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Just Desserts — Patricia Highsmith discussion and Reading Recommendations from October 2020

Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the October 29th 2020 Just Desserts meeting that took place online using Zoom meeting software, 11 members participated in a discussion of the body of works by suspense author Patricia Highsmith, after which we held our monthly round robin in which all 11 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of Patricia Highsmith novels that members read and mentioned during our October 2020 discussion:

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in October 2020:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in October 2020:

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

Discussion of A.J. Finn’s “The Woman in the Window”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on February 28th, 2019, 12 group members discussed the 2018 psychological suspense novel The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (pseudonym of Dan Mallory). Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about The Woman in the Window and A.J. Finn, 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 May 2019 meeting.

So…What do you think of A.J. Finn, and his debut novel The Woman in the Window?

Join us again in March 2019 for a discussion of John Connolly’s novel  thriller The Woman in the Woods, in the 4th floor auditorium at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & “N” St., in downtown Lincoln, on March 28th, 2019.

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!

Discussion of Dennis Lehane’s “Shutter Island”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on June 29th, 2017, 19 of us enjoyed discussing Shutter Island, a 2006 standalone novel by author Dennis Lehane. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Shutter Island, 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 Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane?