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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – February 2019

At the February 28th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window), we held our monthly round robin in which all 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 February 2019:

  • The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • A new annotated edition of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler – past author selection for Just Desserts (libraries do not own this new edition — but we have plenty of older editions)
  • The Whistler by John Grisham
  • Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • The Fish Out of Water Series by Amy Lane (libraries own all 4 but only as e-books)
  • The Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly (as a book-on-cd) – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • (someone mentioned something about sometime titles Murder at the Luau but I was unable to get author information and can’t find anything about this title online)

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in February 2019:

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

Discussion of Rex Stout’s “Nero Wolfe” series

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on October 25th, 2018, 18 group members discussed the entire classic “Nero Wolfe” series by author Rex Stout. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Red Stout and Nero Wolfe, 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 our final 2018 meeting in October.

So…What do you think of Rex Stout, and his “Nero Wolfe” series of novels?

Join us again in January 2019 for a discussion of the entire “Vera Stanhope” mystery series by British author Ann Cleeves, relocated to our new home at the Bennett Martin Public Library in downtown Lincoln, on January 31st, 2019.

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – September 2018

At the September 27th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Jane Harper’s The Dry), we held our monthly round robin in which all 25 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, both mystery and non-mystery.

Here are the mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in September 2018:

Here are the non-mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in September 2018:

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

Discussion of Jane Harper’s “The Dry”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on September 27th, 2018, 25 group members discussed 2017 debut novel by Jane Harper, the first in an Australian series featuring Aaron Falk, The Dry. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Jane Harper and The Dry, 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 our final 2018 meeting in October.

So…What do you think of Jane Harper, her Aaron Falk series of novels, and 2017’s The Dry in specific?

Join us next month for a discussion of the entire classic mystery series by Rex Stout, featuring his corpulent sleuth Nero Wolfe, at South Branch on September 27th, 2018.

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – August 2018

At the August 30th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (James Grippando’s Most Dangerous Place), we held our monthly round robin in which all 25 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, both mystery and non-mystery.

Here are the mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in August 2018:

Here are the non-mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in August 2018:

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