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Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – February 2012

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

At the February 2012 Just Desserts meeting, 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 books that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

Mysteries

  • Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman (not in library collection)
  • Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams (this 1st in series not in library collection, although others are)
  • Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington
  • Still Life by Louise Penny
  • Acqua Alta by Donna Leon
  • The Virginia Rich/Nancy Pickard culinary mysteries
  • The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
  • Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Jessica Fletcher mystery series
  • The works of Anne Perry
  • The works of Jacqueline Winspear
  • The medieval mysteries of Ian Morson
  • The works of Rhys Bowen
  • Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell
  • The St. Patrick’s Day Murders by Joanne Fluke
  • The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver
  • Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson
  • The works of Walter Mosley
  • Mice by Gordon Reece (not in library collection)
  • Kill Shot by Vince Flynn
  • Abuse of Power by Michael Savage
  • Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster (not in library collection)
  • Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
  • Backspin by Harlan Coben
  • The works of Donna Leon
  • The Confession by Charles Todd
  • The Drop, and others by Michael Connelly

Non-Mysteries

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Biographies of Katherine Hepburn, John Wayne and JFK
  • Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gail Tzemach Lemmon
  • All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Biography of Natalie Wood
  • Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
  • That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman

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

Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – January 2012

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At the January 2012 Just Desserts meeting, 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, (especially over the November/December “hiatus” that the group takes), that they felt they could recommend. Here’s a list of the books that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES

  • A House to Die For by Vicki Doudera
  • Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree by Nancy Atherton
  • The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson
  • The Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • 10th Anniversary by James Patterson
  • The Do-it-Yourself series by Jennie Bentley
  • The Yellow Rose series by Leann Sweeney
  • The Cats in Trouble series by Leann Sweeney
  • Night of the Living Deb by Susan McBride
  • The Cat Sitter’s Pajamas by Blaize Clement
  • As the Pig Turns, an Agatha Raisin novel by M.C. Beaton
  • Maigret Goes Home by George Simenon
  • The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Tag Man by Archer Mayor
  • The Drop by Michael Connelly
  • Northwest Angle by William Kent Kreuger
  • Back of Beyond by C.J. Box
  • Acqua Alta by Donna Leon
  • Foul Play at Four by Ann Purser
  • Books by Louise Penny
  • Seven Sisters by Earlene Fowler
  • Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
  • Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues: A Jesse Stone novel by Michael Brandman
  • Books by George Simenon
  • A Brutal Telling by Louis Penny
  • Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
  • Breakdown, a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky
  • The Death on Demand series by Carolyn G. Hart
  • Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon
  • The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
  • Countdown by Iris Johansen
  • The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjowall
  • The Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton
  • I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • The Stieg Larsson trilogy on audio
  • The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
  • The Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
  • Books by Henning Mankell
  • The Snowman by Jo Nesbo on audio
  • Books by Donna Leon
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

NON-MYSTERIES

  • Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  • Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost
  • Dirty Little Secrets by Cynthia Jaynes Omolulu
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
  • Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin
  • The Wedding Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
  • Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • This Time Together by Carol Burnett
  • Pearl in China by Anchi Min
  • Flower Net by Lisa See
  • Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb
  • Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation by Charles Glass
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

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

Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – October 2011

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

At the October 27th, Just Desserts meeting, 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 in October with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • Split by Catherine Coulter
  • Evil Eclairs by Jessica Beck
  • Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt
  • Murder and the First Lady by Elliott Roosevelt
  • The Hyde Park Murders by Elliott Roosevelt
  • Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
  • Shockwave by John Sandford
  • Blood Red Indian Summer by David Handler
  • Dead by Midnight by Carolyn G. Hart
  • The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
  • The Cruelest Month, part of the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny
  • Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson
  • On the Line by S.J. Rozen
  • The Treacherous Teddy by John J. Lamb
  • The Ranger by Ace Atkins
  • Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton
  • Thunder Bay by William Kent Kreuger
  • Kill and Tell by Linda howard
  • Innocent in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton
  • A Rule Against Murder, part of the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny
  • The Wheel of Fate by Kate Sedley

Non-Mysteries read recently by group members:

  • The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah
  • Cutting for Stone (on CD) by Abraham Verghese
  • The Story of Beautiful Girl (on CD) by Rachel Simon

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

Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – September 2011

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At the September 29th Just Desserts meeting, 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:

  • Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons by Blaize Clement
  • At Risk by Patricia Cornwell
  • The Mrs. Jeffries series by Emily Brightwell
  • Naked Heat by Richard Castle
  • Blood Stream by Tess Gerritsen
  • A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
  • The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
  • Sixkill by Robert B. Parker
  • One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow
  • Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle by Ann B. Ross
  • The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell
  • Son of Stone by Stuart Woods
  • Heat Wave by Richard Castle
  • Very Bad Men by Harry Dolan
  • The Inspector Singh series by Shamini Flint
  • Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
  • The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg
  • Lucifer’s Tears by Jack Thompson
  • Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
  • Heat Rising by Richard Castle

Non-Mysteries recommended by group members:

  • The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World
  • Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

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

Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – July 2011

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At the July Just Desserts meetings, after discussing our monthly “assigned” books, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries (or other works) they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend. Here’s a list of the novels that were hot that month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • The works of Kathy Reichs, including Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets and Monday Mourning
  • The One Book – One Lincoln finalists, including Cutting for Stone, A History of Love and Zeitoun
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • A couple of folks were reading Agatha Christie, including The Clocks and The Mystery of the Blue Train
  • The latest from Sue Henry
  • The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall-Smith
  • The works of Archer Mayor
  • The works of Lee Child
  • Live From Cape Canaveral by Jay Barbree
  • Vision Impossible by Victoria Laurie
  • Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Blue Virgin by M.K. Graff
  • The Faithful Place by Tana French
  • One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett

What have you been reading lately that you’d like to recommend?