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Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – January 2011

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the January Just Desserts meeting last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, 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:

  • The Tulip Virus by Danielle Hermans (via InterLibrary Loan)
  • The Edge by Jeffery Deaver
  • The Scumble River series by Denise Swanson
  • Books by Stephen White
  • Books by Harlan Coben
  • Books by Gregory Iles
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (our February selection)
  • The Vicky Bliss series by Elizabeth Peters
  • Books by Peter Robinson
  • Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen by Emily Brightwell
  • The Judas Strain by James Rollins
  • Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
  • The Midsomer Murders series on DVD
  • The Knitting Mystery series by Maggie Sefton
  • The Debutante Dropout series by Susan McBride
  • The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes by Barry Grant
  • The Stiff and the Dead by Lori Avocato (not in library)
  • The Man Who Invented Florida by Randy Wayne White
  • The City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
  • What Happened at Midnight – The Hardy Boys by Franklin Dixon
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
  • A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Cackleberry Club series by Laura Childs
  • The Miss Zukas/Helma Zukas series by Jo Dereske
  • The Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen
  • I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
  • The Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben
  • The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz

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

 

October 2010 mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members

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At the October Just Desserts meeting last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, 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:

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, and The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall-Smith, the latest in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series, previously used as a Just Desserts selection
  • The Immigrants by Howard Fast
  • The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
  • Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
  • The Spider’s Web by Margaret Coel
  • Murder by the Glass by Michele Scott, part of the Wine Lovers Mystery series
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
  • Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
  • Seasons of Bones and Criminal Minds on DVD
  • Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
  • State Fair by Earlene Fowler
  • Recent works by C.J. Box
  • Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
  • The Hardy Boys and the Shortwave Mystery by Franklin Dixon
  • The Case of the Hook-Billed Kites by J.S. Borthwick
  • The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris
  • Time and Again by Jack Finney
  • Maid of Murder by Amanda Fowler
  • The latest issue of Mystery Scene magazine

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

September 2010 Mystery Recommendations From Just Desserts Members

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At the September Just Desserts meeting last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, 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:

  • The Lisbeth Salander series by Stieg Larsson
  • Pushing Up Bluebonnets by Leann Sweeney
  • The Cat, the Professor and the Poison by Leann Sweeney
  • The Death on Demand series by Carolyn G. Hart
  • The Sister Agatha mystery series by Aimee Thurlo
  • The Melanie Travis series by Laurian Berenson
  • The Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout (a previous selection of Just Desserts)
  • The Billy Boyle series by James R. Benn
  • The Case of the Hook-Billed Kite by J.S. Borthwick
  • The Tulip Virus by Danielle Hermans
  • A Dilly of a Death by Susan Wittig Albert
  • Red Delicious Death by Sheila Connelly
  • State Fair and others in the Benni Harper series by Earlene Fowler
  • Last to Die by Kate Brady (author web site)
  • The Serpent’s Tale by Arianna Franklin
  • The Spellman Family series by Lisa Lutz
  • The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi
  • Various volumes in The Hardy Boys series by Franklin Dixon
  • The Lion by Nelson DeMille
  • The Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke (a previous selection of Just Desserts)
  • Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
  • Ghost at Work by Carolyn G. Hart

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

July 2010 mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members

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At the July Just Desserts meeting last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, 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. We had a record-breaking attendance for the July meeting, so here’s a longer-than-usual list of the novels that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • Blood Ties by Kay Hooper
  • Sink Trap by Christy Evans
  • The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library by Alice Kimberly (a.k.a. Cleo Coyle)
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • The Women’s Mystery Club series by James Patterson
  • The Lion by Nelson DeMille
  • The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
  • Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen
  • Heat Wave by Richard Castle
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • The Knitting Mystery series by Maggie Sefton
  • Knit, Purl and Die by Anne Canadeo
  • False Witness by Aimee Thurlo
  • Sweet Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
  • A Catered Wedding by Isis Crawford
  • Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown
  • Closet Confidential by Mary Jane Maffini
  • Seneca Falls Inheritance by Miriam Grace Monfredo
  • Winter Study by Nevada Barr (part of the Anna Pigeon series, previously discussed by Just Desserts)
  • Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky
  • The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson

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

May 2010 Mystery Recommendations from Just Desserts

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At the May Just Desserts meeting, last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, 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 and DVD sets that were hot in May with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin (series previously used for Just Desserts discussion)
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
  • The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
  • Exposed by Alex Kava
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • The Broken Vase, a Tecumseh Fox novel by Rex Stout
  • A Twist of Orchids by Michelle Wan
  • Cursed by Carol Higgins Clark
  • Farrier’s Lane by Anne Perry
  • A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carre (on CD)
  • Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown
  • The Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow (series previously used for Just Desserts discussion)

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