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Just Desserts: Underappreciated Mystery Authors and/or Series

The July 30th 2020 Just Desserts meeting that took place online, using Zoom meeting software, had a unique theme – “Underappreciated Mystery Authors or Series”. All participants were encouraged to share their recommendation of a mystery/suspense/thriller author and/or series that is not a “blockbuster” success, but that they think other readers should sample.

Here’s the list of “Underappreciated Mystery Authors/Series” recommended by Just Desserts members in July 2020:

Join us next month, on August 27th, on Zoom for a discussion of Culinary Crimes!

Just Desserts, September 26, 2019: Memorable Stand-Alone Mysteries

Just Desserts Mystery Discussion GroupParticipants in the Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group share comments about memorable stand-alone mysteries they have read.


Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members for June 2020

Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the June 2020 Just Desserts meeting that took place online using Zoom meeting software, following the discussion of our monthly assigned reading, we held our monthly round robin in which all 10 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 June 2020:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in June 2020:

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


Just Desserts: Join the discussion of Robert Harris’ “The Second Sleep”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met online using Zoom meeting software, on June 25th, 2020, due to the libraries suspending all public meetings (starting March 20th) as a safety precaution during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees discussed The Second Sleep, a stand-alone mystery/suspense novel by Robert Harris. 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 Robert Harris’ The Second Sleep?

We hope to return to public meetings, including Just Desserts, by this Fall, although watch the libraries’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest updates!

Just Desserts, October 25, 2018: The Nero Wolfe Novels of Rex Stout

Just Desserts Mystery Discussion GroupParticipants in the Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group share their opinions about books in Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe series. See the Nero Wolfe series handout prepared for the Just Desserts group.