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Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – March 2012

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

At the March 29th 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:

  • A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
  • A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
  • The Dog Who Knew Too Much and others in the Bernie and Chet series by Spencer Quinn
  • The works of Donna Leon
  • The Sudoku Lady vs. The Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
  • The Scarecrow and others by Michael Connelly
  • Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson
  • In Harm’s Way by Ridley Pearson
  • The Criminal by Jim Thompson
  • Heartland by David Wiltse – a former reading selection of the Just Desserts group
  • The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow
  • The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
  • Defending Jacob by William Landay
  • Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow
  • Fools Puzzle by Earlene Fowler
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Privileged Witness and others by Rebecca Forster
  • D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods
  • The Line by Olga Grushin
  • Brute Strength by Susan Conant
  • Black Friday by Alex Kava
  • The Insidious Fu Manchu by Sax Roman
  • Broken by Karin Slaughter
  • The Devil’s Food Cake Murders by Joanne Fluke
  • Rebel Island by Rick Riordan
  • Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Where Memories Lie by Debra Crombie

Non-Mysteries recommended by group members:

  • Miss Morrison by Mari Sandoz
  • Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson
  • Heart 411 by Marc Gillinov
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali

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

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