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Just Desserts members shared “Memorable Stand-Alone Mysteries” last night

At the September 26th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, 19 group members had the opportunity to share comments about a “Memorable Stand-Alone Mystery” that they’d read. Here’s the list of titles the group members shared. This meeting was audio-recorded for eventual release as a library podcast.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense “stand-alone” novels shared by Just Desserts members in September 2019:

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

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – August 2019

At the August 29th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – a.k.a. J.K. Rowling), we held our monthly round robin in which all 16 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in August 2019:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in August 2019:

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

Join the discussion of Robert Galbraith’s “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on August 29th, 2019, 16 group members discussed the 2013 novel The Cuckoo’s Calling by author J.K. Rowling, writing under her pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about The Cuckoo’s Calling and “Robert Galbraith”, 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 October 2019 meeting.

So…What do you think of “Robert Galbraith”, and the Cormoran Strike series, starting with The Cuckoo’s Calling?

Join us again on September 26th, 2019 for the next meeting of Just Desserts. We’ll have a special theme this month, instead of our normal assigned author/title. The discussion topic for September with by “Favorite Stand-Alone Mystery Novel”. All participants will have to chance to describe their all-time favorite stand-alone mystery novel — it can be a classic or modern story, but it can’t be part of a series. We hope to see you there!

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – June 2019

At the June 27th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (several of Donna Andrews’ “Meg Langslow” series), we held our monthly “round robin” in which all 19 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2019:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in June 2019:

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

Discussion of the Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on June 27th, 2019, 19 group members discussed four of the 23 (so far) volumes in the  “Meg Langslow” amateur detective series by Donna Andrews. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this series and Donna Andrews, 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 October 2019 meeting. You can also find the upcoming schedule of Just Desserts meetings/selections on the Book Groups section of the libraries’ BookGuide readers advisory pages.

So…What do you think of Donna Andrews, and her “Meg Langslow” series?

Join us again in July 2019 for a discussion of Tana French’s The Witch Elm, in the 4th floor auditorium at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & “N” St., in downtown Lincoln, on July 25th, 2019.