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Tag Archives: book discussion group

Discussion of James Lee Burke’s “Robicheaux” – June 2018

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on June 28th, 2018, 18 group members discussed the latest entry in James Lee Burke’s long-running “Dave Robicheaux” New Orleans mystery/thriller series, simply titled Robicheaux. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about James Lee Burke and Robicheaux, 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 October 2018.

So…What do you think of James Lee Burke, his Dave Robicheaux series of novels (now 20 volumes), and 2018’s Robicheaux in specific?

Join us next month for a discussion of the Nebraska-set Dark Signal by Shannon Baker, at South Branch on July 26th, 2018.

Discussion of the Works of Ruth Rendell

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on April 26th, 2018, group members discussed the entire body of works by British author Ruth Rendell, often dubbed “the Queen of mysteries”. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Ruth Rendell and here fiction, in a reply comment to this blog post, below. This meeting of Just Desserts was recorded for eventual release as part of the libraries’ audio podcast series!

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 October 2018.

What do you think of Ruth Rendell, her Inspector Wexford series of novels, her psychological suspense novels, or the novels she wrote under the Barbara Vine pseudonym?

Join us next month for our annual “Series Share” meeting, where everyone will share a new mystery fiction series they’ve recently discovered, at South Branch on May 31st, 2018.

Click here to check out the audio podcast recording of this meeting!

Discussion of Lindsey Davis’ series featuring Marcus Didius Falco

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on February 22nd, 2018, the group members discussed all 20 volumes of the Marcus Didius Falco historical mystery series by British author Lindsey Davis. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Marcus Didius Falco 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 — currently through May 2018.

What do you think of Marcus Didius Falco historical mystery series by Lindsey Sterling, and which titles have your read?

Discussion of Michael Connelly’s “The Late Show” (Jan 2018)

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on January 25th, 2018, 15 of us enjoyed discussing The Late Show, the first book (2017) in a new series featuring L.A.P.D. detective Renee Ballard, by author Michael Connelly. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about The Late Show, 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 May 2018.

What do you think of The Late Show by Michael Connelly?

January 2018 reading recommendations from Just Desserts members

At the January 25th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Michael Connelly’s The Late Show), we held our monthly round robin in which all 15 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in January 2018:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in January 2018:

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