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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?

Just Desserts – January 2021 – Mysteries by African-American Authors discussion

At the January 28th, 2021 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group on Zoom, the assigned reading topic was “African-American Mystery Authors”. Each participating group member was to have read ANY mystery novel or single-author mystery short story collection, which fell into that broad category, and everyone was then given an opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on whatever they had read.


Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense novels written by African-American authors, discussed by Just Desserts members in January 2021:

Do you have any favorite African-American authors of mysteries you’d like to recommend? Did you read a book in this category for our monthly theme? If so, leave a comment here to let us know what you read!

Curious to explore more African-American Mystery Authors? Check out the checklist of suggested authors, prepared as a handout for Just Desserts members!

Just Desserts — Patricia Highsmith discussion and Reading Recommendations from October 2020

Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the October 29th 2020 Just Desserts meeting that took place online using Zoom meeting software, 11 members participated in a discussion of the body of works by suspense author Patricia Highsmith, after which we held our monthly round robin in which all 11 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of Patricia Highsmith novels that members read and mentioned during our October 2020 discussion:

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in October 2020:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in October 2020:

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