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Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – May/June 2011

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At the May and June Just Desserts meetings, after discussing our monthly “assigned” books, 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 that month with this mystery-savvy crowd:


The Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen
The Wedding Cake Mystery series by Mary Jane Clark
14 by J.T. Ellison
The Bone Thief by J. Bass
Lark Rise to Candleford [DVD] Remarkable Things by Tracy Chevalier
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Discover of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Room by Emma Donahue
The Fifth Horseman by James Patterson
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen [NF] The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry
The Vicky Bliss series by Elizabeth Peters
Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
Heartwood by Belva Plain
Sail by James Patterson
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Dead Dry by Sarah Andrews
Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
A Little Gentle Sleuthing by Betty Rowlands
Cat Coming Home by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
The works of Joanne Carl
The works of James Doss
The works of Tony Hillerman
The works of Patricia Cornwell
The works of Erle Stanley Gardner


The works of Joanne Carl
The works of James Doss
The works of Tony Hillerman
The works of Patricia Cornwell
The works of Erle Stanley Gardner
The works of Archer Mayor
The works of Iris Johansen
The works of Patricia Cornwell
The works of Elaine Viets
The works of Joanne Pflug
The works of Craig Johnson
The works of Susan Wittig Albert
Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead by Emily Brightwell
The Books-on-CD editions of the works of Sarah Graves
The Sixth Lamentation by James Patterson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
A Deadly Yarn by Maggie Sefton
Aunt Dimity, Detective and others by Nancy Atherton
The Clocks by Agatha Christie
Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
The Enemy by Lee Child
A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block
Death Without Company by Craig Johnson
10th Anniversary by James Patterson
Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker
Fallen by Karin Slaughter
The Jane Austen series by Stephanie Barron
A Lonely Death by Charles Todd

We apologize that this entry of group recommendations doesn’t include hotlinks into the catalog — we figured it was better to at least share the info now, rather than wait another week until the links could be added. In the meantime, the August through October Just Desserts selected titles will be announced shortly!

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

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