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Just Desserts recommended reading list for January 2013

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the January 31st, 2013 Just Desserts meeting, after discussing our monthly “assigned” author, 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 last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • What the Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart
  • Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann
  • Tell No Lies by Julie Compton
  • Gone for Good by Harlan Coben
  • A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava
  • Mad River by John Sandford (several readers)
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (several readers)
  • Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald (for the Nov/Dec Just Desserts reading challenge
  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Agony of Leaves by Laura Childs
  • Multiple works in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series by Donna Leon (this month’s assigned author)
  • A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron
  • Books in the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben
  • Buzzard’s Table by Margaret Maron (several readers)
  • Books in the Scumble River series by Denise Swanson
  • Books in the Mystery Shopper series by Elaine Viets
  • Books by David Baldacci
  • The Old Grey Wolf, the final Charlie Moon mystery by James Doss (who has died)
  • The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olson
  • Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
  • Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver
  • Three books by James Lee Burke
  • A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
  • The Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • A Time to Kill by John Grisham
  • In the Company of Angels by Thomas E. Kennedy
  • The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  • Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
  • The Dark Winter by David Mack
  • A Novel Way to Die and Double Booked for Death by Ali Brandon
  • Broken Harbor by Tana French
  • Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
  • City of Whispers by Marcia Muller
  • The Complaints by Ian Rankin
  • Hotwire by Alex Kava
  • Two in the Cork O’Connor series by William Kent Krueger
  • The Fourth Bear, second in the Nursery Crimes series by Jasper Fforde
  • Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
  • The Con Job, a Leverage tie-in novel, by Matt Forbeck

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

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