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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?

Mystery recommendations from April 2010 Just Desserts meeting

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At the April 2010 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 and DVD sets that were hot in April with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • The Calling by Inger Wolfe
  • A Twist of Orchids by Michelle Wan
  • Death of an Irish Sinner by Bartholomew Gill
  • The Kevin Kerney series by Michael McGarrity (previously used as a Just Desserts selection)
  • Aunt Dimity Down Under and others in the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton
  • The Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow (previously used as a Just Desserts selection)
  • The Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear (previously used as a Just Desserts selection)
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Helen Hath No Fury by Gillian Roberts
  • Bones: Season Three
  • Criminal Minds: The Second Season
  • Burn Notice: Season Two
  • Rosemary & Thyme
  • The Knitting Mystery series by Maggie Sefton
  • The Melanie Travis series by Laurien Berenson
  • The Lee Nez series by Aimee and David Thurlo
  • Dog On It and Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn

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

Recent Mystery Recommendations – March 2010

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At the March 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 this month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Silent Spirit by Margaret Coel
  • The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
  • The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney
  • The Ian Rutledge series by Charles Todd
  • The Scotland Yard series by Deborah Crombie (who will be Author Guest of Honor at the upcoming Mayhem in the Midlands mystery conference in Omaha, May 27-29, 2010)

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