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Reading Suggestions from Just Desserts members – January 2014

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the January 2014 Just Desserts meeting last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” books, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the novels that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES

  • One Shot by Lee Child (on CD)
  • Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard
  • W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  • Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (on CD)
  • Storm Front by Richard Castle (on CD)
  • Heat Wave and others by Richard Castle
  • That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook
  • Playing With Fire by J.J. Cook
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
  • The Broken Places by Ace Atkins
  • Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson
  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson
  • Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais
  • Storm Front by John Sandford
  • Deadly Forecast by Victoria Laurie
  • Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard The works of Elliott Roosevelt
  • The Murdoch Mysteries on DVD
  • A Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  • Still Life by Louise Penny
  • A Wanted Man by Lee Child
  • Morning After by Lisa Jackson
  • Shiver by Lisa Jackson
  • The Sarah Woods mystery series by Jennifer L. Jennings
  • Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
  • The Booktown Mysteries by Lorna Barrett
  • 52 Pick-Up by Elmore Leonard
  • Identical by Scott Turow
  • Cross My Heart by James Patterson
  • A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
  • Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor
  • Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger
  • Damned if You Do and other Jesse Stone novels by Michael Brandman
  • The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
  • Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
  • Never Go Back by Lee Child
  • Deception Point by Dan Brown
  • A Question of Honor by Charles Todd
  • Pandora’s Daughter by Iris Johansen (on CD)
  • Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard (on CD)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  • The Taking by Dean Koontz
  • Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich (on CD)
  • Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner (on CD)
  • Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben (on CD)
  • The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais
  • The Watchman by Robert Crais
  • Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais
  • Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan

NON-MYSTERIES

  • Hitler’s Cross by Erwin Lutzer
  • Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
  • Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?

Reading Suggestions from Just Desserts members – October 2013

Just Desserts Logo 225Here is the list of reading recommendations from the October 2013 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting. After discussing our book-of-the-month, the group did a round robin, asking members to say what they’d been reading lately that they’d recommend.

Here is the list of titles that were hot with this mystery-savvy bunch of readers in October:

MYSTERIES/THRILLERS/SUSPENSE

  • Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson
  • Never Go Back by Lee Child (several people)
  • The Louis Kincaid series by P.J. Parrish
  • The Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier
  • W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (several people)
  • Let it Burn by Steve Hamilton
  • The Sound and the Furry by Steve Quinn
  • Killing Custer by Margaret Coel
  • Death on Demand, Design for Murder, Something Wicked and Honeymoon With Murder by Carolyn G. Hart
  • Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton (on CD)
  • The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child (on CD)
  • Finding Nouf and The Kingdom of Strangers by Zoe Ferraris
  • Death Comes Silently by Carolyn Hart
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
  • A Tap at the Window by Linwood Barclay
  • Let the Dark Flower Blossom by Norah Labiner
  • Nearer Home by Joy Castro
  • Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
  • Sleight of Hand by Phillip Margolin
  • Alone by Lisa Gardner
  • And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
  • Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton
  • The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown
  • A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle
  • Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy
  • Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (several people)
  • Jack Reacher the movie adaptation based on the books by Lee Child
  • Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski
  • The Joe Gunther series by Archer Mayor
  • The English Girl, The English Assassin and The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
  • Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson
  • Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (on CD)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Damned if You Do by Michael Brandman
  • The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson
  • Leverage: The Con Job by Matt Forbeck
  • Covert Affairs: Season Three on DVD

NON-MYSTERIES

  • The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe by Mary Simses
  • Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier (on CD)
  • A Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
  • The Butler: A Witness to History by Will Haygood
  • Dead Man Walking by Helen Prejean
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

What you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

September 2013 Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225Here is the list of reading recommendations from the September 2013 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting. After discussing our book-of-the-month, the group did a round robin, asking members to say what they’d been reading lately that they’d recommend.

