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Just Desserts: Join the discussion of Liane Moriarty’s “Nine Perfect Strangers”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met online using Zoom meeting software, on October 1st, 2020, due to the libraries suspending all public meetings (starting March 20th) as a safety precaution during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees discussed Nine Perfect Strangers, a stand-alone suspense novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty. If you read this book, and would like to contribute your comments about it, please do so as a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings (once they resume) and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, once in-person meetings are possible again, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group!

So…What did you think of Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers?

We hope to return to public meetings, including Just Desserts, by next Spring, although watch the libraries’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest updates! In the meantime, we hope Just Desserters will join us on Zoom on October 29th, for our final meeting of 2020 — a discussion of the body of works of classic suspense author Patricia Highsmith.

Discussion of Jane Harper’s “The Dry”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on September 27th, 2018, 25 group members discussed 2017 debut novel by Jane Harper, the first in an Australian series featuring Aaron Falk, The Dry. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Jane Harper and The Dry, in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance — currently through our final 2018 meeting in October.

So…What do you think of Jane Harper, her Aaron Falk series of novels, and 2017’s The Dry in specific?

Join us next month for a discussion of the entire classic mystery series by Rex Stout, featuring his corpulent sleuth Nero Wolfe, at South Branch on September 27th, 2018.

Kerry Greenwood’s “Death at Victoria Dock”

deathatvictoriadockJust Desserts Logo 225Our last contemporary mystery author for 2008 was Kerry Greenwood, whose Death at Victoria Dock was our September reading selection. Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher has been the star of a long-running Australian mystery series, set in the 1920s, which has had only limited exposure here in the U.S.

“Driving home late one night, Phryne Fisher is surprised when someone shoots out her windscreen. When she alights she finds a pretty young man with an anarchist tattoo dying on the tarmac just outside the dock gates. He bleeds to death in her arms, and Phryne promises to find out who is responsible.”

This title was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on September 25, 2008. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below!