials about JFK and his assassination
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (on CD)
  • In the Woods by Tana French (on CD)
  • Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais
  • Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben (on CD)
  • Stay at Home Dead and Popped Off by Jeffrey Allen
  • Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
  • King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
  • The Spook Lights Affair by Bill Pronzini
  • Killer by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Private L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
  • Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
  • The Cat Sitter’s Cradle by John Clement
  • Raylan by Elmore Leonard
  • Justified based on characters by Elmore Leonard (on DVD and TV)
  • The Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson
  • Brass Verdict and The Reversal by Michael Connelly
  • Dust by Patricia Cornwell
  • Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor
  • Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Storm Front by Richard Castle (on CD)


  • How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns
  • The All Girls Filling Station Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
  • The House of Cards (on DVD)
  • Oh My! by George Takei
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown

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

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