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Discussion of the Works of Ruth Rendell

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on April 26th, 2018, group members discussed the entire body of works by British author Ruth Rendell, often dubbed “the Queen of mysteries”. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Ruth Rendell and here fiction, in a reply comment to this blog post, below. This meeting of Just Desserts was recorded for eventual release as part of the libraries’ audio podcast series!

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 October 2018.

What do you think of Ruth Rendell, her Inspector Wexford series of novels, her psychological suspense novels, or the novels she wrote under the Barbara Vine pseudonym?

Join us next month for our annual “Series Share” meeting, where everyone will share a new mystery fiction series they’ve recently discovered, at South Branch on May 31st, 2018.

Click here to check out the audio podcast recording of this meeting!

J.D. Robb’s “Obsession in Death”

Just Desserts Logo 225ObsessioninDeathWhen the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on September 29th, 2016, 25 of us enjoyed discussing Obsession in Death, a 2015 entry (#40) in the long-running Eve Dallas/In Death series by Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Obsession in Death and the In Death series, 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 Obsession in Death and the Eve Dallas/In Death series by J.D. Robb (a.k.a. Nora Roberts)?

Elizabeth George’s “In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner”

Just Desserts Logo 225inpursuitofthepropersinnerDuring our May 2011 meeting, the Just Desserts mystery fiction group discussed Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley mystery, In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner.

This book was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on May 19th, 2011. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book (and series) in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

Join us next on June 30th, 2011, at South Branch Library (6:30 p.m.), as we discuss author Sarah Graves’ The Book of Old Houses. Additional titles for upcoming months’ discussions have also been posted to the Book Groups page on the libraries’ BookGuide web site.

And, for additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings, 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!

What did you think of In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner?

Ian Rankin’s “A Question of Blood”

questionofbloodJust Desserts Logo 225For our second “contemporary author” discussion of 2009, we discussed Ian Rankin’s A Question of Blood, one of the later volumes in his critically acclaimed “Inspector Rebus” series, set in Ireland. [Note: The title of the book really is A Question of Blood, despite the title “The Question of Blood” on the cover reproduced here!]

This book was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on March 26, 2009. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below.