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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – March 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:


  • On What Grounds by Theo Coyle
  • The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
  • Breaking Creed by Alex Kava
  • Ladle in the Grave by Connie Archer
  • Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis and Elizabeth Kallick Dysegaard
  • The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo
  • The Anatomist’s Apprentice by Tessa Harris
  • Stranded by Alex Kava
  • Blind Fury by Lynda LaPlante
  • The English Girl and one other title by Daniel Silva
  • Copper River and Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger
  • Die Again and Bloodstream by Tess Gerritsen
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
  • The Girl With a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson
  • Darned If You Do by Monica Ferris
  • Cane and Abe by James Grippando
  • Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner
  • Shadowkiller and Most Likely to Die by Wendi Corsi Staub
  • Silent Killer by Beverly Barton
  • The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen and Martin Aitken
  • The Spook Light Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
  • Paw and Order on CD by Spencer Quinn
  • The new issue of Mystery Scene Magazine
  • A short story collection by Jeffery Deaver, including the story “Low Card’s Principle”
  • Various volumes in the DCI Banks novel series by Peter Robinson


  • 33 Revolutions Per Minute by Dorian Lynskey
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  • A compendium of Virginia Woolf works
  • The Hours and A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
  • What Alice Forgot by LeeAnn Moriarty
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  • Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler
  • Goodnight June by Sarah Jio
  • Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Fault in Our Stars on CD by John Green
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • The Virgin River romance series of Robyn Carr

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

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