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Dating Dead Men and Dating is Murder

datingdeadmenJust Desserts Logo 225The June 2006 meeting of the Just Desserts discussion group focused on a pair of mysteries by former Lincolnite Harley Jane Kozak.

Kozak, a film, tv and stage actress who grew up in Lincoln but now lives in California, burst onto the mystery scene with her premiere novel, Dating Dead Men in 2004, and followed up with a very successful sequel Dating is Murder in 2005. The first book won the Nebraska Book Award for Best Fiction, and also won a triumvirate of the national mystery awards: The Agatha Award, the Anthony Award and the Macavity Award (all for best first mystery novel).

You can see a profile of Kozak here on the BookGuide Web site: Nebraska Author Harley Jane Kozak. There’s also a short interview with Kozak here as well.

This title was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on June 29, 2006. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below!

Morality for Beautiful Girls

moralityforbgJust Desserts Logo 225For our second mystery fiction discussion, the group selected the second volume in Alexander McCall-Smith’s very popular Ladies Detective Agency series, Morality for Beautiful Girls [2002]. These mysteries, featuring Precious Ramotswe and her groundbreaking Botswana detective agency, are relatively quick reads, and if you’d rather start at the beginning with her first adventure, don’t miss No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency [1998].

This title was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on May 18, 2006. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below!

Dying for Chocolate

dyingforchocolateJust Desserts Logo 225In honor of our “death and desserts” theme, we pre-selected a culinary mystery for our first meeting, to get the ball rolling — Diane Mott Davidson’s Dying for Chocolate [1992] — but participants in the group will make their own selections for future discussions.

This title was discussed at the premiere Just Desserts meeting on April 20, 2006. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below!