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Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members in February 2015

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the Just Desserts meeting on February 26th, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book (9th Judgement by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro), 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 novels that were hot in February 2015 with this mystery-savvy crowd:


  • 4th of July by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  • The Devil’s Breath by Tessa Harris
  • An Undiplomatic Murder by Margaret Truman/Donald Bain
  • A Fine Summer’s Day by Charles Todd
  • Breaking Creed by Alex Kava (several people)
  • Detective LaRue: Letters From an Investigation by Mark Teague (jP)
  • Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver
  • Case Closed by George Obrist
  • In Hot Water by J.J. Cook
  • Shelter, Seconds Away and Found by Harlan Coben
  • Cold, Cold Heart by Tami Hoag
  • Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves
  • Private Vegas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  • Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
  • To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn
  • The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
  • Watch Me Die by Lee Goldberg
  • Hope to Die by James Patterson
  • The Dying Game and The Murder Game by Beverly Barton
  • Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell
  • Deadlock by Iris Johansen
  • Deep Pockets by Linda Barnes
  • Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
  • Blood Ties by Kay Hooper
  • Dark of the Moon by John Sandford
  • Rhymes With Prey edited by David Baldacci
  • Dead Level by Sarah Graves
  • Murder in Chinatown by Victoria Thompson
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • All the President’s Menus by Julie Hyzy
  • Dead and Buried by Barbara Hambly
  • Malice by Keigo Higashiro and Alexander Smith
  • The Benjamin January series of Barbara Hambly
  • The first 3 Derrick Storm novels by Richard Castle
  • The works of Linda Castillo


  • Buddha Standard Time by Surya Das
  • Buddhism for Beginners by Chodron Thubten
  • Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  • The Patriot by Pearl S. Buck
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch
  • The works of Philip Gulley

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

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