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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members in March 2021

At the March 25th, 2021 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group on Zoom, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (“Magpie Murders” by Anthony Horowitz), we held our monthly Round Robin in which all 15 online attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently. We also received some submissions from Just Desserts members who weren’t able to attend the online meeting.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in March 2021:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in March 2021:

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

Just Desserts – March 2021 – Join the Discussion of Anthony Horowitz’ “Magpie Murders”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met online using Zoom meeting software, on March 25th, 2021, due to the libraries ongoing pandemic safety precautions. Attendees discussed Magpie Murders, first in a new series by British author Anthony Horowitz,  the creator of Midsomer Murders, Foyle’s War, and the Alex Rider YA series of novels. 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 Anthony Horowitz’ Magpie Murders?

The following handout was prepared for the members of Just Desserts: The Fiction of Anthony Horowitz.

We hope to return to public meetings, including Just Desserts, at some point in the current Book Group season. Watch the libraries’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest updates! In the meantime, we hope Just Desserters will join us on Zoom on April 29th, for a discussion of the three different mystery series from author Elly Griffiths.

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members in February 2021

At the February 25th, 2021 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group on Zoom, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (the thriller novels of Melinda Leigh), we held our monthly Round Robin in which all 16 online 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 February 2021:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in February 2021:

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

Just Desserts – February 2021 – The thriller series of Melinda Leigh

During the February 25th, 2021 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group on Zoom, the assigned reading topic was the five different thriller series by author Melinda Leigh. Each participating group member was to have read ANY novel in ANY of the five series, and everyone was then given an opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on whatever they had read.


Here’s the list of thrillers written by Melinda Leigh, discussed by Just Desserts members in February 2021:

See the Melinda Leigh Thrillers handout for all the books in all five series!

If you didn’t have a chance to join us for the February online meeting, but have read one or more Melinda Leigh novels, we’d love to know which ones you’ve read, and what you thought. Share your opinion as a comment on this post!

Join us for our March 2021 meeting on Zoom on 3/25/2021 at 6:30 p.m., when we’ll discuss Anthony Horowitz’ Magpie Murders!

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – January 2021

At the January 28th, 2020 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group on Zoom, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (a variety of “Mysteries by African-American Authors”), we held our monthly Round Robin in which all 11 online 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 January 2021:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in January 2021:

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