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Just Desserts members shared “Memorable Stand-Alone Mysteries” last night

At the September 26th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, 19 group members had the opportunity to share comments about a “Memorable Stand-Alone Mystery” that they’d read. Here’s the list of titles the group members shared. This meeting was audio-recorded for eventual release as a library podcast.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense “stand-alone” novels shared by Just Desserts members in September 2019:

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

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – August 2019

At the August 29th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – a.k.a. J.K. Rowling), we held our monthly round robin in which all 16 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in August 2019:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in August 2019:

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

Join the discussion of Robert Galbraith’s “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on August 29th, 2019, 16 group members discussed the 2013 novel The Cuckoo’s Calling by author J.K. Rowling, writing under her pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about The Cuckoo’s Calling and “Robert Galbraith”, 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 — currently through our October 2019 meeting.

So…What do you think of “Robert Galbraith”, and the Cormoran Strike series, starting with The Cuckoo’s Calling?

Join us again on September 26th, 2019 for the next meeting of Just Desserts. We’ll have a special theme this month, instead of our normal assigned author/title. The discussion topic for September with by “Favorite Stand-Alone Mystery Novel”. All participants will have to chance to describe their all-time favorite stand-alone mystery novel — it can be a classic or modern story, but it can’t be part of a series. We hope to see you there!

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – February 2019

At the February 28th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window), we held our monthly round robin in which all attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in February 2019:

  • The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • A new annotated edition of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler – past author selection for Just Desserts (libraries do not own this new edition — but we have plenty of older editions)
  • The Whistler by John Grisham
  • Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • The Fish Out of Water Series by Amy Lane (libraries own all 4 but only as e-books)
  • The Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly (as a book-on-cd) – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • (someone mentioned something about sometime titles Murder at the Luau but I was unable to get author information and can’t find anything about this title online)

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in February 2019:

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

Reading Recommendations from May 2018 “Series Share” Just Desserts meeting

At the May 31st, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, our theme was our annual “Series Share” – participants were encouraged to read the first or second volume in any “new” mystery/thriller/suspense series that has started within the past 3 years (2016-2018). Each person was encouraged to describe the series, the central character(s), the themes or tone, the setting, and ultimately whether they would give it a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” recommendation. For the most part, group members met these guidelines, though not 100%. This session was audio-recorded and will eventually be released through the libraries’ series of podcasts. We did NOT have time at the end of this month’s session for our traditional “round robin” to find out what else Just Desserts members have been reading. [NOTE: Titles not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries have been submitted as purchase suggestions through the libraries’ Suggest-a-Title form.]

Join us again on June 28, 2018 at South Branch for a group discussion of James Lee Burke’s Robicheaux (2017).


Here’s the list of the titles/series of mystery/suspense books discussed by Just Desserts members at our May 2018 meeting:

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