Books discussed at the January 2020 Just Desserts “Anthologies” meeting
At the January 30th, 2020 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, the assigned reading topic was “Mystery Anthologies and/or Short Story Collections”. Each participating group member was to have read ANY multi-author mystery anthology or single-author mystery short story collection, and everyone was given an opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on whatever they had read.
Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense anthologies or short story collections discussed by Just Desserts members in January 2020:
FaceOff (11 stories by pairs of authors, crossing over each of their best-known characters) edited by David Baldacci on behalf of the International Thriller Writers (two members of Just Desserts read this, one in the audiobook format)
Matchup (11 stories by pairs of authors – one male/one female – crossing over each of their best-known characters) edited by Lee Child on behalf of the International Thriller Writers (three members of Just Desserts all read this one)
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:
Scott read And Then There Were None (1939) by Agatha Christie, the best-selling mystery novel of all-time at over 100,000,000 copies sold!
Rayma read Old Bones (2019) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (likely the first in a new series, but the only one out so far)