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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?

February 2018 reading recommendations from Just Desserts members

At the February 22nd, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Lindsey Davis’ 20-volume series featuring Marcus Didius Falco), we held our monthly round robin in which all the 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 2018:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in February 2018:

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

Reading List from Just Desserts “Anthology” meeting – January 2017

At the January 26th, 2017 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, the theme of the monthly meeting was “Mystery Anthologies and Short Story Collections”. First, we had a round robin in which each attendee shared comments about whichever Anthology or Collection they had read for the month, then we had a second round robin in which all 15 attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.


Here were the Anthologies/Collections read by group members specifically for the January 2017 meeting:

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in January 2017:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended in January 2017:

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

September 2016 reading recommendations from Just Desserts members

Just Desserts Logo 225At the September 29th, 2016 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 September 2016:

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

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

Recommended Reading in June 2014 from Just Desserts

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the June 2014 Just Desserts meeting on 6/26, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the books that were hot in June 2014 with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES

  • Terminal City by Linda Fairstein
  • Secret Prey by John Sandford
  • Slow Kill by Michal McGarrity
  • And Then There Were None (on Audio) by Agatha Christie
  • This Dame For Hire by Sandra Scoppetone
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on DVD, based on the books by Kerry Greenwood
  • Field of Prey by John Sandford
  • The Old Blue Line – a Joanna Brady novella by J.A. Jance
  • Whack Job by Kendell Lynn
  • The Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier
  • NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and ??? Karp
  • Death Angel by Linda Howard
  • The Son by Jo Nesbo
  • Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart
  • The Last Man by Vince Flynn
  • In a Dark House by Deborah Crombie
  • Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
  • Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
  • The Book of Old Houses by Sarah Graves
  • A Face at the Window by Sarah Graves
  • The Cell by Stephen King
  • Any Other Name by Craig Johnson
  • Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
  • The Longmire TV series based on the books by Craig Johnson (on Netflix)
  • Bad Blood by Linda Fairstein
  • Silent Mercy by Linda Fairstein
  • A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King
  • Run For Your Life by Andrea Kane
  • You Don’t Want to Know by Lisa Jackson
  • The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall
  • Stolen Lives by Jassy Mackenzie
  • The Affair (audiobook) by Lee Child
  • A Darker Shade of Sweden edited by John-Henri Holmberg
  • Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
  • Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara
  • Mystery Scene Magazine – not in the libraries’ collection, but available locally at both Barnes and Noble locations

NON-MYSTERIES

  • At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcon
  • Coop by Michael Perry
  • Population: 485 by Michael Perry
  • Truck: A Love Story by Michael Perry
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  • One Good Thing by Kevin Alan Milne
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Y the Last Man graphic novel series by Brian Vaughn
  • The Light Between Oceans (audiobook) by M.L. Stedman

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?