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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – July 30 2015

Just Desserts Logo 225At the July 30th, 2015 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2015:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended in June 2015:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Jonathan Kellerman’s “Victims”

Just Desserts Logo 225victimsWhen the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on July 30th, 2015, 18 of us enjoyed discussing Victims, the 27th book in the popular Alex Delaware series of mystery thrillers by Jonathan Kellerman. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Victims novels in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery  fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance.

What do you think of Victims, by Jonathan Kellerman, or the Alex Delaware series in general?

Join us for our next meeting on August 27th, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library. We’ll be discussing the first 3 volumes in the relatively new “Carpenter & Quincannon” series, jointly written by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini.

We hope to see you then!

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – June 25, 2015

Just Desserts Logo 225At the June 25th, 2015 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2015:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended in June 2015:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Randy Wayne White’s “Doc Ford” series

Just Desserts Logo 225sanibelflatsWhen the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on June 25th, 2015, 18 of us enjoyed discussing the “Doc Ford” series of mystery thrillers, by Randy Wayne White. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about the “Doc Ford” novels in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery  fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance.

What do you think of the “Doc Ford” novels by Randy Wayne White?

Join us for our next meeting on July 30, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library. We’ll be discussing the novel Victims, by Jonathan Kellerman, a recent volume in his Alex Delaware series.

We hope to see you then!

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – May 28 2015

Just Desserts Logo 225At the May 28th, 2015 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, we held our third annual “Series Share” meeting. Instead of all group members reading the same book for group discussion, everyone was encouraged to read the first or second volume in ANY new mystery/thriller series, and share their first impressions of that series with the group. Most group members followed this theme, although a few also shared the other titles they’ve recently been reading.

Here’s the list of book and/or series discussed at this meeting:

  • Naomi Hirahara — Murder on Bamboo Street — The Ellie Rush bicycle cop series
  • Ben Aaronovitch — Whispers Underground — The Rivers of London series
  • J.J. Cook — Fry Another Day — A Food Truck mystery
  • Ellery Adams — Lemon Pies and Little White Lies — A Charmed Pie Shop mystery
  • Miranda James — Bless Her Dead Little Heart — A Southern Ladies mystery
  • Leslie Budewitz — Crime Rib — A Food Lovers Village mystery
  • Tom Bouman — Dry Bones in the Valley
  • Laura DiSilverio — Readaholics: Falcon Fiasco — A Book Book Club Mystery Series
  • Maria Chance — Snow White Red Handed — A Fairy Tale Fatal mystery
  • David Baldacci — Memory Man — Amos Decker series
  • J.A. Jance — Payment in Kind
  • Joanne Fluke — The Double Fudge Brownie Murder (also the new TV movie series adapting Fluke’s novels)
  • James Patterson — NYPD Red #3
  • Tess Gerritsen — The Silent Girl — Rizzoli & Isles series
  • Erik Van Lustbader — First Daughter — The First Daughter series
  • Wendi Corsi Staub — Scared to Death
  • Lisa Scottoline — Every Fifteen Seconds
  • Paul MacDonald — Smile Now, Cry Later — Charlie Restic series
  • Paula Hawkins — Girl on a Train
  • Ashley Weaver — Murder at the Brightwell — Amory Ames series
  • Nele Neuheus — Snow White Must Die; Bad Wolf; and The Ice Queen — Pia Kirchoff and Oliver Von Bodenstein series
  • Craig Johnson — Wait for Signs — Walt Longmire short stories
  • William Kent Krueger — The Cork O’Conner series
  • Paul Doiron — the Mike Bowditch game warder series
  • Thomas Perry — Vanishing Act — A Jane Whitfield mystery
  • Robert Crais — Suspect — A Scott Adams novel
  • Lee Child — Personal — A Jack Reacher novel
  • Michael Connelly — Void Moon
  • Paige Shelton — If Catfish Had Nine Lives — A Country Cooking mystery
  • Christine Huson — Snow Way Out — A Snow Globe Shop mystery
  • Michael Connelly and John Sandford [eds.] — FaceOff — crossovers between popular unrelated series
  • Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg — The Job — A Fox & O’Hare novel
  • Ovidia Yu — Auntie Lee’s Deadly Special — A Singaporean mystery

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended from recent reading:

  • Hallie Ephron — There Was an Old Woman
  • Timothy Schaffert — The Swan Gondola
  • Malala Yousafzai — I Am Malala — (also in the Young Adult version)

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?