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July 2010 mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the July Just Desserts meeting last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend. We had a record-breaking attendance for the July meeting, so here’s a longer-than-usual list of the novels that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • Blood Ties by Kay Hooper
  • Sink Trap by Christy Evans
  • The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library by Alice Kimberly (a.k.a. Cleo Coyle)
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • The Women’s Mystery Club series by James Patterson
  • The Lion by Nelson DeMille
  • The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
  • Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen
  • Heat Wave by Richard Castle
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • The Knitting Mystery series by Maggie Sefton
  • Knit, Purl and Die by Anne Canadeo
  • False Witness by Aimee Thurlo
  • Sweet Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
  • A Catered Wedding by Isis Crawford
  • Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown
  • Closet Confidential by Mary Jane Maffini
  • Seneca Falls Inheritance by Miriam Grace Monfredo
  • Winter Study by Nevada Barr (part of the Anna Pigeon series, previously discussed by Just Desserts)
  • Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky
  • The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?

Nevada Barr’s “Track of the Cat”

trackofthecat2Just Desserts Logo 225During our July 2010 meeting, the Just Desserts mystery fiction group discussed Nevada Barr’s mystery Track of the Cat; the first volume in her Annna Pigeon series.

This book was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on July 29, 2010. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book (and series) in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

Join us next on August 26th at South Branch Library (6:45 p.m.), as we discuss author James Lee Burke’s Purple Cane Road, one of the volumes in his New Orleans-set Dave Robicheaux series. Additional titles for upcoming months’ discussions can be found on the Just Desserts section of the Book Groups page of BookGuide.

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