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Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – March 2011

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

At the March 31st 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 novels that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • The Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen
  • To Have and to Kill by Mary Jane Clark
  • 14 by J.T. Ellison
  • The Bone Thief by Jefferson Bass
  • Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The 5th Horseman by James Patterson (Women’s Murder Club series)
  • City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
  • The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
  • Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
  • The Vicky Bliss series by Elizabeth Peters
  • Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker
  • Sail by James Patterson
  • Dead Dry in the Em Hansen series by Sarah Andrews
  • Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
  • The Lee McKinney series by JoAnna Carl
  • The Charlie Moon series by James Doss
  • The works of Tony Hillerman
  • The works of Patricia Cornwell
  • The works of Erle Stanley Gardner
  • A Little Gentle Sleuthing – the first in the Melissa Craig series by Betty Rowlands
  • Cat Coming Home – one of the latest Joe Grey mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Non-Mysteries recommended by group members:

  • The works of Ray Kurzweil
  • The DVD series Lark Rise to Candleford
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Works about John Wesley
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Room by Emily Donoghue
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
  • The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
  • Heartwood by Belva Plain
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova

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


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