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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – May 28 2015

Just Desserts Logo 225At the May 28th, 2015 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, we held our third annual “Series Share” meeting. Instead of all group members reading the same book for group discussion, everyone was encouraged to read the first or second volume in ANY new mystery/thriller series, and share their first impressions of that series with the group. Most group members followed this theme, although a few also shared the other titles they’ve recently been reading.

Here’s the list of book and/or series discussed at this meeting:

  • Naomi Hirahara — Murder on Bamboo Street — The Ellie Rush bicycle cop series
  • Ben Aaronovitch — Whispers Underground — The Rivers of London series
  • J.J. Cook — Fry Another Day — A Food Truck mystery
  • Ellery Adams — Lemon Pies and Little White Lies — A Charmed Pie Shop mystery
  • Miranda James — Bless Her Dead Little Heart — A Southern Ladies mystery
  • Leslie Budewitz — Crime Rib — A Food Lovers Village mystery
  • Tom Bouman — Dry Bones in the Valley
  • Laura DiSilverio — Readaholics: Falcon Fiasco — A Book Book Club Mystery Series
  • Maria Chance — Snow White Red Handed — A Fairy Tale Fatal mystery
  • David Baldacci — Memory Man — Amos Decker series
  • J.A. Jance — Payment in Kind
  • Joanne Fluke — The Double Fudge Brownie Murder (also the new TV movie series adapting Fluke’s novels)
  • James Patterson — NYPD Red #3
  • Tess Gerritsen — The Silent Girl — Rizzoli & Isles series
  • Erik Van Lustbader — First Daughter — The First Daughter series
  • Wendi Corsi Staub — Scared to Death
  • Lisa Scottoline — Every Fifteen Seconds
  • Paul MacDonald — Smile Now, Cry Later — Charlie Restic series
  • Paula Hawkins — Girl on a Train
  • Ashley Weaver — Murder at the Brightwell — Amory Ames series
  • Nele Neuheus — Snow White Must Die; Bad Wolf; and The Ice Queen — Pia Kirchoff and Oliver Von Bodenstein series
  • Craig Johnson — Wait for Signs — Walt Longmire short stories
  • William Kent Krueger — The Cork O’Conner series
  • Paul Doiron — the Mike Bowditch game warder series
  • Thomas Perry — Vanishing Act — A Jane Whitfield mystery
  • Robert Crais — Suspect — A Scott Adams novel
  • Lee Child — Personal — A Jack Reacher novel
  • Michael Connelly — Void Moon
  • Paige Shelton — If Catfish Had Nine Lives — A Country Cooking mystery
  • Christine Huson — Snow Way Out — A Snow Globe Shop mystery
  • Michael Connelly and John Sandford [eds.] — FaceOff — crossovers between popular unrelated series
  • Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg — The Job — A Fox & O’Hare novel
  • Ovidia Yu — Auntie Lee’s Deadly Special — A Singaporean mystery

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended from recent reading:

  • Hallie Ephron — There Was an Old Woman
  • Timothy Schaffert — The Swan Gondola
  • Malala Yousafzai — I Am Malala — (also in the Young Adult version)

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

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