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Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – February 2012

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

At the February 2012 Just Desserts meeting, 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 last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:


  • Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman (not in library collection)
  • Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams (this 1st in series not in library collection, although others are)
  • Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington
  • Still Life by Louise Penny
  • Acqua Alta by Donna Leon
  • The Virginia Rich/Nancy Pickard culinary mysteries
  • The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
  • Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Jessica Fletcher mystery series
  • The works of Anne Perry
  • The works of Jacqueline Winspear
  • The medieval mysteries of Ian Morson
  • The works of Rhys Bowen
  • Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell
  • The St. Patrick’s Day Murders by Joanne Fluke
  • The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver
  • Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson
  • The works of Walter Mosley
  • Mice by Gordon Reece (not in library collection)
  • Kill Shot by Vince Flynn
  • Abuse of Power by Michael Savage
  • Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster (not in library collection)
  • Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
  • Backspin by Harlan Coben
  • The works of Donna Leon
  • The Confession by Charles Todd
  • The Drop, and others by Michael Connelly


  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Biographies of Katherine Hepburn, John Wayne and JFK
  • Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gail Tzemach Lemmon
  • All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Biography of Natalie Wood
  • Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
  • That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman

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

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