Here is the list of titles that were hot with this mystery-savvy bunch of readers in September:

MYSTERIES/THRILLERS/SUSPENSE

  • Mystery Scene magazine — link goes to the official website for the magazine; the libraries do not subscribe to this magazine at this time
  • Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
  • Blood, Ash and Bone by Tina Whittle
  • Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton
  • The Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle
  • The works of The works of Joanne Fluke
  • A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson
  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  • Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger
  • Murder of a Stacked Librarian by Denise Swanson
  • Murder at Death’s Hotel by Kenneth M. Cameron
  • Second Watch by J.A. Jance
  • Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson
  • Watchin the Dark by Peter Robinson
  • Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs
  • Spider’s Web by Margaret Coel
  • The Hercule Poirot stories by Agatha Christie
  • The Embroidery series by Monica Ferris
  • The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
  • Last Wool and Testament by Molly Macrae
  • W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  • Killing Custer by Margaret Coel
  • The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter
  • The Beast by Faye Kellerman
  • Stranded by Alex Kava
  • The Toby Neal series as Kindle files (Broken Ferns, Black Jasmine, Blood Orchids)
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)

NON-MYSTERIES

  • Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
  • The entire Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield

What you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

August 2013 Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225Here is the list of reading recommendations from the August 2013 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting. After discussing our book-of-the-month, the group did a round robin, asking members to say what they’d been reading lately that they’d recommend.

Here is the list of titles that were hot with this mystery-savvy bunch of readers in August:

MYSTERIES/THRILLERS/SUSPENSE

  • Mystery Scene magazine — link goes to the official website for the magazine; the libraries do not subscribe to this magazine at this time
  • Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
  • The Beast by Faye Kellerman
  • Stranded by Alex Kava
  • Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker
  • Murder in Thrall by Anne Cleeland
  • Sherlock on DVD
  • Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
  • Video Kill by Joanne Fluke
  • A Wanted Man by Lee Child (on CD) [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • Brunetti’s Cookbook by Donna Leon and Roberto Pianaro
  • The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • The Toby Neal series as Kindle files (Broken Ferns, Black Jasmine, Blood Orchids)
  • The Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski
  • The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)
  • The Highway by C.J. Box
  • The Killing Floor by Lee Child
  • Don’t Tell a Soul by David Rosenfelt
  • Heart of Ice by P.J. Parrish
  • Gluten for Punishment by Nancy Parra
  • Joyland by Stephen King (gave up on this one)
  • Mistress by John Patterson and David Ellis
  • Kinsey & Me by Sue Grafton

NON-MYSTERIES

  • Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce [the 2013 One Book – One Lincoln winner]
  • Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole
  • 17 cents and a Dream by Daniel Milstein
  • Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
  • The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
  • The Soloist by Mark Salzman
  • Hidden Order by Brad Thor
  • Lunatic Café by Laurell K. HamiltonThe Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleeve
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

What you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

July 2013 reading recommendations from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225Here is the list of reading recommendations from the July 2013 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting. After discussing our book-of-the-month, the group did a round robin, asking members to say what they’d been reading lately that they’d recommend.

Here is the list of titles that were hot with this mystery-savvy bunch of readers in July:

MYSTERIES/THRILLERS/SUSPENSE

  • Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell (on CD)
  • A Wanted Man by Lee Child (on CD) [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • Good People by Ewart Hutton
  • The Golden Egg by Donna Leon [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • Creepers by David Morrell
  • The Husband and four others by Dean Koontz
  • Catch Me by Lisa Gardner [a forthcoming Just Desserts selected author]
  • Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
  • Niceville by Carsten Stroud
  • Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo
  • Live Wire by Harlan Coben [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • Several books in the bibliophile mystery series by Kate Carlisle
  • Six Years by Harlan Coben [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • Bones are Forever by Kathy Reich [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • The 12th of Never by James Patterson
  • Luther, seasons 1 and 2 on DVD
  • Curtain by Agatha Christie
  • The Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle
  • Redeemer by Jo Nesbo
  • The Dan Shamble zombie mystery series by Kevin J. Anderson
  • The Needlecraft mystery series by Monica Ferris
  • The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke [our August Just Desserts selection!]
  • The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais [a past Just Desserts selected author]
  • The Cat, the Mill and the Murder by Leann Sweeney
  • Murder is a Fine Art by David Morrell
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • Mystery Scene magazine — link goes to the official website for the magazine; the libraries do not subscribe to this magazine at this time
  • Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan
  • Covert Affairs, seasons 1 and 2 on DVD

NON-MYSTERIES

  • Trident K9 Warriors by Michael Ritland
  • Dan Gets a Minivan by Dan Zevin
  • Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich (including book-on-CD) [a 2013 One Book – One Lincoln finalist]
  • The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (including book- on-CD) [a 2013 One Book – One Lincoln finalist]
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce [a 2013 One Book – One Lincoln finalist]
  • Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
  • The Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor
  • (an unidentified book about the Ratcliffe Highway Murders in British history)
  • The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

What you been reading lately that you’d recommend?