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John Sandford’s “Field of Prey”

Just Desserts Logo 225fieldofpreyWhen the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on February 25th, 2016, 20 of us enjoyed discussing Field of Prey, a recent (2014) entry in John Sandford’s hugely popular “Lucas Davenport” series. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Field of Prey, or the rest of this series, 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.

What do you think of Field of Prey and the “Lucas Davenport” mystery/thriller series by John Sandford?

JustDesserts100.Just Desserts will be celebrating our 100th meeting on March 31st, 2016 — with a special “super-sized” meeting at the Walt Branch Library (one time only). All attendees will be asked to share some comments about their all-time favorite mystery novel or short-story collection. There will be door prizes and a trivia contest! We hope you’ll join us!

We hope to see you then!

Susan Elia MacNeal’s “Maggie Hope” Series

Just Desserts Logo 225mrchurchillssecretaryWhen the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on January 28th, 2016, 22 of us enjoyed discussing the first five volumes in the “Maggie Hope” series by Susan Elia MacNeal, beginning with Mr. Churchill’s Secretary (2012). Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about these novels 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.

fieldofpreyWhat do you think of the “Maggie Hope” mystery series by Susan Elia MacNeal?

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group will be discussing John Sandford’s Field of Prey at our next meeting on February 25th, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library!

Just Desserts will be celebrating our 100th meeting on March 31st, 2016 — with a special “super-sized” meeting at the Walt Branch Library (one time only). All attendees will be asked to share some comments about their all-time favorite mystery novel or short-story collection. We hope you’ll join us!

We hope to see you then!

Reading Recommendations From Just Desserts Members – January 28 2016

Just Desserts Logo 225At the January 28th, 2016 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in January 2016:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended in August 2015:

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

Your Just Desserts hiatus reading assignment – 2015: Holiday Mysteries

Just Desserts Logo 225mistletoeminiDuring the Nov/Dec 2015 hiatus between meetings of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, we encourage regular attendees to continue to participate as a group…but in a virtual way. While we may not have an actual meeting scheduled during these two months, this blog is available to keep everyone active with their mystery reading and discussions.

Our “hiatus assignment” for 2015 is “Holiday Mysteries” — including Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, or New Year’s.

One of the most popular annual book displays at the Bennett Martin Public Library every year is the Mistletoe Mysteries display that goes up at the beginning of December…in fact, it’s hard to keep it fully loaded for all of December, as so many titles get grabbed by eager readers. In conjunction with that display, a special Mistletoe Mysteries booklist was created several years ago, and is updated each year on our website to reflect new additions to the “Christmas Mystery” category, as well as withdrawals of older titles no longer being read.

You can certainly wait until the start of December and check out the book display downtown, or you can click on the Mistletoe Mysteries links in this blog entry to jump straight to the online booklist, which will give you dozens, if not hundreds, of mystery reading choices for this festive time of year! So — your assignment is: read one or more Holiday Mysteries (either novels or short story collections), and respond to the question at the bottom of this post!

We look forward to seeing your comments here over the course of the next two months, until Just Desserts meets again in January 2016!

So…here’s your question:

Which of the “Holiday Mystery” novel or short story collection did you read, and what was your opinion?

Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – October 29, 2015

Just Desserts Logo 225At the October 29th, 2015 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in October 2015:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended in August 2015:

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