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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?

Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – May/June 2011

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At the May and June Just Desserts meetings, 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 that month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MAY

The Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen
The Wedding Cake Mystery series by Mary Jane Clark
14 by J.T. Ellison
The Bone Thief by J. Bass
Lark Rise to Candleford [DVD] Remarkable Things by Tracy Chevalier
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Discover of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Room by Emma Donahue
The Fifth Horseman by James Patterson
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen [NF] The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry
The Vicky Bliss series by Elizabeth Peters
Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
Heartwood by Belva Plain
Sail by James Patterson
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Dead Dry by Sarah Andrews
Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
A Little Gentle Sleuthing by Betty Rowlands
Cat Coming Home by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
The works of Joanne Carl
The works of James Doss
The works of Tony Hillerman
The works of Patricia Cornwell
The works of Erle Stanley Gardner

JUNE

The works of Joanne Carl
The works of James Doss
The works of Tony Hillerman
The works of Patricia Cornwell
The works of Erle Stanley Gardner
The works of Archer Mayor
The works of Iris Johansen
The works of Patricia Cornwell
The works of Elaine Viets
The works of Joanne Pflug
The works of Craig Johnson
The works of Susan Wittig Albert
Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead by Emily Brightwell
The Books-on-CD editions of the works of Sarah Graves
The Sixth Lamentation by James Patterson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
A Deadly Yarn by Maggie Sefton
Aunt Dimity, Detective and others by Nancy Atherton
The Clocks by Agatha Christie
Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
The Enemy by Lee Child
A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block
Death Without Company by Craig Johnson
10th Anniversary by James Patterson
Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker
Fallen by Karin Slaughter
The Jane Austen series by Stephanie Barron
A Lonely Death by Charles Todd

We apologize that this entry of group recommendations doesn’t include hotlinks into the catalog — we figured it was better to at least share the info now, rather than wait another week until the links could be added. In the meantime, the August through October Just Desserts selected titles will be announced shortly!

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

Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – March 2011

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At the March 31st 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:

  • The Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen
  • To Have and to Kill by Mary Jane Clark
  • 14 by J.T. Ellison
  • The Bone Thief by Jefferson Bass
  • Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The 5th Horseman by James Patterson (Women’s Murder Club series)
  • City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
  • The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
  • Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
  • The Vicky Bliss series by Elizabeth Peters
  • Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker
  • Sail by James Patterson
  • Dead Dry in the Em Hansen series by Sarah Andrews
  • Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
  • The Lee McKinney series by JoAnna Carl
  • The Charlie Moon series by James Doss
  • The works of Tony Hillerman
  • The works of Patricia Cornwell
  • The works of Erle Stanley Gardner
  • A Little Gentle Sleuthing – the first in the Melissa Craig series by Betty Rowlands
  • Cat Coming Home – one of the latest Joe Grey mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Non-Mysteries recommended by group members:

  • The works of Ray Kurzweil
  • The DVD series Lark Rise to Candleford
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Works about John Wesley
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Room by Emily Donoghue
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
  • The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
  • Heartwood by Belva Plain
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova

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